Not only are we living longer and choosing to extend our work lives past the traditional age of retirement, but today, many people are also facing an unexpected job search as factors like the COVID-19 crisis have derailed career paths out of the blue. In this episode of the podcast, Kelly offers strategies for how more experienced professionals can tackle their reentry into the job search and the workforce.
- The working population of those in the age category of 64-75 hold the highest growth rate of generations in the workforce.
- Employers are likely to capitalize on the most coveted asset of baby boomers—experience.
- Stay marketable by staying busy and connected.
Resources mentioned in the podcast:
- Baby Boomers Becoming the Fastest Growing Workforce Glassdoor article
- Write for Medium
- The Top 5 In-Demand Soft Skills—And How to Flex Them
- Bloomberg Businessweek article on Carlos Ghosn
01:00 Demographics of the contemporary workforce (they might surprise you)
02:55 How are employers responding to the bountiful skills of baby boomers?
What can younger generations learn from baby boomers in the workforce?
04:06 Eight practices to enhance your job search today
“The simple fact is we’re living longer and working longer, by design or necessity or both.” 02:28
“Realize those closest to you can provide leads not just moral support and encouragement.” 6:13
“If you want people to show up for you–you have got to show up for them.” 10:28
Need more? Check out these #BYDN blog posts:
- Prowling Around The Internet Is The Right Strategy — For Job Seekers
- Do Your Research To Warm Up That Cold Email
- When To Do The Work For Free
- The Top 5 In-Demand Soft Skills–And How To Flex Them
- Five Career Tips From Employee Number 17 At Etsy
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