AARP Crash Course in Finding the Work You Love: The by Samuel Greengard

By Samuel Greengard

Boomers reinvented society. Now they’re reinventing themselves, and AARP desires to facilitate that process.
AARP Crash path find the paintings You Love explores either the motivations and the equipment of these playing the social phenomenon often called recareering. whether or not they are the right age to have earned their AARP card or now not, a brand new iteration of yank employees is not any longer counting the times until eventually retirement; as an alternative they’re looking larger success of their own lives via tackling new—and frequently even more socially significant—work.
Switching careers is a problem at any age, but boomers can have extra to beat than their more youthful opposite numbers: they need to fortify their schooling or hunt down retraining; do something about seismic way of life shifts comparable to much less source of revenue and a brand new circle of buddies; and reconcile themselves to the truth that even the main worthwhile place isn't any panacea for life’s problems. 
Author Sam Greengard brings a wealth of data to this well timed subject: when you consider that 1981 he has written approximately occupation matters for guides as different as The Chicago Tribune, Family Circle, The la Times, MSNBC/MSN on-line, Wired, and Workforce Management. right here, Greengard indicates readers the way to deal with their emotions approximately their latest occupation; effectively transition to a brand new one; and paintings towards a better experience of stability of their day-by-day lives. Profiles of recareering veterans express how others have attained their very own pursuits. those are rounded out by way of information, quizzes, worksheets, how-to sidebars, and different functional resources.
With this instruction manual to lead them, readers of any age can eventually take the plunge to discovering the life’s paintings they'll really love.

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That doesn’t mean they’re ready to hang around the house or head out to pasture. They’re willing to confront potential age discrimination and, in many instances, turn their expertise into an advantage. What all these people share is a desire to rethink their options. Civic Ventures president Marc Freedman, whose San Francisco think tank addresses issues of social service and aging, snaps the concept into focus: “Many people in their 50s want to make a difference and feel as though they’re not just passing through life,” says the author of Prime Time: How Baby Boomers Will Revolutionize Retirement and Transform America.

It also featured Bob Galvin, the 85-year-old former CEO for Motorola, who now heads two venture-capital firms, and 84-year-old Phyllis Apple, CEO of the Apple Organization, a public-relations firm in North Miami Beach, Florida. Major corporations are starting to get the message. Drugstore chain CVS, with 6,200 stores across the United States, began recruiting older workers in the early 1990s—partially to stave off labor shortages, partially to mirror the demographics of its clientele. Since then, CVS has watched its workforce gray—and its strategy pay.

Not surprisingly, this newfound passion often ripples outward, improving interpersonal relationships and boosting health, energy, and creativity. Indeed, when it serves as the springboard to the creation of new products or services, or to the solution of a social problem, the right career change can even make the world a better place. What Is Recareering? Don’t go looking for a dictionary definition of recareering. com, Merriam-Webster, and other guardians of the English language have not yet included the word in their databases or reference books.

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