By his count, Marc Miller has changed careers seven times, and he figures he’s got plenty of advice to share with others who are thinking about changing careers later in life.
That’s how he arrived at his current occupation, “career design specialist.” The Austin, Texas, resident founded Career Pivot early in 2011 to help Baby Boomers take a planned approach to career changes.
A conversation with Miller is an insightful, winding trip that weaves his own experiences with career advice and a bit of philosophy about Baby Boomers, who are now somewhere between 48 and 66 years old.
“One of the things that’s very typical of our generation, we made changes when opportunities appeared. Very rarely did we, as a generation, create our own opportunities. We as a generation were raised by our parents to be employees, to go work for father-like, paternal organizations that would take care of us.” That model doesn’t work anymore, he said.
“As a result, most of us are used to looking for opportunities rather than making opportunities.”
Miller, now in his mid-50s, started his own career transformation after [Read more…]