In this job search Q&A, I answer Gina’s question about how to choose among different options for reinventing her career, including going back to school, starting a business, or looking for a job:
3 key points:
Decide first what career you want — industry, function, geography;
Experiment with smaller, cheaper, less disruptive options — one class v. an entire degree; one project v. an outright business;
Thinking about an ideal career will not make it so; you need to test different ideas.