When Julia Abrantes moved from NYC to Atlanta, she assumed she’d have no problem finding another job as a legal secretary with her 30 years experience. To her surprise, she had a hard time landing a job in her new city and ultimately, she had to make an unexpected career switch in her 50s.
In this episode of Career Switch Podcast, Julia shares how she eventually became a licensed insurance agent, a new career she was willing to try for six months. Today, Julia helps State Farm clients with their home, auto and renters insurance needs—in English and Spanish—and truly enjoys it.
Indeed.com: How to Become an Insurance Agent
Idealist.org: The Benefits of Being Bilingual
Fluentu.com: Reap These Benefits of Being Bilingual!
Monster.com: The Value of Spanish in the Workplace
More episodes for making a career change after age 50:
Ep 4: Aged out: Making a career switch at over 50
Ep 16: Starting a new career after 50
Ep 18: The pros and cons of being a full-time author
Ep 21: A side hustle results in a career switch
Ep 32: How to make a career change after 50
Ep 41: Pursuing your passion at any age
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