Empowerment for Mature Age Workers

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 WorkersEmpowerment 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.

Portfolio Career

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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Jenni Proctor

Hi, I'm Jenni Proctor from Boomers Next Step. Remember when the formula for success in life was simply to strive for good marks at school, gain qualifications, get a great job, work hard and save for your retirement? Yes, I believed it too! For years my husband David and I wanted to develop a business that we could operate anywhere in the world, but both of us were educated to be employees.  We had entrepreneurial dreams and ideas, but still had employee mindsets. 14 years ago I took the giant leap!  I left my job in Education to start a business as a Career Counsellor and Coach, helping mature adults transition from one career path to another, and particularly from employment to entrepreneurship.  I had studied long and hard to gain new qualifications but sadly I hadn’t learnt how to market my new business. About 12 years ago we realized that we were not tracking well towards having the sort of retirement we wanted. We’d saved; we’d invested; and like so many other people we’d also lost some money along the way. It didn’t help that my business was not bringing in as much as I had been earning as an employee. Our dreams of extensive travel and helping our family were being replaced by a growing concern that we would outlive our savings. It seemed that a traditional retirement would not allow us to maintain the lifestyle we wanted. I love helping people plan the next phase of their lives, but we realized that was not going to be enough.  We needed a way to create an income stream that would pay for the travel and other lifestyle luxuries we wanted, that would provide mental stimulation, and would interest us both.

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