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@AARPLynne thanks for asking. A career pivot can be exciting and scary all at once. It is often a chance to build upon an existing passion or expertise that may be sidelined or an opportunity to reinvent yourself altogether. Reinvention often takes much longer than people imagine. It rarely arrives as a singular epiphany or life-changing event. Whatever the reason for the pivot, give your self the give of patience as you pivot. 

 

Whether you call it a pivot, spinoff of an earlier career, a second career or an attempt to find purpose, you might enjoy the lessons from others that have been there. Meet the former police officer who now is an air rescue specialist:

 

 

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@JoanneO783820 thanks for your questions and for sharing your journey. You are an inspiration. As you enter this next chapter of your multi-stage, non-linear life, you may find these AARP resources helpful - 

 

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Hi @RamseyAlwin my name is erik i'm retired an worked in the custodial an Janitor field for 20 years an looking for something different like job training i'm willing to learn...thank you...

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Hi, 

 

Can you please advise on non-linear careers and how to start over. I am 59 and have raised my daughter on my own since my husbands death 17 years ago. Most of my jobs have been part time jobs that she could come with me or come to after school.  I was laid off during a restructuring 6 years ago and have only volunteered & nannied since then.  I have a B.S in Psych & MEd. in elementary Ed.   I’m no longer certified it’s an educator & not sure I’m interested in either.  I do enjoy a lot of people contact and helping & advising people. Thank you in advance. JO

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Thank you for starting us off, @RamseyAlwin! Along those lines, can you offer some advice to our members on how to pivot careers into a new role or industry?

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Welcome to the discussion! Given the changing nature of work, our brains and bodies will have to be comfortable with change. Long gone are the days of the three stage life - education, work, retirement. Our new normal is a more non-linear, multi-stage life. For instance, we might go back to school at any given time for retraining or a new career. We may keep working beyond traditional retirement age—out of need or choice—or we may be “kind of retired but doing some part-time work.”

 

What is your new normal? How do you keep connected, resilience, and resourceful?

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Good morning, everyone. Welcome to the special event with AARP Expert Ramsey Alwin (@). Please ask your questions via reply post. Thank you for joining us!

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The world of work is evolving. Workers today will on average have twelve jobs and take a non-linear, multistage approach to their careers. How can workers adapt to the challenges of today and be prepared for the workplace of tomorrow? 

 

Join Ramsey Alwin, AARP Director of Thought Leadership for Financial Resilience, for a discussion on strategies to help reposition your career and mindset for the new work reality.

 

Dates: January 7-18, 2019

 

Topics include:

  • Multigenerational Workforces
  • Recareering; Non-Linear, multistage careers
  • Careers in Demand
  • Continuous Learning and Upskilling

 

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