5 Tips to Help You Move from Public Sector to Self-Employment at Mid-Life
To those who have worked in the public sector for many years, the prospect of having to rethink their career can be pretty daunting.
I worked in the public sector for 28 years and up until a few years ago, thought that I would continue working in the public sector until I retired.
With fewer jobs in the public sector, what can those losing their jobs do? One option is to become self-employed.
I can almost hear the gasps of shock and horror amongst some of you at the mere thought of becoming self-employed but if this is something that has crossed your mind, why not explore it further. The experience and skills that you have gained over the years could be marketed such that you carve out a niche for yourself in a business that you enjoy doing.
When the opportunity for voluntary redundancy came up for me 2 years ago, the more I thought about the prospect of leaving and creating something of my own making, the more it appealed to me.
Now I enjoy helping other women to make such a transition and will share with you 5 tips that will help you when deciding what kind of business it is that you want to do if you have thoughts about working for yourself. These 5 tips worked for me and are working for my clients who too are making the transition to self-employment: