Making a career change ranks right up near the top of life's biggest stressors, no matter your age. But for older job seekers, the need or desire to transition into a new role can be downright terrifying. The assumption among many veteran professionals is that they're going to be unfairly bucked out of the competition by some zealous rising star.
And you know what? This could happen. But it will be a less likely scenario if you manage the parts of the equation that you have control over.
And when you establish control, it'll also feel a lot less scary.
What can-and should-you focus on if you're changing jobs when you're an older worker? Try these five things for starters:
Editors' pick: Originally published June 16.