50 Year Old Takes On Ultimate Career Challenge

Making a career change is tough in this economy, especially if you're over 50. But one woman is willing to take the challenge. On a quest for a more satisfying career, Gale Belsky, 51, is taking the ice cold plunge into job search. "I have friends who've switched jobs, acquired new skill sets, and launched satisfying careers after 50," Belsky says on AOL Jobs. "So, why not me?" Despite the discouraging job market, Belsky is enthusiastic about finding her new career. "I know the fact that I'm 51 in a lousy job market, and lack certain skills for certain jobs, makes my quest an uphill battle," she says. "But I'm not willing to give up yet." Are you over 50 and looking for work? Find out what you need to do to get your job search moving by following Belsky's first steps into the ultimate career challenge: changing careers after 50. READ THE FULL ARTICLE ►Photo Credit: Shutterstock

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