RE: Keepin up with Tech
Howard: First, thanks for being so frank -- I'm sure there are a lot of us gray beards out here who can relate to your plight. Personally, I found that happening, so I put myself through the exercise of figuring out why people would want to hire me. I literally made four lists:
1. Things I do well and in which I have extensive experience. (social media? finance? tech? Writing?)
2. Things I need from a job to make me really happy. (money? location? flex hours?)
3. Jobs that require expertise in the first list and offer most of the second.
4. Companies that offer those jobs. Then I approach those companies and tell them affirmatively that I can help them with that job -- whether they are advertising for it or not.
That may sound simplistic, but it has led me to a series of fascinating jobs over the past 20 years. I have even convinced at least three employers to create a job for me. I'm 60 now, and have no intention of quitting anytime soon, but when I do, I already know what I'm doing next. In fact, I have a few things in the No. 3 group (I keep the list current, just in case.)