The purpose of this paper is to give a more appropriate picture of the new trend of career shifts in a late career.
The paper uses literature studies.
The paper gives a more apposite picture of experiential learning and career shift for mature people.
The paper gives no exact guidance in how to assess experiential learning.
Appreciating mature people's experiential learning gives employers a broader and richer hiring base, which is especially important in a period of shortage of employees.
For many societies the age distribution is unfavorable with too many mature people in pension age. The good thing is that many mature people are interested in staying active in the labor market.
The paper argues that a combination of academic and experiential learning probably will qualify individuals best for career shifts as it leads them to a higher order of competence. Career shifts will blow new air into a person's career and enrich them and the organization, which they serve.
Graff, J. (2012), "Is the grass greener on the other side? Experiential learning, lifelong learning and career shift", On the Horizon, Vol. 20 No. 1, pp. 74-83. https://doi.org/10.1108/10748121211202099Download as .RIS
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