Good Jobs People Over 50….

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The business world is constantly changing and the age of today’s’ work force is a very good example. Employers are now setting standards, such as offering good jobs people over 50 can absolutely beat out the younger generation by contributing quality knowledge, outstanding skills, different views on situations and problem solving.

Our forefathers worked the fields all of their lives or worked for one company for 40 plus years with a decent pension. Now a days the work force seems to stay at a job for a few years, before moving on, seeking professional upgrades, building better retirement options, and seeking the resources of more secure benefits. Or perhaps it is the fantasy of the   grass being greener on the other side?

As we gracefully move into our fifties, sixties and beyond, our job sources can swiftly dwindle. With the 2008 stock market crash, trillions of dollars in retirement savings were wiped out. Now nearly 20% of older workers make up the total labor force, this could be due to the boomer generation, loss of savings and making ends meet. The number of workers falling in the 55 age and older bracket is anticipated to continuously rise over the next 10 years. Another factor as to why people are remaining in the workforce longer could come from living a more quality standard of life and facing longevity factors.

I admit, I am in my late fifties and I am realizing all of the obstacles ahead of me for maintaining employment. I realized in the past year that I have not planned accordingly to fulfill the “millionaire lifestyle” that I want to maintain when I do retire. So, yes I have to keep working for awhile and actually I absolutely want to keep working..

When it comes to finding or maintaining a job over the age of 50, people are learning a new process of the 3 R’s, rethinking, retraining, revitalizing. Wouldn’t it be fantastic if you could find a job you love doing? For example… if you are a huge sports fan, being employed at a sports arena is probably just a job for most, but if you love the sport, see your self as having the opportunity to be part of an exciting adventure, enjoying the surroundings, meeting new people, do some networking…learn to think outside the box.

Flexibility and freedom from work restraints seems to be one reason why people are seeking out different and unique opportunities. And let’s not overlook the fact that being able to fulfill a need for extra income is becoming a vital necessity.

In today’s work environment, anything goes, from uniqueness in seeking employment, and using creativity to promote or build a business.

What type of job are you looking for? Is it to provide income, is it to maximize your intelligence or is it to fill your time to prevent boredom? Do you need a flexible schedule, want to volunteer your time for a charity? Many people over the age of 50 are discovering that they still need to make improvements to hold on to their current jobs and are also making professional advancements to achieve personal goals.

Like many people in my age bracket (or older) I am in a tough situation of figuring out the many options for the road ahead of me.

I myself cannot image retiring anytime soon. I have gotten to the point that my debts are paid off and I have been building for retirement, yet I still have that need, almost a drive to keep working. For me I have to keep learning, keep thinking, keep my brain sharp. I have to figure out my retirement needs, my life span and yes, I still plan on becoming a millionaire! (remember the 3 R’s)

I will not become a Scary Mary and you shouldn’t either (see my article that I wrote previously on Mary)

What you need is a plan to finding and achieving the sort of job or self employment that would best fit your needs. Corporations are now realizing the importance of hiring and keeping older workers. And people just like youtself are starting their own businesses to fulfill their need and the needs of others.

With good jobs people over 50 can demonstrate their vast experience, knowledge and skills that come with the years already spent in the workforce.

Looking for a job over the age of 50 can be scary and time consuming – if you allow it.

Growing older, maturing is a wonderful time to shine…learn to keep things bright, spend some time looking around my website – it holds some valuable information for everyone to fulfill those 3 R’s.

 


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6 Comments

  1. Linda

    Hi Angela
    Although I’m not 50 yet, I’m close to it. (I won’t give my real age, I have aging issues)
    Reading your post, I realized the sooner we start the better.
    My mother lives with us because she didn’t plan her retirement well and thought that she can rely on retirement policies (a whole new story – they don’t actually pay what they promise)
    She was a nurse and finding good nurses with dedication and experience are becoming scarce – you won’t believe this, she worked until the age of 72.
    They actually phoned her the other day to ask is she can’t return, because they need her, but she declined. Obviously her body doesn’t want to work properly anymore and being a nurse is hard work.
    Linda

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    1. Angela

      Hey Linda, seems your story about your mother is like so many others. I do know people in their 70’s that are still working, doing more physical work then they need to. Hopefully things work out for her

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  2. Paul

    I’ll be turning 30 next year, and I already feel like I’m behind the curve as far as retirement planing goes. Luckily I’ve paid off all of my debts, and I do have at least 10% of my earnings going into retirement investments. Compound interest is a great thing, but it’s hard to make up for lost time.

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    1. Angela

      you are so right…seems to me that turning 30 and being aware of your financial you are doing some right moves, just keep it up and spread the work.

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  3. Derek Marshall

    HI there,

    quite a post, made hard reading. But that is the bleak fact of life. Older people in my opinion offer something younger generation can’t’ knowledge backed by experience.

    Often in Germany older take up consultancy roles as their experience is seen as valuable and work or days per week while retired.

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    1. Angela

      Hello Derek, I agree that our older generation has much to offer in the way of knowledge, compassion, and understanding. Sadly the younger generation sees it completely turned around… if you know what I mean ! Thanks for the visit please pass along my info to others that you feel will benefit from this.

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