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Friday, January 18, 2019
The Hustler High Five - Hustler News of the Week - January 18
Hello fellow EncoreHustlers.
I rounded up some great stories this week and I hope you enjoy reading them and find them useful and inspiring.
1) Age discrimination in the workplace is real and your resume should always be evergreen. Here is some good career advice in this Forbes article Baby Boomers: Get Ready to Job Hunt in 2019.
2) It is never too late to start a business to pursue your passion. Check out this story about Lynn Bright, from West Virginia, who opened the Old Mill Bakery after nearly 50 years in positions as varied as being a youth director for the Army, a recreation director for the Federal Bureau of Prisons and an English teacher in China. Once you finish reading Bright's story click to Time to 2: 5 Steps to Find Your Ideal Encore Career.
3) After years of working the 9 to 5, with long commutes and office politics why not trade it in for working from home. AARP profiles five people who have made telecommuting work for them in You Can Earn a Living While Working From Home.
4) Working past the traditional retirement age is a global phenomenon. In Singapore, for example, 27 percent of the population past age 65 continue to work. Yes, it is true that many seniors work for strictly financial reasons, but a significant number work because they enjoy the challenge and their skills are in demand. Read Aging Singapore: City-state helps firms retain workers past retirement age to see how the government provides grants to employers to help make the workplace older worker friendly.
5) It is not uncommon for people to "fail at retirement", when they decide to return to working after a short period of retirement. Read The Age of Unretirement for advice on returning to the workforce.
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