ERIC Number: ED400371
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
How To Stay Employable: A Guide for the Midlife and Older Worker.
American Association of Retired Persons, Washington, DC.
This booklet addresses the concerns of older and midlife workers with regard to security in their current job, finding a new job, and stability in their lives. It first presents broad employment trends and then moves into the national, organizational, and demographic changes that are shaping lives and choices. The booklet outlines some positive effects of these trends that should make the mature worker an attractive job candidate for organizations. It also addresses areas in which midlife and older workers have been especially vulnerable. With these larger economic and social forces in mind, the booklet shifts to a practical perspective and offers suggestions on what one can do to prepare for a possibly uncertain employment situation. It covers knowing oneself, including one's work motivations, skills, and attitudes. It also addresses knowing one's options: where one can use his/her skills, including assessing one's current work situation, staying in one's current organization, and moving to a new organization. This section also explores the following: using one's core skills as a springboard for identifying similar work, retraining for a new career, having a plan for the future, and staying employable. A resource section contains a more comprehensive skill list for self-assessment, an annotated list of 19 resources, and a list of 8 resource organizations. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Aging (Individuals), Career Change, Employment Potential, Employment Practices, Futures (of Society), Job Search Methods, Job Skills, Labor Market, Middle Aged Adults, Midlife Transitions, Older Adults, Older Workers, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Work Attitudes
American Association of Retired Persons, Fulfillment, 601 E Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20049 (1-15 copies, free; 50 copies, $15; stock number D14945).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Association of Retired Persons, Washington, DC.