Re-imagining Your Career at Age 50-Plus
By Fran Trelease
As recently as last year, an AARP study found that “nearly 2 in every 3 workers had either seen or experienced age discrimination in the workplace.” It’s a sobering statistic; but it doesn’t have to represent everyone’s story.
April is National Encore Entrepreneur Mentor Month, so what better time to consider re-imagining your life and your career by starting your own business? More Americans 50 and older are realizing they have more options than to “hope” they don’t get downsized as their years at a company accrue. We can carve our own paths. The time for career reinvention has come. And while it’s not always easy, the rewards far outweigh the risks. I’m on such a path now.