Retirement Planning

The word “retirement” means different things to different people. To some it’s the point when they are eligible to collect their pension and start enjoying the nest egg that they have built up. To others, it’s a point where they are squeezed out of their career and then need to find something else to do. Some are able to find financial independence while others need to continue working through the next leg of the journey. The question is, what does that next leg look like? What does one do with their time, energy, insight and resources?

Retirement at sixty-five is ridiculous. When I was sixty-five I still had pimples. – George Burns

 

Antique pocket watch on a calendar.The Retirement Planning program is much like the Career Search program with some obvious differences. The up-front assessment of goals and needs is important to help define what is feasible moving forward. There is usually much more of a critical financial piece to the retirement assessment. Can you spend your time volunteering for worthwhile causes or do you NEED to work for financial reasons? Age discrimination, unfortunately, is an issue to be aware of, but there are also some positives to being older – one’s breadth of experience and maturity can be a valuable asset to an employer.

I like to encourage people to start examining their retirement plans well before it’s upon them. If your post-retirement goals require getting certification, taking some courses or obtaining some experience, then it’s often worthwhile pursuing that before the actual retirement date. It can mean a smooth transition into the next phase of your life and help avoid the “now what?” panic.

Program Options:

  • Personal Strengths Assessment

  • Financial Needs/Dreams Assessment

  • Job Options

  • Resume & Cover Letter preparation

  • Job Search & Networking

  • Interview preparation

  • Job Search support

 

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