Many employers have instituted hiring freezes. Job postings have dropped. But that doesn’t mean you should put the brakes on your search. It’s frustrating, but one move you can make right now is to look around the edges and set-up “informational” interviews.
Look at saving as making an investment in your future self. It’s self-care. You’re saving for “living,” not “retirement.” To me, that’s a better way to frame it, especially when retirement is a fuzzy concept at best.
“They told me, ‘You know three white women tried before you and failed,’” she recalled. “‘Don’t you think it’s going to be hard you being a black female?’ And I said, ‘Nope.’”
Once the pandemic ends, a large number of older workers will need to find a new job — or even a new career.
“By letting more employees work from home, businesses and nonprofits can reduce the cost of office space and equipment and see improvement in productivity,” said Sara Sutton, CEO and founder of FlexJobs and Remote.co
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.
The five ingredients to a successful career change. HOVER-Hope, Optimism, Value, Enthusiasm and Resilience. Listen to Kerry’s webinar for the New Start Careers Network at the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development
When something catastrophic like this happens, it’s human nature to take stock of the how fleeting and precious life can be, particularly when you have reached a certain age. We pause and ponder, is this really what it’s all about?