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My wife says I need to manifest myself in a better job, I’ve always had confidence problems in a lot of aspects in life and I just can’t see it. I make over $45,000 but more then that I feel is out of reach. Also I’m 40 with around 15 years on the phones

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Put yourself out there. It’s a hot job market, and >$45k should not be out of reach.


I wouldn’t try to switch to IT at age 40. Age discrimination is real. I’d just try to get out and get a better salary instead of changing career trajectories.


15 yrs on the phones is excellent experience for IT sales or entry help desk (not glamorous, but a start). If you want to go into IT, get some certs to prove on paper that you’re willing to learn and are committed to a career change. Apply to every entry job until someone takes a chance on you. You can do it. If you don’t believe in yourself, believe in your wife who believes wholeheartedly in you!


I can recommend BuckheadStaffing.com to folks seeking to get placed. Their a boutique firm in Atlanta and new. I’ve used them with significant success.

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