2019 Baby Boomer Career Predictions
It is January of 2019 and it is time to look to some experts for their predictions and prognostications for the coming year.
You can look back at the predictions and prognostications by many of the same experts last year in the post 10 Career Experts Share Their 2018 Baby Boomer Predictions.
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7 Expert Predictions for 2018
The year when the discussion about experienced workers shifts toward recognizing their value …
Chris Farrell, Author of Unretirement: How Baby Boomers are Changing the Way We Think About Work, Community, and the Good Life
My assumption is that the economy won’t sink into recession in 2019 and that the partial government shutdown will end. Those two assumptions are key because I expect 2019 to be the year when the discussion about experienced workers shifts toward recognizing their value. The last couple of years companies and nonprofits have talked about the value of older workers. But with the tight labor market and the need for qualified workers, management will act more deliberately to keep or hire experience.
Employers are increasingly becoming more open to the idea of hiring older applicants …
Richard Eisenberg, PBS Next Avenue
Employers are increasingly becoming more open to the idea of hiring older applicants due to the tight job market. Don’t assume you can’t get the job because you are over 50+. Apply strategically, look for insiders you know at the employer to put in a good word and advise you on applying wisely, provide a smartly-done resume and cover letter, research the employer and make your best case.
Privacy will become self-harming …
Privacy will become self-harming. In 2018, US and EU investigations in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal forced Mark Zuckerberg to face up to Facebook’s disregard for data privacy. This episode highlighted the yawning gap which has developed between global data companies and the regulatory forces which should, but don’t keep pace and control them. Artificial intelligence is the next phase of this technological revolution. It will use our data to decide who is eligible for jobs and who isn’t. If you choose to have little or none of your professional life online, you will become essentially invisible to the algorithms which will decide whether you are ‘deserving’ of employment. The hard truth is none of us can choose privacy anymore if we wish to remain employable in the digital age.
Since it’s been projected, professionals will need to be consultants after 2020 …
Mark Anthony Dyson, The Voice of Job Seekers
LinkedIn: Mark Anthony Dyson
Since it’s been projected professionals will need to be consultants after 2020, older workers should find success in a niche market. These professionals must market, do PR, and network deeply diligently. The more niche where there’s less competition, the more opportunities will have your name on it.
While more employers are beginning to recognize the value of older workers …
John Tarnoff, Reinvention Group LLC and author of Boomer Reinvention: How to Create Your Dream Career Over 50?
LinkedIn: John Tarnoff
While more employers are beginning to recognize the value of older workers, that realization will be overshadowed by an enduring bias that characterizes older workers’ skills as less relevant to solve today’s problems. Don’t just stay current, stay ahead of the game. Anticipate what you’ll need to learn, and be prepared to demonstrate how your updated skills, plus your experience & wisdom, can make a difference today and in the future.
In a time of labor shortages, older workers are more attractive to employers …
Phyllis Mufson, Catalyst for Personal & Professional Growth
LinkedIn: Phyllis Mufson
In a time of labor shortages, older workers are more attractive to employers, but will this situation continue? A pair of demographic shifts says yes. Millions of baby boomers will be reaching retirement age in the years ahead. At the same time, the birth rate has hit a thirty-year low meaning fewer workers will be available to replace them as they retire. This is great news for boomers who want to continue their careers past retirement age and also retirees who decide to rejoin the workforce in more flexible or limited jobs after a year or two. Their depth of experience will be at a premium.
We are reaching a crucial time in our country and our economy …
LinkedIn: Marc Miller
We are reaching a crucial time in our country and our economy. We have a booming economy where not everyone has participated in the growth and prosperity. That growth will slow in 2019 and therefore, some of will have some hard choices to make if we want to continue to thrive. Baby boomers will have to get strategic in how they develop their skills and market themselves in order to stay relevant.
So what do you think? Write a comment below with your Baby Boomer predictions for 2019.Marc Miller
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