If you're between the ages of forty-five and sixty-four and you've got a well-padded resume, it only seems logical that a new employer will see you as the answer to his or her employee prayers. After all, your acquired wisdom, work experience, skills, and abilities are valuable; you're also probably highly motivated. Known by the term "middle age unemployment bulge," your reason(s) for changing careers may include: - You've been laid off because of corporate or company downsizing. - You've gone as far as you can, or want to, in your current work. - You're dealing with health issues or physical limitations. - You've decided it's time to follow a personal or employment dream. - You want to create a work schedule that allows for a "life for yourself" - You're planning or nearing retirement and your finances need some help. Whatever the reason, encouragement in the process of moving forward can be found in Linda's story. About the Author: Linda Wegner was fifty-seven years of age when, within weeks, she went from long-term pastor's wife to family wage earner. With no formal training but with trusted mentors, solid faith in God and a determination to succeed, she launched Words of Worth (WOW). Since that day in 2000, she has built a successful business. In her book, Changing Careers in Midlife, she shares the Discover, Develop, and Determine lessons she has learned by experience and with the help of others.