I am thinking of taking a career break, focus on retraining myself and then launching myself back into the workforce when I feel ready. Like a fresh start in life. I guess what I want to know is, how bad will it look if I decide to quit my job to go to college to completely retrain in a different field? I enjoyed working in admin for 12 years but when I started looking for new jobs a few months back, nothing was worth feeling excited for … I am 35 years old, does it look terrible to change my mind about my career and try something different?
An employer will ask about any length of time unemployed. But you have 12 years of work. I also think it’s a good answer that you turned away work that didn’t excite you, and it shows that you did look for work.-------
If you tell them you didn’t work because you retrained, I think they’ll see it as time well spent. It shows you’re willing to adapt and learn new things, and that you didn’t waste your time doing nothing.
Well I had jobs on and off but not too big a gap between jobs. Nothing there feels exciting anymore. I think it’s time to move on. Its really scary but exciting at the same time.
I will be looking for some voluntary work in the field while I study too, hopefully I can get something.
They will probably see education when your older as a positive.