Corporate America has been kicking out its baby boomer employees like yesterday's newspaper. Experienced, talented and capable workers in their 60s, 50s, and even in their 40s are finding it difficult or impossible to find the great jobs they had in the past, and deserve to have in the future, for one reason alone - age discrimination.
If you're struggling to find a satisfying and rewarding job, it's not your fault. The job search market has changed dramatically over the past 10 years, and no one taught you the new rules. Today, you need to learn the insiders' secrets to stand a chance of finding your dream job. And you need to learn how to showcase your personal brand so recruiters chase you for your wisdom, experience, expertise, and industry legacy knowledge.
And while you may need meaningful work to pay the bills, get good medical insurance, and stay engaged and relevant, you may not want to compete with someone half your age for the same job you mastered decades ago. Your role may change to that of a mentor, team leader, trainer, coach, or consultant.
So perhaps it's time to explore a whole range of options, including updating your skills and presentation to fit into a younger workplace. And you may opt for part time, flex time or seasonal work, independent contractor or freelance gigs, or even start your own consulting company, small service business, online store, or agency.