Working

Over 50% of people say they are interested in working past the age of 65. We aren’t retiring to rocking chairs. We are healthier than we have ever been and have another 40 years ahead of us. KAA-Boomers take responsibility for continuously learning. Be involved, learn new things that will keep you valuable in the workplace or ready to take on a new challenge. Many KAA-Boomers are KAA-Booming into new entrepreneurial adventures based on their hobbies or previous work or reskilling to do something total new! What about you?

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Ageism in the workplace exists. If you’re a baby boomer and you’ve had to job hunt, you’ve probably experienced it. There are many misconceptions around older workers but the reality is that baby boomers are highly skilled in using new technologies, agile when it comes to a changing workplace, and more committed and engaged than [...]

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Post image for The KAA-boomer Quandary: Juggling Caregiving and Work

A 2009 study by Investors Group found that one-third of Canadian KAA-boomers spend either time or money looking after their aging parents. Many of those boomers also work full time and that can lead to physical and emotional exhaustion that causes both caregiving and career to suffer. Careers suffer because caregiving responsibilities often interfere with [...]

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For many KAA-Boomers, looking for a job – whether by choice or not – can be a daunting experience. That’s because it’s probably been 10, 15, 20 or more years since they last had to pound the pavement in search of employment and, in that time, the world has changed. It’s no longer simply a [...]

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Remember those hours late at night when you fantasized about chucking in your job, telling the boss where to go and heading off into the sunset? Well, hold your horses. Your present employer may be your ticket to independent consulting – and pay you more than you are currently receiving to boot. Makes you want [...]

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There’s a quiet revolution happening in the business world. Thanks to a rapidly changing workforce and new technologies, employers and employees alike are rethinking the way work gets done. The congested morning traffic, the appropriate office attire, the nine-to-five grind in a small cubicle, the maddeningly slow evening commute home again – these are now [...]

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Post image for Can you be an Entrepreneur?

Many KAA-Boomers are drawn to the dream of creating their own business, but do you have what it takes to fly solo? Here are a few points to consider BEFORE you strike out on your own. Many KAA-Boomers are discovering their inner entrepreneur. After years of working for a wage, they find themselves listening to [...]

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Post image for Tell Me About Yourself….Interview Tips for the Over-40 Applicant

Closing in on a new job? Interview strategies and tips for the KAA-Boomer applicant. You’re over 40, maybe even over 50 or 60, and you’re looking for a new job. Maybe you want to advance your career, maybe you want to scale back your hours or want less pressure, maybe you’ve tried retirement and miss [...]

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You’d like to retire so you can pursue your other interests or spend more time with family, but then again, you’re not ready to give up your job because you enjoy the camaraderie of the office and the challenge and satisfaction your work provides. In other words, you want both. And you can have both. [...]

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Post image for Technology, Mentoring and Giving to your Community

Gently shaking the world Be the change you want to see in the world. Those are the words of the great Mahatma Gandhi, and words by which Vancouver resident Prakash Joshi tries to live. For the past three decades, the 57-year-old engineering technologist has worked tirelessly to promote peace, protect the environment and help others [...]

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