ERIC Number: ED057323
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
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The Second Time Around: Finding a Civilian Career in Mid-Life.
Collings, Kent J.
The 17 articles in this book were written to help middle-aged retirees, especially the military, in finding second careers. Chapter One discusses the attitudes, policies, and needs of potential employers. Chapters Two through Four separate myth from reality concerning the chances of gainful employment past the age of 45. Chapter Five explores wives' attitudes toward the retirement years. Chapter Six compares the situations of the 20-year and 30-year retiree. Chapter Seven brings out the importance of improving one's education before attempting to find a job. Chapters Eight and Nine discuss employment possibilities and remuneration and explode the myth about fantastic salaries on the "outside." Chapter Ten explores the realities of employment for women retirees. Chapter Eleven outlines a plan for job searching, and Chapter Twelve discusses the best way to set up a resume. Chapters Thirteen through Fifteen discuss the advantages and disadvantages of various careers and the case history of the top 20 successful retirees. Chapter Sixteen highlights the advice of those who have already retired, and Chapter 17 outlines the format for a personal retirement plan. Appendix A lists publications giving helpful job hints; Appendix B gives statistical data. Appendix C discusses previous studies of military retirees. References, an index, and biographical notes are included. (CK)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Attitudes, Career Change, Career Counseling, Career Planning, Case Studies, Degrees (Academic), Females, Guides, Higher Education, Income, Labor Market, Males, Middle Aged Adults, Military Personnel, Mythology, Retirement, Salaries, Surveys
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