Wanting to stay active in something you’ve created or spent the better part of your life doing is understandable. But that mean s having in place an up-to-date strategy for that inevitable day. It’s about reinvention, planning for that significant change in lifestyle. It’s about reinventing and planning for the next stage of your life, one that can be just as exciting and invigorating as your current role. And it doesn’t mean having to retire.
As boomers dominated the workplace and its’ rules, roles and expectations, so will they dominate the rules, roles and expectations of the next stage of their life. Retiring from the full time workplace, whether as an employee or an owner, means changing the way retirement is viewed and experienced.
- Research has shown that the key problem encountered by those who retire is ‘boredom’.
- When they retire, they will spend time and money.
- Retirement is a
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Take Notes When Your Senior is Giving Instructions
This simple job will help your relationship with your senior start well. You will receive an assignment on the first day and it is fundamental you understand the task and take notes as the senior gives you your assignment. If you’re unclear about any of these instructions, do not hesitate to ask. Seniors become frustrated when interns or staffers act like they understand the concept when they do not in reality.
Be Happy About Every Task
As an intern, you could not always enjoy the project you are doing, yet it’s best not to make this dissatisfaction known. Be happy about every project your receive. While a job may appear worthless, it goes far in assisting the group to complete the assignment and keeps everyone’s levels of stress low.
Ask Good Questions
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Create A Little Mystique
Answering the phone the very first ring will set your employer to thinking you’re easily available and can leave them thinking you’re not worthy. If you want to create a little hype then you’ll want them to know you’re wanted. This is best done by also making sure you’re not available for the first appointment for an interview. Let them know you have others interested in meeting with you so they see how desirable you are.
The interview is your best chance at getting another interview or even getting hired. In order to get the best out of your phone interview utilize your most critical tool; our voice. Speak clearly, do not mumble and most certainly do not multi task while having your phone interview.
Develop A Rapport
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I’ve only recently learned of Temple Grandin from hearing her being interviewed recently on NPR. That piece made me stop and ask out loud, “Who is that?” She clearly has a message and delivery style that is out of the mainstream. However beyond her unique and unconventional look and enunciation is a powerful exposition about individualism and the priority we should all place on honoring people’s differences when assisting in career decision making.
Temple Grandin has become a renowned spokesperson for the humane treatment of animals and also for encouraging tolerance and civil behavior directed toward individuals impacted by autism-a reality she has lived with for 65 years. Her advice for the mainstream of society goes far beyond telling us to be respectful and kind to people who act, speak, and think differently from the norm. Dr. Grandin is putting us on notice that the talent diversity necessary to fuel … Read the rest
Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician (CCENT)
This is the most basic certification that Cisco issues to technicians who are just starting out on network maintenance. Holders of this certification are often seen in smaller companies, but their annual income is estimated to be about $6,000 more than what their un-certified peers get.
Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)
This is one of the most sought-after Cisco certifications among people in the IT and networking industry. The CCNA proves a person’s ability and skill to qualify for the job of network technicians and support engineers. Many networking professionals make the CCNA a part of their career plan. They often apply for a certification (with a test, of course) after two years of working in CCENT capacity. The CCNA professional estimates an estimated annual salary of about $79,999.
Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP)
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Don’t Get Discouraged!
It can take a while to find the ideal position — some job seekers look for weeks and even months before finding the right fit. Although many job seekers realize this, it can still be discouraging if you’re scouring free classified ads day after day without finding anything. Realize that a job search that ends with a perfect position can take some time so keep your chin up while searching.
Have you ever heard the saying that it’s not what you know, but who you know? The same is definitely true when you’re searching for jobs. If possible, make sure that you’re an active member of any local, national or international professional organizations. This will help you make friends who are already active members of these organization and these people will often be the first to know about new positions or openings within their companies. … Read the rest