Great Pajama Jobs
No question the challenges are greater for older workers who have lost a job. Employers may worry about their increased vulnerability to COVID-19 if they return to the office, their potential for higher healthcare costs, their ability to work with younger colleagues and whether their technology skills are up to date.
For millions of us, working from home has become the norm (millions of others have jobs that don’t permit that). But working remotely successfully takes some doing, as I learned while researching my new book, Great Pajama Jobs: Your Complete Guide to Working From Home.
Kerry Hannon joins our podcast to talk about her new book Great Pajama Jobs: Your Compete Guide to Working from Home. She notes how remote work from home jobs level the playing field by focusing attention on performance and productivity.
Trust and autonomy are essential elements in productivity and what makes people love their job and do their best work. When an employer trusts their workers to get the job done without eyeballing them, it builds a confidence that is hard to put a value on. Everyone wins.
What You’ll Learn: Navigating the remote job market. What makes a really good remote employer or remote-friendly company? What should job seekers look for in a remote employer? Key steps people should take when searching for a remote job. Resumes and cover letter best practices for remote job applications.
The Great Remote Work Experiment has shown that it works. What had already been a global movement is here to stay. Here are some of my tips on how to make it a success for both workers and employers
“I love working remotely,” says one 64-year-old First West accountant manager. “I miss my coworkers’ smiling faces, which always brighten my day. But the extra time in the morning allows me to ease into the day. The quiet also makes me more productive.”
Once the pandemic ends, a large number of older workers will need to find a new job — or even a new career.
In this ProBoomer interview, Kerry Hannon and Paul Long (who has WFH for 30 years) discuss the methods and mindset you must have to succeed along with some very helpful tips.