Did you know that two-thirds of workers over 50 and almost 80 percent of the self-employed don’t plan to retire at 65? That’s according to a study in December 2020, but only 1 in 5 said the pandemic had delayed their exit from the daily workforce.
But the same survey found just 62 percent of us are focused on staying healthy so we can keep working.
And look, if you’re going to keep working, or if you’re looking for a job, then you need to stay in shape – with the strength, endurance, agility and social competence that’s required.
A new book aims to help us navigate today’s job market, “In Control at 50-Plus: How to Succeed in the New World of Work” by Kerry Hannon.
Hannon lays out why we’re working later in life nowadays, the challenges older workers face, and strategies for re-entering the workforce or finding a new job.
She joins this week’s episode of the Optimal Aging podcast to talk about all this and more.
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