Job Moves; Nov. 2008; Globe and Mail
A whole new me: Career reinvention
In a swooning economy, more people may rethink the career path they’ve been on to move in a completely different direction
MARJO JOHNE Special to The Globe and Mail
November 5, 2008
Four years ago, in the midst of a conversation with the office accountant, Peter Zednik had an epiphany.
“I thought, ‘I want to do what you do. I want to be an accountant.’ ”
It was quite a leap: Mr. Zednik had spent the previous 30 years building a career in the theatre, with stints as an actor, music director and award-winning playwright. At the time of his conversation with the accountant, Mr. Zednik was 47 and general manager of a Vancouver theatre company.
Could he really make the jump from the world of stages to the world of balance sheets?