You’ve worked in your present career for a number of years and your current employer for over 10-15 years. Is your job and career safe? Is it safe enough that you will be working in your present position for the next 10-15 years? If you said “yes” don’t bet the farm on it.
As they say in the song, “the times they are a changing.”
We see it every day in the stock market. Car dealers are going out of business in unprecedented numbers. The car makers are going hat in hand to Washington for money to keep operating. With money from Washington comes oversight. Someone said with the government running the car companies the next models will probably look and run like the Yugo. Or maybe the old East German Communist, cardboard body, 3 cylinder, 18 hp oil smoke belching Trabant-high on the list of the 50 worst cars of all time.
Clearly careers, employers and finally jobs, or the lack thereof will be changing. And if you are 50 or older making a career or job transition will be even harder. It’s probably been many years ago when you had to look for a job. So your job hunting skills will be rusty, some job hunting skills out of date.
So over the next several posts I’ll be reviewing, how you can assess your current career and employer, some tips on jump starting your career planning and some career ideas that will move you to the top of the list of candidates looking for a particular job. I’ve had the misfortune (or fortune) to lose three jobs after age 50, of course I worked hard and found three jobs. Along the way I made some mistakes, and hopefully, I can show you how you can keep from making the same mistakes. Talk with you soon.
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