Your Career is NOT Over at 50

Published in the April, 2006, newsletter of the National Association of Working Seniors.

Specific Strategies for Breaking the Barriers of Aging

Millions of Americans suffer from the “finished at 50” syndrome. Based on the numerous negative myths that aging automatically brings irreversible mental, physical, psychological, and creative decline, this belief is foolish and potentially deadly for continuing career success.

Unfortunately, much of Corporate America is nourishing this notion and pushing more mature employees out the door. However, there are strategies that we can use to advance one’s career far beyond society’s limits which are based upon concepts of age. The truth is that absolutely no research has validated that chronological age is reliable in determining one’s “functional” age.

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