I had a really interesting conversation with someone last week that got me thinking about a major issue once you retire. Once you don’t have a ‘job’, how do you make sure your network knows you are still active, up for opportunities and very much part of the working world?
There is a (very small) sea change happening among employers as to their roles and responsibilities towards a retiring employee. Here I want to look at what that change is, some leaders in the field such as the construction industry – and the areas where employers may want to start rethinking the opportunities of retiring employees.
Recently I gave a talk to an audience comprising people 55 years and older who were thinking about retirement or who had actually made the step. The talk was about my personal retirement "transition" story and I pulled out three key areas which I hope will help others.
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