According to a recent analysis by the Urban Institute and ProPublica, more than half of older U.S. workers are pushed out of longtime jobs before they retire, suffering financial damage that seemingly is irreversible.
Welcome to the 21st century.
These days, age discrimination or not, just about everyone is looking for the next job. Some look out of choice. Others look out of necessity. Almost everyone is driven by anxiety.
The result? What once was desirable has now become critical; getting a search right is more essential than ever. If you’re approaching 50, or beyond that age, it might not be a job you’re seeking; instead, it could be a second career.
You can conduct the search process or next-career exploration on your own, but with so much at stake, it makes sense to have an expert advisor who can help.
I will work with you on identifying the right opportunities, re-positioning experience to emphasize marketable strengths, then devising tools – resumes, cover letters, website development, follow-up initiatives — that effectively merchandise to advantage your skills, qualities, and experience.
If it’s a job you’re seeking, I also work with clients on interview rehearsal and post-interview followup, all with the goal of landing the right opportunity. If it’s a career chage you’re seeking, I will help you put the right marketing initiatives in place to foster a successful launch.
If you’re thinking about making a job or career change, or are exploring the next chapter in your professional life, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a no-obligation discussion.