Every time I interview a 40-something woman for 40:20 Vision I ask them what 3 “gifts” would they give a 20-something if they were a “Forty-Godmother”. Here are one woman’s gifts:
Maturity and calm in sticky situations.
To know that you don’t have to dress to impress. You can just dress to express yourself.
To get fired once. I guess I should add (since I am a 40-godmother and all) AND learn from it and get re-hired in something you like even better. But that is what will probably happen if you are at all good at what you do and responsible. But getting fired or losing a job once takes away the fear of it happening again so you will always be confident to leave a job on your own if it is not right. You will survive and find another job. Losing a job is not losing yourself.