Is there an age after which it is not advisable to change careers?

You are never too old to change your career. PHOTO | FILE | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • Changing careers is thus a survival tactic to stay relevant in the new environment, and also for organisations to respond to their consumers’ needs.
  • It is important to discuss this with a career coach, and get options on what you need to do to change gears. It is never too late.

My mother is always complaining that she hates her job, and she has been saying this for the last decade; yet she has stayed in her current job as a secretary in a corporate office for 25 years. Whenever I advice her to switch to something she enjoys doing, she says that she is too old. Is there an age limit to changing careers?

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