“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.”
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.
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
As Americans struggle to find new positions, it may be the right time to ask “Is It Time For My Second Act?”
Worldwide population aging is just beginning. “The world will look much older in the decades to come, and employers must adapt to this demographic shift,” Paul Irving, chairman of the Milken Institute Center for the Future of Aging
Writes Vera Gibbons: Encore careers are becoming increasingly popular in retirement. In fact, according to a study by CareerBuilder, nearly 60 percent of workers who are age 60 or older anticipate looking for a new job after retiring.