Career Change and Empowerment for Mature Age Workers
As you grow older your responsibilities change. Switching from full time to part time work becomes an option for many people. You may make less money, but you may have more time to yourself. With that extra time you could take on leisure pursuits or start a home-based business. The possibilities are limitless.
Empowerment for Mature Age Workers is often found through security, which is important to most of us. However, there comes a time when security is not as important as it once was. If that’s your situation, working fewer hours and having more time to do other things becomes a real option in your decision making.
Achieving your goals might prove to be as simple as changing from full-time to part-time work.
To add more variety to your range of options you could have a “portfolio career”, that is full-time (or almost full-time) work consisting of different part-time work. For example you could work five days a week, spending Monday and Tuesday as an independent self-employed consultant and then work Wednesday to Friday for a firm which employs you. Options for mature age workers can be summarised as:
– Full-time at the one job
– Part-time giving yourself more free time
– Full-time combining two separate part-time jobs
For more information about planning your next phase in life, refer to my retirement lifestyle planning guide “Create a Future You’ll Love”, available through this site, or “Rethinking Your Future: Are You On Track to Live The Life You Want To Live“, also available through this site. In that guide we look at how you can prepare to help you create the life you want in the next phase of your life. We consider the choices that you have to make. The changes that are required, the challenges you face, and the need for confidence to make it all happen.
Are you a mature worker who is unhappy at work? Let’s talk about your career options.
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