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I m confused about changing my career at the age of 28. Although I don't have much experience in my present career. I am 28 years and married.What to do?

#career I have completed my post graduation in civil engineering. I was having a job. But I left it after doing it for 6 months. Then I started preparing for government exam. But now I am want to change my career option, I want to do work in digital marketing field. I am presently working on it. But I am little bit of confused and worried.


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Riley’s Answer

Love your curiosity when it comes to finding the right career path! You're spot on. It's nerve-wracking when you consider making an industry change; I'm going to offer less advice and more reassurance. I dare say that marketing is one of the fields that benefits most from a range of backgrounds and experiences. Throughout my career, I've worked with marketers who have had "past lives" as engineers, project managers, elementary school teachers, and even a chef once! Marketing is the melting pot of human experience.

I will echo Tracey's advice in mapping your interests and finding a mentor! Here's one of my favorite exercises...

1. Think of one of your favorite brands / products that you consume
2. Head to that company's Linkedin and search their employees for "marketing"
3. Click through those marketing employees and take a look at their backgrounds - I guarantee you will find some surprises!
4. If you find someone you really resonate with, take a moment to send them a direct message to introduce yourself and ask some questions. I have very rarely had someone shoot me down when I ask to know more about them (from an altruistic place).

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Tracy’s Answer

I made a career move at 30 with adjacent experience to the work I'm now doing. The biggest thing was educating myself on not only what it takes to do the job, but also understand what it means to be in the role. I shadowed and worked with a number of people who were in the role, learned and read about the philosophies and processes, but also talked to people about what they liked about the role and the work they did. This gave me a real life view of what the career encompassed rather than jumping into the role and learning I didn't like it. Connecting with a mentor for a few months might help you understand more about the role and give you steps to get or learn what you are looking for.

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Mickael’s Answer

Hi Sashmita,

Changes in life are worrisome, especially when you are in charge of a family. I do understand as at 28, my wife and I made the decision to quit every thing we had, friends, family ... and move from our own native country to the United States with our two children. I found a job before moving but yet, nothing was certain.
If that what you want to do for a long time, if your current career does not please you then embrace that change. If you have your spouse helping you, supporting the family financially while you are transitioning, then you should go. You'll feel better later.

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Frank’s Answer

Good morning and thanks for your question. Congratulations on achieving your post graduation in civil engineering. Age is not a barrier and working in digital marketing Technology sounds like fun.

As you already have experience in Technology & Engineering >>>Have you thought about training to be a STEM Teacher?
S= Science
T= Technology
E= Engineering
M = Mathematics

The purpose of the STEM movement is to encourage students from under-represented communities and populations. For example, in 2012 less than 50% of STEM graduates had a job in the STEM field, and that figure is much lower for Blacks (36%) and Hispanics (37%).

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Find out about on line training for STEM Teachers by Contact Here: https:// www.tgrfoundation.org
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Look at other STEM training options at: https://www.discoveryeducation.com
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Check out "Condition of Education (COE) Home:" https://nces.ed.gov/programs/coe
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Keep moving Forward! Never Give Up! Good Luck! Best Wishes! Thanking You! Find Frank here: https://careervillage.org/users/74836/Frank
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Frank’s Answer

Good morning and thanks for your question. Congratulations on achieving your post graduation in civil engineering. Age is not a barrier and working in digital marketing Technology sounds like fun.

As you already have experience in Technology & Engineering >>>Have you thought about training to be a STEM Teacher?
S= Science
T= Technology
E= Engineering
M = Mathematics

The purpose of the STEM movement is to encourage students from under-represented communities and populations. For example, in 2012 less than 50% of STEM graduates had a job in the STEM field, and that figure is much lower for Blacks (36%) and Hispanics (37%).

see links below:

Frank recommends the following next steps:

Find out about on line training for STEM Teachers by Contact Here: https:// www.tgrfoundation.org
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Look at other STEM training options at: https://www.discoveryeducation.com
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Check out "Condition of Education (COE) Home:" https://nces.ed.gov/programs/coe
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Keep moving Forward! Never Give Up! Good Luck! Best Wishes! Thanking You! Find Frank here: https://careervillage.org/users/74836/Frank
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Blake’s Answer

Hello,

This is completely normal to decide that you don't like the career path that you have chosen. However, my advice at this point would be to take a career interest survey online to understand what you're passionate about. That way, you don't pursue another career path and find that you don't like it once you begin.

Blake

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Frank’s Answer

Good morning and thanks for your question. Congratulations on achieving your post graduation in civil engineering. Age is not a barrier and working in digital marketing Technology sounds like fun.

As you already have experience in Technology & Engineering >>>Have you thought about training to be a STEM Teacher?
S= Science
T= Technology
E= Engineering
M = Mathematics

The purpose of the STEM movement is to encourage students from under-represented communities and populations. For example, in 2012 less than 50% of STEM graduates had a job in the STEM field, and that figure is much lower for Blacks (36%) and Hispanics (37%).

(above extracts was obtain from online remote STEM Training Notes "How can the STEM movement prepare all students for future success?" provided by www.tgrfoundation.org and www.discovery-education.rise.com/learn/course/ 11.12.2020)

Frank recommends the following next steps:

Find out about on line training for STEM Teachers by Contact Here: https:// www.tgrfoundation.org
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Look at other STEM training options at: https://www.discoveryeducation.com
Saved!
Check out "Condition of Education (COE) Home:" https://nces.ed.gov/programs/coe
Saved!
Keep moving Forward! Never Give Up! Good Luck! Best Wishes! Thanking You! Find Frank here: https://careervillage.org/users/74836/Frank
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