By Samuel Greengard
Boomers reinvented society. Now they are reinventing themselves, and AARP desires to facilitate that process.
AARP Crash direction to find the paintings You Love explores either the motivations and the tools of these enjoying the social phenomenon referred to as recareering. whether or not they are sufficiently old to have earned their AARP card or now not, a brand new new release of yankee staff isn't any longer counting the times till retirement; as a substitute they are looking better achievement of their own lives via tackling new—and usually even more socially significant—work.
Switching careers is a problem at any age, but boomers could have extra to beat than their more youthful opposite numbers: they need to support their schooling or search out retraining; take care of seismic way of life shifts resembling much less source of revenue and a brand new circle of associates; and reconcile themselves to the truth that even the main lucrative place isn't any panacea for life's difficulties.
Author Sam Greengard brings a wealth of...
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Extra resources for AARP® Crash Course in Finding the Work You Love. The Essential Guide to Reinventing Your Life
Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the workforce of 16-to 54-year-olds (excluding those in the military or in jail) will grow by a mere six million people from 2002 to 2012. The number of workers in the 55 and older bracket, by contrast, will expand by 18 million during that time. 6 million—the highest level ever recorded. Nearly one-quarter of them were 65 or older. John A.
Most view time as a premium. As a result, many of these individuals are in search of greater work-life balance. Working is generally important to their self-esteem because it allows them to fulfill their roles as providers and caregivers. Men and Hispanics are more likely to belong to this group. One-quarter (25 percent) of 50+ workers fall into the Provider category. Connectors. Stability is an important consideration for this group, which spends more years with a single employer and is more likely to stay there until full retirement.
For most of history, changing jobs in middle age or working into older age just wasn’t possible. At the beginning of the 20th century, the average American man lived to the age of 48. The average woman made it to 51. Contrast this to 2004, when expectancies had soared to 76 and 81, respectively. But as people live longer, they need more money. Four out of five older workers anticipate working beyond age 65. What’s more, says the Center on Aging & Work at Boston College, only 10 percent of boomers anticipate a traditional retirement.