As we live longer, retire later and employment becomes less secure, it seems likely that future workers will have two, three or even more careers over their working lives. Yet switching careers is daunting. How do you decide which job? Should you retrain? What if you make a mistake? And where can you find reliable advice? In The Career Changers, a new series, the Financial Times meets five people who have made, or are about to make, a midlife career leap, to help find the answers to these questions. Sometimes their decisions were deliberate and based on little more than educated hunches. But not everyone changes careers by choice: redundancy often forces a hand. Most of our switchers have adjusted to lower pay. We will catch up with our career changers early in 2018 to find out how they are progressing. Follow their stories at Forex trader to costume designer: Reny Morsch, 51 Became a forex trader at 21 in Frankfurt, before moving to London in 2001 to work for ...

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