Mid-career professional conversion

Mrsrx

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Be it the economical crisis or covid stress or just pure boredom people are thinking of changing specialties mid-career. Have you done it? or thinking of doing it?

What are the challenges that you have encountered? why have you change or looking to change? do you regret? Did you go back to uni/training?

Première observation : près d'une personne sur deux a déjà envisagé, initié ou réalisé une reconversion professionnelle. Pour être plus précis, 17% en ont déjà réalisé une, 5% sont en cours de reconversion, 12% ont commencé à se renseigner et 14% l'ont juste envisagé

Qui s'intéresse aujourd'hui à la reconversion ?​

Cette démarche apparaît comme une option professionnelle chez les actifs entre 25 et 44 ans (54% parmi les 25-34 ans et 56% parmi les 35-44 ans ont au moins envisagé une reconversion) et parmi ceux qui occupent le même poste depuis 4 ou 5 ans (63%).

Dans le contexte de la crise sanitaire liée à la covid-19, ils sont près d'1 actif sur 5 à avoir commencé à se questionner sur la possibilité d'un changement sur le plan professionnel (18%). Parmi ces personnes, 58% ont déclaré avoir besoin de donner du sens à leur travail et 31% y ont songé pour des contraintes personnelles. Par ailleurs, du fait de la crise sanitaire, 5% des actifs n'ont pas vu aboutir leur projet de changement professionnel et 5% ont décidé de le suspendre.

Quelles raisons poussent à se reconvertir ou se réorienter professionnellement ?​

Qu'ils aient initié une reconversion ou y réfléchissent, les actifs identifient, parmi les déclencheurs de ce changement, l'ennui et le manque de sens dans leur poste actuel (identifié par 40% des actifs en cours de reconversion et 45% des actifs qui l'envisagent). La pression subie dans leur emploi est également une motivation pour 36% des actifs en reconversion et pour 34% de ceux qui l'envisagent. Les accidents de parcours, tels que problèmes de santé (33%), contraintes familiales (20%) ou licenciements/restructurations (26%), constituent aussi des moteurs de changement importants.

Les priorités recherchées par les actifs déjà en reconversion sont avant tout le fait de se sentir utile/redonner du sens aux actions (51%), de gagner en liberté ou en équilibre vie pro/vie perso (49%) ou encore de transposer leur passion en métier (36%) dans leur nouvelle vie professionnelle.

Les actifs qui sont encore au stade de la réflexion sont plus pragmatiques, avec des objectifs qui se partagent entre une meilleure rémunération (46%) et l'équilibre pro-perso (46%). Le fait de retrouver du sens n'arrive qu'en troisième attente pour ces actifs (41%).
 

Isabella

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So as almost everyone knows i quit my job when my daughter was born and decided to stay at home. I have since reached the point in which i would like to go back to work just not my old work. Based on some research this is apparently common among mothers who take a break from work.

I honestly don't know what to do, haven't decided yet, i feel like i have limitless options and it's virtually impossible to narrow them down but i'm working on it. The one thing i know for sure is that i don't want to go back to medical physics or anything even remotely related to my old job.

Will let you know how my quest for a new purpose turns out, hopefully soon for the sake of my and my family's sanity lol.
 

Mrsrx

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So as almost everyone knows i quit my job when my daughter was born and decided to stay at home. I have since reached the point in which i would like to go back to work just not my old work. Based on some research this is apparently common among mothers who take a break from work.

I honestly don't know what to do, haven't decided yet, i feel like i have limitless options and it's virtually impossible to narrow them down but i'm working on it. The one thing i know for sure is that i don't want to go back to medical physics or anything even remotely related to my old job.

Will let you know how my quest for a new purpose turns out, hopefully soon for the sake of my and my family's sanity lol.
Did you think of going back to uni or getting another training? or are you just going to tackle it by shooting CVs to new types of jobs?
 

Isabella

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Did you think of going back to uni or getting another training? or are you just going to tackle it by shooting CVs to new types of jobs?

Nah definitely going back to university or undergoing a training of some sorts, i'm going for a radical change
 

Manifesto

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Sometimes I wish I were born a traditional Arab woman so I can marry a rich man and just spend the day cooking and taking care of the kids.
Feminism is seriously overrated. What I would do to to be a spoiled khaliji wife :(
 
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Mrsrx

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Sometimes I wish I were born a traditional Arab woman so I can marry a rich man and just spend the day cooking and taking care of the kids and.
Feminism is seriously overrated. What I would do to to be a spoiled khaliji wife :(
Well you went far down why not say you want a sugar daddy and keep all your freedom?
 

Manifesto

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Well you went far down why not say you want a sugar daddy and keep all your freedom?

I don't like spending someone's money without giving them back anything in return.
If I were his wife, I'd be raising his kids and taking care of the house. I'd be sorta justifying my salary, you know? A stay-at-home mom is a job in itself.

Once my kids go to uni, I'd probably start a fashion or jewelry line like those filthy-rich Hollywood housewives with too much time on their hands.

La life...
 

Steven Gerrard

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So as almost everyone knows i quit my job when my daughter was born and decided to stay at home. I have since reached the point in which i would like to go back to work just not my old work. Based on some research this is apparently common among mothers who take a break from work.

I honestly don't know what to do, haven't decided yet, i feel like i have limitless options and it's virtually impossible to narrow them down but i'm working on it. The one thing i know for sure is that i don't want to go back to medical physics or anything even remotely related to my old job.

Will let you know how my quest for a new purpose turns out, hopefully soon for the sake of my and my family's sanity lol.

any sort of passion you have that could translate to doing work or opening up a business? opening up a business from home is a pretty good idea in this day and age especially when someone has family or kids.
 

Steven Gerrard

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Orange Room Supporter
Be it the economical crisis or covid stress or just pure boredom people are thinking of changing specialties mid-career. Have you done it? or thinking of doing it?

What are the challenges that you have encountered? why have you change or looking to change? do you regret? Did you go back to uni/training?

Première observation : près d'une personne sur deux a déjà envisagé, initié ou réalisé une reconversion professionnelle. Pour être plus précis, 17% en ont déjà réalisé une, 5% sont en cours de reconversion, 12% ont commencé à se renseigner et 14% l'ont juste envisagé

Qui s'intéresse aujourd'hui à la reconversion ?​

Cette démarche apparaît comme une option professionnelle chez les actifs entre 25 et 44 ans (54% parmi les 25-34 ans et 56% parmi les 35-44 ans ont au moins envisagé une reconversion) et parmi ceux qui occupent le même poste depuis 4 ou 5 ans (63%).

Dans le contexte de la crise sanitaire liée à la covid-19, ils sont près d'1 actif sur 5 à avoir commencé à se questionner sur la possibilité d'un changement sur le plan professionnel (18%). Parmi ces personnes, 58% ont déclaré avoir besoin de donner du sens à leur travail et 31% y ont songé pour des contraintes personnelles. Par ailleurs, du fait de la crise sanitaire, 5% des actifs n'ont pas vu aboutir leur projet de changement professionnel et 5% ont décidé de le suspendre.

Quelles raisons poussent à se reconvertir ou se réorienter professionnellement ?​

Qu'ils aient initié une reconversion ou y réfléchissent, les actifs identifient, parmi les déclencheurs de ce changement, l'ennui et le manque de sens dans leur poste actuel (identifié par 40% des actifs en cours de reconversion et 45% des actifs qui l'envisagent). La pression subie dans leur emploi est également une motivation pour 36% des actifs en reconversion et pour 34% de ceux qui l'envisagent. Les accidents de parcours, tels que problèmes de santé (33%), contraintes familiales (20%) ou licenciements/restructurations (26%), constituent aussi des moteurs de changement importants.

Les priorités recherchées par les actifs déjà en reconversion sont avant tout le fait de se sentir utile/redonner du sens aux actions (51%), de gagner en liberté ou en équilibre vie pro/vie perso (49%) ou encore de transposer leur passion en métier (36%) dans leur nouvelle vie professionnelle.

Les actifs qui sont encore au stade de la réflexion sont plus pragmatiques, avec des objectifs qui se partagent entre une meilleure rémunération (46%) et l'équilibre pro-perso (46%). Le fait de retrouver du sens n'arrive qu'en troisième attente pour ces actifs (41%).

My only regret is not going into investments or learning about wealth management in my 20s.

It's probably something I'll do this year along with my business.
 

NewLeb

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Yes, after graduating college and joining the corporate world, I quickly realized just how humdrum and unfulfilling such a life is.

I didn't want to be part of the same old cliche, which is basically working in the West/Gulf in some big-shot company, only to vacation in Lebanon once or twice a year with my fat wife and stupid kids, while teta argues with drunk jeddo over who ate the last kibbe.

So I quit that stupid office job and worked in various blue-collar establishments (from being a produce-man in a supermarket, to working at a dry cleaners). I even worked at gas station for a bit. Imagine that, an AUB alumni who graduated with distinction working at a gas station!

I did all this while learning how to trade the stock market on my own. This path wasn’t easy, and most would probably quit early on, but I’ll soon be financially-free, and probably a billionaire in a decade or less.
 

Isabella

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Orange Room Supporter
any sort of passion you have that could translate to doing work or opening up a business? opening up a business from home is a pretty good idea in this day and age especially when someone has family or kids.

I was flirting with the idea of applying to ferrandi and becoming a pastry chef actually! Already have some experience running a small restaurant with my husband, he has his own now that i have nothing to do with lol. I really enjoy baking and whatnot and thought this would be good for a future venture we can have together. Bass this is still in the thinking phase and lots of pro and con lists and whatnot.

I also flirted with the idea of becoming a teacher or going back to school for journalism and becoming a science editor since that's my domain. We'll see what i settle on in the next few months 😅
 

Steven Gerrard

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I was flirting with the idea of applying to ferrandi and becoming a pastry chef actually! Already have some experience running a small restaurant with my husband, he has his own now that i have nothing to do with lol. I really enjoy baking and whatnot and thought this would be good for a future venture we can have together. Bass this is still in the thinking phase and lots of pro and con lists and whatnot.

I also flirted with the idea of becoming a teacher or going back to school for journalism and becoming a science editor since that's my domain. We'll see what i settle on in the next few months 😅

baking is a nice idea! pastry shop! so much potential in that department. My wife is looking to do something similar in the food sector but Italian bureaucracy is tough.

pls journalists bi nazro ktir, 3enna ktir minnon 😜 🤣
 

Steven Gerrard

Active Member
Orange Room Supporter
Yes, after graduating college and joining the corporate world, I quickly realized just how humdrum and unfulfilling such a life is.

I didn't want to be part of the same old cliche, which is basically working in the West/Gulf in some big-shot company, only to vacation in Lebanon once or twice a year with my fat wife and stupid kids, while teta argues with drunk jeddo over who ate the last kibbe.

So I quit that stupid office job and worked in various blue-collar establishments (from being a produce-man in a supermarket, to working at a dry cleaners). I even worked at gas station for a bit. Imagine that, an AUB alumni who graduated with distinction working at a gas station!

I did all this while learning how to trade the stock market on my own. This path wasn’t easy, and most would probably quit early on, but I’ll soon be financially-free, and probably a billionaire in a decade or less.

Guys, @NewLeb will invite us to his yacht parties soon.
 
I m enjoying my professional retreat
At less than 50
I want to take the vaccine and enjoy my life
Working with others sucks sometimes
Having free independent investment is fun 🤩
I finish my daily business on the phone in restaurants or during inspections using my sports car
 

Mrsrx

Not an expert!
Staff member
I m enjoying my professional retreat
At less than 50
I want to take the vaccine and enjoy my life
Working with others sucks sometimes
Having free independent investment is fun 🤩
I finish my daily business on the phone in restaurants or during inspections using my sports car
I guess kelkoun millionaires. If you are a millionaire and not here share how you changed your career w jeye tjaggil. Wrong thread.
 

Nonan

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I've "tried" it a few years ago. I had been a consultant for 18 years so when the opportunity came up to take a leadership role at a firm, I thought it would be great, no travel, no hassle, etc. It turned out to be mostly navigating internal politics and backstabbing people to move ahead. So after two years came back to consulting. I day dream sometimes of dropping everything, buying a farm in the south of france and just have beehives and a few goats. But I quickly snap out of it.
 

Nonan

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I was flirting with the idea of applying to ferrandi and becoming a pastry chef actually! Already have some experience running a small restaurant with my husband, he has his own now that i have nothing to do with lol. I really enjoy baking and whatnot and thought this would be good for a future venture we can have together. Bass this is still in the thinking phase and lots of pro and con lists and whatnot.

I also flirted with the idea of becoming a teacher or going back to school for journalism and becoming a science editor since that's my domain. We'll see what i settle on in the next few months 😅
If you're husband is managing a restaurant then you already know how painful and ungrateful that could be... or so I heard. My father in law used to have a restaurant and a hotel and basically you work when everyone is vacationing / partying, etc. and the money is not great most of the time (just watch "cauchemar en cuisine" ;-)

But hey, maybe we can do a "farm to table" with my farm in the South of France and your restaurant?
 

JustLeb

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So as almost everyone knows i quit my job when my daughter was born and decided to stay at home. I have since reached the point in which i would like to go back to work just not my old work. Based on some research this is apparently common among mothers who take a break from work.

I honestly don't know what to do, haven't decided yet, i feel like i have limitless options and it's virtually impossible to narrow them down but i'm working on it. The one thing i know for sure is that i don't want to go back to medical physics or anything even remotely related to my old job.

Will let you know how my quest for a new purpose turns out, hopefully soon for the sake of my and my family's sanity lol.
@Isabella my wife did the same, she has a PhD in the medical field but quit her job to take care of the kids, she never regretted it.
Now she is converted into IT, and she is good at it, she helps me working with french clients to send projects to Lebanon.
The job gave her double incentives:
1- personal fulfillment
2- help send fresh money to Lebanese
 
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