Thursday, September 20th, 2018

Buddy Can You Spare a Job


I found this uplifting to know that as baby boomers, we will be a force in the job marketing for many years to come.

It does mean we do have to update our skills and acquire new ones. We have to demonstrate for prospective employers we have kept abreast of our industry and the latest software or computer skills required.

The data suggests that to be successful older job-hunters must adapt to the changing workplace by adopting new attitudes, specific skills and a fresh set of expectations.

The study from the MetLife Mature Market Institute reports that many Americans over the age of 55 plan to work at least until age 69, but that most who look for a job face challenges in finding one.

Yet, Department of Labor projections indicate that the 55+ population will account for almost 93% of the net increase in the U.S. Civilian Labor Force between 2006–2016.

The research found in Buddy, Can You Spare a Job? The New Realities of the Job Market for Aging Baby Boomers paints a sobering picture, but also contains essential insights and advice for older job-seekers. It combines a survey of 1,200+ individuals ages 55 to 70 with in-depth interviews of both job-seekers and employment experts. 

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