At 50+, it was “a growing up moment” for her, Venice Strachan-Singh says. Like many job seekers in this age cohort, trying to replicate a previous job is tricky, and the rejection can be shattering. “I thought I was such a star at what I did, and it would be a breeze to find another job, but it was a tremendous blow to my ego,” she says. “My self-esteem went down the tubes.”
“A career transition is not a rash move. They can take three to five years,” said Hannon.
The first step is making sure you are not making the switch out of boredom or frustration. We all have challenging days (or weeks) at work, but that doesn’t always mean you need a new career.
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?
I was honored to be interviewed for this terrific NPR station podcast Jazzed About Work. It’s produced by WOUB Public Media.Jazzed About Work features lively, informal conversations about everything it takes to create a resilient and rewarding career. In each segment, host Beverly Jones interviews professionals who can share their expertise related to the workplace. Jones […]
The Federal Bureau of Labor Statistics has calculated that, on average, Americans hold about 12 jobs between the ages of 18 and 50. But the economy is changing quickly, and technology is disrupting entire industries and eliminating certain job categories. There’s no question that some people can be forced to change not just jobs, but careers, too. Read […]
In this episode, Marc interviews Kerry Hannon, a nationally-recognized expert on career transitions, personal finance, and retirement. She is a frequent radio and TV commentator, and a sought-after keynote speaker at conferences across the country. Kerry is currently a columnist, and regular contributor to the New York Times. She is AARP’s jobs expert and Great […]
If you want to get a job after 50, you need to do some real networking. Networking is one letter away from “not working.” Engage in a full-court press to let everyone in your personal and professional network know that you’re looking for a job. Here’s a checklist to make sure you’ve left no stone […]
While plenty of job search maneuvers can be conducted by computer or phone, nothing beats connecting with someone new face-to-face.Whether you’re mingling at a networking event for job seekers or attending an industry lecture followed by schmooze time, you’re at a gathering that’s hardwired for meeting people who can open doors for you. But you have to […]
It takes chutzpah to stand before the bigwig panel on ABC’s reality show Shark Tank and take their withering criticism without flinching. Or, importantly, breaking a sweat. And for the founder of a natural deodorant company, PiperWai, that’s a good thing. The TV show, where budding business owners compete to gain funding from a brace […]