Forget the Passion: I Need a Paycheck!
Baby boomers—especially many baby boomer women—have been hit hard by the current economic downturn. Just when those of our generation were getting ready to retire, the long-awaited golden years were ripped away, replaced by the need for an income-producing job.
Although my book is entitled, Land the Job You Love, and I do believe we’ve more than earned the right to enjoy what we do at our age, economic necessity can far override passion. If you’ve got bills to pay and limited resources, you’ll find yourself needing a paycheck no matter what.
On that note, I had the great pleasure of interviewing Betsy Werley, Executive Director of The Transition Network and we discussed this very topic. Betsy is a frequent speaker and panel member at events addressing the challenges and issues faced by women over fifty. Her insights are drawn from her interactions with participants as well as her own journey to reemployment after fifty–and they’re dead on.
We decided to format this particular show as a conversation. Betsy shared her observations and I provided my thoughts as a job search specialist with 20 plus years of experience working with midlife candidates. Our aim was to give those of you who are looking for a job and need a paycheck with the necessary tools to find work in today’s competitive market.
So give yourself a boost, take 15-minutes, and listen to the program. Also, please pass this link along to other boomers who need to get that all-important income-producing job. And, for those of you who already have an interview lined up, here’s the link to my latest Huff/Post 50 article focusing on how to “Nail the Age-Related Questions.”
As an added bonus, for the first 25 people who order Land the Job You Love, I’m providing a 30% discount. You’ll need to go to directly to Create Space and enter promo code HKSJGEVJ. This book/workbook is the only step-by-step guide for jobseekers over 50 that’s packed with the latest job search information as well as proven strategies to get you where you need to go. You’ll be able to approach the market with confidence, gain the edge over the competition, and present yourself as the attractive, can-do person you are…. and that’s a pretty feisty way to get that paycheck you need!