The fear of staying still, or worse, being left behind, haunts many a mid-careerist. Anuja Premika offers antidotes
Anyone at the halfway mark in their career will admit that things aren’t the same as when they began. Rules, norms and entire industries evolve at an ever-increasing speed, much like the changing definition of who is considered an ‘old-timer’.
As a mid-careerist, you may be the most challenged community of all professionals, believes Mumbai-based career coach Ajay Goyal. “You will have to compete with colleagues who are more energetic, technologically-savvy and ready to work at a lower CTC,” he adds. Moreover, women have a tougher climb up, fighting for a place in the boys club, remarks Girija Nair, co-founder of an online career guidance portal, Careerfutura.
But don’t fret. Here are some expert-approved ways you can fight the mid-career blues.
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