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Jobs to Consider When Coming Out of Retirement

June 22, 2021

If you’re coming out of retirement for financial reasons, or just to get back into a more intellectually stimulating atmosphere, you’ll need to consider a variety of actors before you pick the right job for you. Some jobs might requirer training, physical stress, or a  full-time commitment. More flexible, enjoyable jobs might not offer high pay and full benefits. Create a list of the parameters any job should offer before you begin looking at specific post-retirement job options....

Pat’s Posts

June 22, 2021

Change is happening ─ sometimes quickly and dramatically and sometimes slowly and subtly, but it’s always happening.  Understanding your responses and making good choices to manage the change might make the difference between your chance to capitalize on an opportunity or spend time resisting and miss your chance. The future is bright for those who understand, embrace, and leverage change. In a world of unprecedented change, how can you not just survive but thrive?...

How To Find A Full-Time Job When You’re Over 50

June 22, 2021

With unemployment at all-time lows, now might be the best time for you to be looking for a full-time job. The challenges, however, are greater if you’re over 50 years old....

The Surprising Benefits of Hiring Older Talent

June 22, 2021

Morgan Freeman didn’t become famous until he turned 50 and got a role in “Driving Miss Daisy.” He won an Oscar at age 68. Legendary comedian and actor Rodney Dangerfield’s career took off when he appeared on the Ed Sullivan show at age 46. George Takei, Sulu on the original Star Trek, became an internet hero to Millennials for his advocacy of tolerance and living fearlessly decades after his show ended....

5 Good Reasons to Hire Older Workers

June 22, 2021

Older workers may not have the same tech-savvy skills their younger colleagues do, but they have years of experience you can't teach or replace....

The Virtues of Volunteering

June 22, 2021

My column on fulfilling ways to spend retirement continues to generate inspirational responses from readers, many of whom have sung the praises of volunteering. You also volunteered the names of additional service groups that you have found rewarding. I’ll cite a number of them for those of you in search of a cause that strikes a chord....

Against The Clock: Owning Your Age As An Older Worker

June 22, 2021

The data are pretty startling unless you’re an older worker, in which case they may be all too familiar. In a recent study by Hiscox Business Insurance of workers over age 40, nearly 45% of respondents said they, or someone they know, have experienced age discrimination in the workplace....

The Advantages of Older Workers- 10 Advantages of Retaining and Hiring Older Workers: Lessons from NYC Small Businesses

June 22, 2021

We heard universally that older workers bring a level of experience, critical thinking and sheer knowledge that cannot be taught. In some industries – like the jewelers, embroiderers, cabinet and cheese makers interviewed – it takes a decade or longer for workers to gain the technical skills necessary to do their job. ...

The Case for Hiring Older Workers

June 22, 2021

There’s a lot of talk about gender bias, racial bias, and culture bias at work, and each are important for many reasons. But perhaps one of the biggest and most problematic types of bias we face is the bias of age: we often evaluate people based on their age, and this is now becoming a major challenge in the workplace....