Trying to find a job in mid-life can be a disheartening task. But older workers, take heed: your age and experience may work for you in the market rather than against you. Employers no longer hire people with an expectation that they will be able to work for years and years. Even younger workers don't tend to stay in one position or one job for more than a few years at a time. This is good news for older workers, whose life and work experience are often welcomed in any work environment, sometimes in preference to younger workers.
If you're concerned that you won't be able to keep up wtih all of the new technologies, don't be. Researcher Mark Walton found that: "brains are wired not for retirement, but for constant reinvention."
There are still spaces in the following sessions of our very popular program on Midlife Career Change:
Learn about the unique challenges and opportunities that come with looking for work mid life, along with resume strategies. Workshops are led by professional career practitioners from Bow Valley College's Career Connection. Interested? Click here to register online or call 403-260-2620.
|Fish Creek Library
Monday, June 11, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Saturday, June 16, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Wednesday, August 15, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Read about the recent TD Economics Survey on older workers: Older Workers Stampede into Labour Market
Alberta Learning Information Services puts out the excellent Guide to Midlife Career Moves