Saturday, June 9, 2007

The Autumn of your Life

Job crunch ahead as boomers retire

I have been sharing with clients for years that due to shifting demographics and the retirement of our baby boomers, younger individuals may find their services in high demand much later in life than the previous generation.

So the "bad" news is, you are going to live much longer than you think, so you have that many more years to fund some level of lifestyle and health care.

The "good" news is, if you possess credentials and experience that our economy values or are willing to pursue several different careers over your lifetime, your services will be in demand much later into the autumn of your life.

I'm not talking about being the greeter at Wal-Mart. Rather, starting a new business, pursuing a new degree or credential, or even moving to another part of the country where your current skills are in higher economic demand.

The message is be willing to reinvent your career if necessary and stay as physically and mentally healthy as possible.

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