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o you want to find a job that you love?

In this article, we'll explore how older adults can thrive at work by finding jobs they love and taking full advantage of opportunities that come their way.

Explore your options.

As you're figuring out what your next career path looks like, it's important to consider all options. There are many ways to earn a living and stay active at work as a senior. You may want to explore different career paths or industries, or look for opportunities to learn new skills and work with new people.

If your current role isn't the right fit anymore, consider these questions:

  • What do I want out of my job? Do I want flexibility or stability? Am I looking for a promotion? A change of pace? A different industry altogether?
  • Who are my coworkers? Will they make me happy every day, either because there's mutual respect between us or we enjoy spending time together outside of work hours as well? If not, then why would I continue working there when there are so many other places where I might feel more satisfied on both fronts (as well as others).

Look into starting your own business.

If you're interested in starting your own business, there are many benefits. You can work on projects that interest you and be your own boss. You also won't have to deal with office politics if you start a business from home.

However, the challenges of entrepreneurship are significant as well. You'll need to find clients or customers for whatever products or services you decide to offer, which can take time and effort.

Don't be afraid to apply for jobs that may feel too young for you.

There's no reason to be afraid of applying for jobs that may feel too young for you.

You'll want to focus on finding work where being older will really helpÔÇöfor example, mentoring younger employees or helping them develop skills they need in order to achieve their goals in life (and maybe even yours as well!) It also doesn't hurt if this position involves helping others achieve their personal goals as wellÔÇöafter all, being older doesn't mean losing sight of what matters most in life!

No matter what sort of job interest you have in mind; whether it be sales or customer service-related positions; don't be afraid to apply!

Don't turn down any opportunity that comes along.

When you start to feel overwhelmed by the idea of working and aging in tandem, remember: If a job comes along, take it. Don't be afraid to try something new or apply for a job that is a little out of your league. Don't be afraid to ask for a raise or promotion. Don't be afraid to ask for a transfer if the work you're doing no longer fulfills you.

And don't let fears about what other people will think hold you back from reaching your full potential at workÔÇöI promise that no one cares as much as you do about doing well, so trust yourself and take action!

Lastly, the best way to thrive in your career as a senior is to work on something that makes you happy!

It's great when you can be good at something, but it's more important to do what makes you happy. When you're doing work that keeps you feeling fulfilled and energized, you'll also be able to keep up with the demands of your job!

If you are just getting started in your job hunt, check out some of our classes: How to Find Volunteer & Remote Job Opportunities, Create Resumes for Volunteering or Jobs or Successful Interviewing.

Posted 
Jul 7, 2022
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