Having a second, third or even fourth career is becoming increasingly common. More and more of us a switching to a new career later in life as our working lives become longer and the desire to do something more compelling, more interesting or more creative becomes keener.
Making the leap into a digital career is perhaps seen as more challenging for those of us that are not digital natives – especially when previous roles were more ‘traditional’. However, the experience, wisdom, balance and talent that ‘second winders’ can bring to a digital role is not to be under-estimated.
So what does it take to move into the digital industry later in your working life? Is there a prejudice against older people in the digital industry and if so how can it be overcome?
Our panel of experts including Pivotal Product Director Therese Stowell (https://www.linkedin.com/in/theresestowell/) and Talent Consultant & Trainer, Jane Fordham (https://www.linkedin.com/in/jafordham/) will discuss the challenges and opportunities that a second career in digital provides and give some practical tips on:
- How to identify the roles that might work for you
- Training and where to find it
- Digital skills you didn’t know you had and how to present them
- Interview tips