There’s something about entering the fifth decade, or later, that spurs a desire in many people to soul-search about what truly provides meaning in their lives and how they can help solve thorny social problems that disturb them. It strikes the chord of big cosmic questions such as “Is this all there is?” and “What will I be remembered for?”
A lot of younger workers don’t even notice that someone is older until that person brings it up. If the older worker is excited and energetic and passionate about an issue, that is what you are focused on, and you’re not talking about your age.
“People now compete globally, and it is intense,” said Erdin Beshimov, a founder and director of M.I.T. Bootcamps, which started five years ago. “The opportunities are much greater for those with a global mind-set.”
Career transition is a process. No rash moves. Don’t get hung up on the daunting thought that you’re reinventing your career. You’re redeploying your skills.
RetirementRevised.com podcast features answers to questions about the job market for workers over 50 from two experts: Next Avenue blogger and author Kerry Hannon and career coach and author John Tarnoff.
“Submitting resumés online lets job seekers feel like they’re looking for a job, but it’s like watching someone beating up a vending machine completely unwilling to accept that it just ate his or her money.”
I recently attended a Milken Institute Future of Health Summit panel in Washington, D.C. called Race, Gender, and Work: The Economics of Healthy Aging. The experts’ insights whizzed across a range of topics from caregiving to investing and jobs, but there was one common thread: the critical financial issues facing women. I was especially struck by […]
Listen: ‘Your Next Avenue’ Podcast With Richard Eisenberg Podcast explores work and career issues for people over 50 Your Next Avenue, a podcast from the public media website Next Avenue, talks with experts about finding jobs after 50, switching careers, working in retirement, encore careers and volunteering. Host Richard Eisenberg interviews guests who will give listeners practical suggestions to […]
Finding career advice online isn’t hard…but finding career advice from reputable experts can be trickier. Over the years we’ve worked with many of the best ones, and so we’ve compiled a list of 23 great career experts worth following on Twitter to keep up to date with trustworthy career guidance. Here are 23 career experts to follow on Twitter: @AdamMGrant: Adam Grant […]
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 […]