|12-02-2011, 01:43 AM||#1 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jul 2011
What people normally do for career after age 50?
My career sucks so far. I want to know normally what people would do after age 50 if they don't accomplish anything in their career. Should a person continue to fight or just forget about career and wait for retirement?
I am also looking for a career discussion board discussing career-related issues like this one. If you know any good ones, please let me know.
|12-02-2011, 04:32 PM||#2 (permalink)|
Join Date: May 2010
Location: South Florida
You should continue to fight, you are still young. Actually now might be a good time to change career and get into something new before it's too late. You have more wisdom and maturity that is very valuable for prospective employers. Good luck to you!
|12-03-2011, 12:49 AM||#3 (permalink)|
Join Date: May 2008
Think about changing career, retraining and doing something you really are interested in. Having a passion for your job does not mean you'll make money, but it does mean you will enjoy your life more. Or perhaps you can develop a passion for making money, and set up your own business.
50 is not too old to make a change.
|12-03-2011, 05:10 AM||#4 (permalink)|
Join Date: Feb 2009
What is your dream? Go for it now Pretend you are 80 and sitting on the porch in your rocking chair chewing the fat with a neighbour. What would you most like to have said about your life?
Eg - always wanted to do a PhD? Go for it! (Hint - I gave up a well-paid job to go back and do mine just before I was 40).
Always wanted to move to a foreign land? Go for it! (Hint - I gave up a well-paid job aged 47 to move to Egypt!)
Always wanted to train as a coach? Go for it! (Hint - you get the picture.... )
My next adventure is returning to a career that I tried 30 years ago because I have had a burning desire to do so for about 2 years now (having taken substantial time out to listen to my insides, and in the tradition of 'healer, heal theyself' I decided to 'coach, coach thyself'! it's a not unrelated career )
One of my friends said the most telling thing I ever said to him when I was 46 was "If anyone thinks I'm going to sit in this flat in London, commuting 4 hours a day, to work this job for another 14 years just to collect a pension they are sadly mistaken."
List your responsibilities.
Identify which of those are critical (eg if you have kids, pets, dependents who are not able to support themselves).
Strike out any that are not real responsibilities (eg 'pay the mortgage' - that's only a responsibility because you choose it so, on the other hand 'paying to keep a roof over my head is a real responsibility because even desert nomads sleep under tents).
As to a good career discussion board, I don't know of any, but imagine that they would be findable once you know what career you want to be in.
|12-03-2011, 09:04 PM||#5 (permalink)|
Join Date: Nov 2011
Hi, due to technology development anyone who is 50ish or under now is going to live many many years, so do not expect your life to be over anytime soon.
So knowing that you are not even probably in the middle of your life you still have more than half in front, so in that perspective you should be able to feel young and energetic in your mind as a minimum.
If you can afford then go for your passion.
If you need to pay bills then maybe you have to take whatever you can right now.
If you have time you can train or re-train or re-specilise or learn whatever you love.
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