As you get older, it can feel like life is slowing down because you aren’t young anymore. As times change we adapt to different lifestyles and what has changed over the years is how we work. There are numerous career options and different types of jobs around that do not need as much physical labor as they did before. But because society puts emphasis on the younger generations, the older ones begin to think that they are past it regarding their career. Whether they have a goal or a dream doesn’t matter because they are too old. Want to know a secret? Thinking in this way is wrong and here’s why it’s never too late to find the job of your dreams.
Employers Value Experience
And you will have plenty of experience. Experience brings skill, but it also brings a vat of knowledge. The reality of the situation is that, due to your advanced years, there is nothing that you have not seen before in the industry. Younger people don’t have this knowledge base because, well, because they are young! Thanks to your age, there is no problem that you can’t tackle, and employees (smart ones) love this because they can trust people like you to get on with the job. They also trust that you will use your knowledge to help others and help progress the firm.
One Job Isn’t For Life
orry to burst your bubble, but there is a chance you will have to find a new job in the not too distant future. The average person has five to six jobs in a lifetime, and you might have only had three. Okay, there is a chance you will stay where you are, and everything will be rosy. However, the stats show that there is a good chance you will have to quit, get fired, or leave, or a combination of the three! Regardless of what happens, take the opportunity to start anew. Go back to school because the cost of community college is lower than you think and tackle the landscape like a newbie for the very first time. It’s amazing what you can do with a positive attitude and new qualifications.
Most people have to work until their seventies because we are living longer as a society. Do you want to work an extra ten years in a job you hate? The answer is obviously no, but you have to do something about it if you want to make a change. The prospect of doing the same job over and over for decades should fill you with dread, which in turn will make you more productive on the job front. Plus, the fact that you will live longer is a good excuse to take a shot at your dreams. After all, it won’t be the last thing you do so there’s no need to retire a failure. In fact, you can probably fall back on the same job if it doesn’t go to plan.
It doesn’t matter whether you are in your twenties or your fifties – failure is scary. What’s scarier, though, is having to admit you were too chicken to follow your dreams.