The concept of choosing a career path before one has even sipped their first glass of good cabernet (hi, college admissions prompts) has always been interesting to us. But nonetheless, it's a part of our culture and in our early twenties we’re expected to have it all figured out.
Except…what happens when you’ve pursued a career in food services or public relations—or even acquired an extensive degree in fields like law or medicine—and you change your mind? Perhaps you never liked your job to begin with or are experiencing burnout. Or maybe you had had a change of heart after returning to the workforce postpartum. Bottom line: you’re in the second half of your career, and you need a change.
We chatted with Jaclyn Johnson, the founder of Create & Cultivate, a media brand providing content, community and curated events for ambitious women, for some tips on pivoting careers when society least expects it.