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Learn from the Boomer Career Guide to boost your career and land your individual Dream Job, whether Boomer or Beginner. For Boomers, specifically, "Your AGE is an ASSET, NOT an ANCHOR" and "Your Dream Job Boss would hire you, if they could find you." Let's make you discoverable.

The most important objective of this platform is to walk through a simple SEVEN (7) step process to Re-Launch and Re-Energize your work life with a CAREER BOOST regardless of your age and current employment status. Boom That!

Apr 8, 2018

 

 

 

Welcome back to the Boomer Career Guide Podcast, Episode #2. Where we’re going to make two points crystal clear.  

#1: You AGE is an ASSET, Boomer, not an ANCHOR!

And

#2: Your DREAM JOB BOSS would hire you if they could find you!

 

This is Episode number two of the BOOMER CAREER GUIDE PODCAST  and you’re in the right place:

  • If You are a Boomer who still brings it or would like to.

 

  • If You’re a Boomer who’s not ready for the rocker!

 

I hope your getting ready to start walking through the SEVEN SIMPLE STEP PROCESS, over the next few sessions that will become the action steps that will make you discoverable and to give you choices between a number of possible Dream Job opportunities.  

 

  • I think you may agree with me that it’s about time that you became the decision maker in this CAREER BOOSTING PROCESS.

 

So, as we continue in the Podcast, the Blog and in our twin communities on FaceBook and LinkedIn, we’ll work to FIND SOLUTIONS and SHARE SUCCESSES, relative to all things Boomer.

In fact, if you’d care to get a jump ahead in the conversation, we can start anywhere you like in the BOOMER CAREER GUIDE GROUPs.

Just go to either FaceBook or LinkedIn, where ever you are more comfortable and search for BOOMER CAREER GUIDE or stop by our website at www.BoomerCareerGuide.com, where you’ll find links to our entire platform.   

 

SO, BACK TO THE CONVERSATION ABOUT YOU:

 

If you find yourself in the popular category of BOOMER WORKING, first of all, don’t despair and don’t feel like the Lone Ranger, Kemosabe. You’re in excellent company.

  • The vast majority of all Boomers have no plans for retirement. In fact, the last time I checked there were between 65 and 70 MILLION BOOMERS in the work force.

 

  • Believe it or not, many Boomers are actually working because they enjoy the process and the paycheck.

 

  • While many others are working out of necessity and will continue working indefinitely.

 

  • Experts tell us that most Boomers, as many individuals in any age group, are working in a long term assignment that would not particularly be considered an inspiring and financially rewarding  DREAM JOB.

 

If we take a look at YOUR CURRENT CONDITION:

  • YOU MIGHT NOT HAVE A DREAM JOB...IF IT DOES NOT pay what you’re worth, on a level commensurate with your abilities.

 

  • YOU MIGHT NOT HAVE A DREAM JOB...IF IT DOES NOT realize nor require you to use your full range of knowledge, skills, talents, passions and experience.

 

  • And YOU MIGHT NOT HAVE A DREAM JOB...IF IT DOES NOT challenge you to actively share the value of your distinctly BOOMER WORK ETHIC.  

 

THE GOOD NEWS IS, BOOMER:

 

  • WHILE THE REASON FOR THIS CONDITION, AS STATED, IS EASY TO UNDERSTAND, IT IS ALSO JUST AS EASY TO RESOLVE.

 

...AND THE VERY EXCELLENT NEWS:

 

  •  MOST OF YOUR (using the term loosely) COMPETITION IN THE JOB MARKET WON’T HAVE A CLUE THAT:

 

  • THERE IS BOTH A PROBLEM AND A SIMPLE IMMEDIATELY ACHIEVABLE SOLUTION.  

 

So, since this is a big deal that affects milions of individuals and most importantly, YOU, let’s try to figure out just exactly…

 

WHO IS RESPONSIBLE, IN THE FIRST PLACE, FOR THIS FAILURE TO BE FULFILLED?

 

CAN WE BLAME THE EVIL EMPLOYER? (Not really):

 

Most employers are honorable, decent humans. The reason that many jobs are filled with over-qualified and under utilized individuals is not the result of some evil scheme.

 

Think about it. Having a job opening or an empty position from the employer’s perspective, is not something to celebrate. It’s a problem that needs to be resolved immediately.  

 

For that reason, employers do their best to find the most qualified person to fill a hole in their operation, as quickly as possible.  

 

Bottom line, if you meet their needs, you get the job. Period. They don’t ask “What else would you like to do. Boomer?” They simply fill the need and get back to the business of doing business.

 

So, if it’s not the Employer’s fault, can we blame THE UNDERACHIEVING EMPLOYEE? (Not likely):

 

The reality is that most people look for a job when the don’t have one or when they can’t stand the one they’re in.  In either case, the desire to find ANY JOB, IMMEDIATELY, is often a motivating factor in the JOB SEARCH PROCESS.

 

Since being stuck in a DEAD END DAY JOB is obviously undesirable and easily identifiable, “WHY DON’T DREAMERS JUST LEAVE AND FIND A BETTER JOB?”

 

Keeping it real : While moving on would certainly be good advice for many millions of individuals, for the average employee, the need to avoid stress, frustration and disappointment is stronger than the desire for a better job.

 

It can seem scarey out there.The anticipated pain and uncertainty in seeking a change is understandable, if you don’t have a logical and well defined action plan.

 

While most people will continue to work in a job they hate, because they see the challenge to change as more stressful than staying stuck in a dead end job.....I’m here to tell you:  IT’S NOT!  

 

LET’S DIG A LITTLE DEEPER AND ANSWER A QUESTION THAT MAY START SOME WHEELS SPINNING:

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  • First of all:

 

HOW DID YOU LAND SUCH A PERSONALLY  UNAPPEALING JOB ASSIGNMENT IN THE FIRST PLACE?  

 

Do you remember what it was like looking for your first job?

 

It may have been similar to the experience many of us had when we knocked on any door that looked like a business and asked if they were hiring.

 

If the answer were yes, on a good day, we filled out an application, sailed through a short interview and accepted the job, whatever that was, even without clearly understanding the job description or the rate of pay. After all, at that time, any job was better than no job.  

 

That is a common practice when we are novice job seekers with no experience (“We’ll take whatever they offer and like it!). Unfortunately and somewhat surprisingly, the search process remains very similar for the majority of seasoned workers in future job searches.  

 

Many are desperate, disorganized, unconfident and ill prepared for the search.

 

They are UNAWARE that in order to find your dream job, you absolutely need to:

 

  • PLAN YOUR SEARCH
  • THOUGHTFULLY PREPARE YOUR PRESENTATION
  • YOU NEED TO CORRECTLY USE ALL OF THE TOOLS AVAILABLE.
  • AND YOU NEED TO GET LASER FOCUSED ON WHAT YOU WANT TO DO AND WHERE YOU WANT TO DO IT.
  • PERIOD.

 

SO, AS I’VE SAID, Our goal in this forum is to serve as a community centered QUESTIONS AND ACTIONS resource, where you can get the guidance you need, the answers to your questions and concerns

AND WHILE WE’RE AT IT, YOU CAN connect with individuals with similar challenges, experiences and successes, TO LEARN SOMETHING AND SHARE SOMETHING with like minded individuals ON THE SAME JOURNEY.  

This is the very beginning of what can become an exciting global conversation all about the fine tuning, fast tracking and re-energizing the upcoming SECOND HALF of your life’s adventure.

 

As this platform grows, we can all look forward to LEARNING AND SHARING on a number of levels revolving around our analysis of common CHALLENGES, INTERESTS & LIFESTYLE OPPORTUNITIES.

The direction of our dialogue will depend on your interests and participation.  We will look forward to reading your comments on this podcast, in the blog and in our group conversations.  

 

In upcoming episodes we’ll concentrate on those SEVEN (7) SIMPLE & STRATEGIC STEPS to your own CAREER BOOST at any age, THAT WE MENTIONED BRIEFLY IN EPISODE ONE.

 

I’ll share my own personal experience of multiple career boosts, THAT I HAVE SHARED WITH OTHERS AND USED IN MY MOST RECENT TRANSITION at the age of 64 ½, where I doubled my income and became a valuable member of an amazing organization that is exciting and is one appreciates my experience and my potential.  I’LL SHOW YOU WHAT I DID TO LAND THE COOLEST JOB OF MY CAREER.

 

IN  THE MEAN TIME,If you’d like to talk ABOUT ANYTHING RELATING TO YOUR OWN STATUS AND SEARCH DREAMS, I hope you’ll message me personally or send me an email at David@BoomerCareerGuide.com.

 

PAUSE

 

SO AS WE WRAP IT UP FOR TODAY, I like to collect positive and motivational quotes and sometimes I even try my hand at creating tweetable thoughts that remind me to think about what I’m doing and where I’d like to be going.  Here’s one that came to mind that may start some wheels turning:

 

So that’s all for today. I hope you’ll continue to follow our conversation as we break down the SEVEN SIMPLE STEPS that only took me 40 years to perfect. I look forward to sharing them with you.

  • So, as we put a wrap on this session, I hope you’ll join us as the conversation continues, where depending on how you like to learn, we’ve got you covered:
  • For an easy step by step read, we have the BOOMER BLOG at www.BoomerCareerGuide.com, where we'll expand the conversation all about BOOSTING YOUR CAREER AT ANY AGE.
  • If you prefer to listen and learn on the go, come on back for another episode of the BOOMER CAREER GUIDE Podcast.
  • And if or when you need some one-on-one time with me or would like to compare QUESTIONS, ACTIONS & SUCCESSES with friends on a similar search, join us in our own community on FaceBook or LinkedIn called simply, the BOOMER CAREER GUIDE group.
  • As we're hard at work spreading the message of the SEVEN SIMPLE STEPS TO BOOSTING YOUR CAREER AND LANDING YOUR DREAM JOB AT ANY AGE, please do me a big favor.

        If you are finding value in our message please stop by iTunes or your favorite Pod-catcher and leave a review. It really helps to get our message out AND if you know someone who needs a boost, at any age, Boomer or Beginner, please tell them about the BOOMER CAREER GUIDE platform. Find everything on our home base at:

www.BoomerCareerGuide.com.  

One final bullet point, Boomer, remember:

  • YOUR FUTURE DREAM BOSS WOULD HIRE YOU, IF THEY COULD FIND YOU!  LET’S MAKE THAT A REALITY!

BOOM THAT!