Cupertino, CA (PRWEB) September 25, 2007
"Working to Stay Young: Expanded Careers for Boomers and Seniors" turns the tables on the idea of retirement. Not satisfied with traditional "retiree" opportunities, Jacky Hood outlines why this is the time for Boomers and Seniors to fulfill their career dreams and make a lasting contribution to a company, an industry or a profession.
"In our work with older adults, we know that boomers are redefining retirement and designing their futures to remain vital and productive," said Lisa Hendrickson, CEO, Avenidas Center. "For many, this will involve working long after the traditional retirement age.... Jacky makes a strong case for always working 'in retirement' and gives a roadmap for having it all while continuing to work."
This book provides boomers and seniors with dozens of reasons to have a job or a career and explains how to achieve these goals in a youth-oriented society. Learn how staying in the work force helps not only the wealth of older adults, but their health, and social life as well as the economy and society. Using role models ranging from Paul Newman to a 92-year-old social worker, the author illustrates how to "be yourself", and also appreciate our youth-oriented culture. The author helps readers evaluate their own skills and personality in choosing several options for the third and most productive stage in their career, including how a few simple changes in clothing, vocabulary, and posture can convey energy and enthusiasm.
About the Author
Jacky Hood became an engineer when few women entered the profession. She rode a bicycle across North America at the age of 41. Her mother retired at 81; Jacky intends to work even longer. She is a management consultant and teaches classes on career strategy, customer service, corporate governance, and business management. Her clients include Philips Medical, RAE Systems, Ellie Mae, Sun Microsystems, and many other firms. Jacky has held management positions at Hewlett-Packard, SlamDunk Networks, IBM/ROLM, and other companies. She is CEO of FieldDay Solutions and an instructor at Chalk Institute, Foothill College, and UC Santa Cruz Extension. This is Jacky's fourth book.
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