Employer Alerts and Career Advice

For seasoned talent, re-entering the workforce as a full-time, part-time or even as a project-based professional can often feel intimidating.  This is why we developed an active news section with articles and features on how to navigate this next stage of career life.  Check it out here.

Job searches for seniors are not for the meek – My difficult quest

August 5, 2021

Finding meaningful work after age 65 is turning out to be much more difficult than I ever imagined. It’s frustrating to still be unemployed while so many employers are desperate to fill jobs and there is such a shortage of qualified workers due to the economy roaring back after the darkest days of the pandemic. ...

xBound In The News

August 2, 2021

Photographer Zave Smith has been in the photo business in the City of Brotherly Love for over three decades, starting out working with products and food before evolving to shooting people and lifestyle in 2000. But now, the man who spent his career capturing snapshots in time has changed his tune and entered the start-up world of sorts—in fact, he’s braving into an all-new world altogether with his new company, xBound. ...

Working Over Time: Older Adults Seek Later-In-Life Job and Income Opportunities

July 20, 2021

We’ve known for a while now that there are 2 contradictory trends happening at once: Because of the pandemic, there has been a surge of early retirements– some voluntary and some not- while at the same time, more older adults than ever plan to work well past the usual retirement age, and some plan not to retire at all....

No Time To Retire: Older Workers In Today’s Marketplace

June 22, 2021

For a while now there’s been a growing awareness that reaching “retirement age” doesn’t necessarily mean we can or will actually “retire”. Even before COVID, many of us could not afford to retire when we reached our mid- 60s because we had insufficient savings to allow us to go on without more income...

Jobs to Consider When Coming Out of Retirement

June 22, 2021

If you’re coming out of retirement for financial reasons, or just to get back into a more intellectually stimulating atmosphere, you’ll need to consider a variety of actors before you pick the right job for you. Some jobs might requirer training, physical stress, or a  full-time commitment. More flexible, enjoyable jobs might not offer high pay and full benefits. Create a list of the parameters any job should offer before you begin looking at specific post-retirement job options....

7 Tips for Getting Hired After Age 50

June 22, 2021

It can be especially challenging to find a new job in your 50s and 60s. The unemployment rate for older workers is lower than that of younger workers, but once out of work, older workers seem to have greater difficulties landing a new position. The average duration of unemployment for job seekers ages 55 to 64 was 20.9 weeks in March 2020, compared with an average of 17.5 weeks of unemployment among all workers, according to an AARP Public Policy Institute analysis of Bureau of Labor Statistics data....

Pat’s Posts

June 22, 2021

Change is happening ─ sometimes quickly and dramatically and sometimes slowly and subtly, but it’s always happening.  Understanding your responses and making good choices to manage the change might make the difference between your chance to capitalize on an opportunity or spend time resisting and miss your chance. The future is bright for those who understand, embrace, and leverage change. In a world of unprecedented change, how can you not just survive but thrive?...

Getting A Gig: Older Workers In A Changing Economy

June 22, 2021

It’s hard enough being an older worker in today’s world. Holding on to a job becomes challenging when ageism in the work world appears to be commonplace and younger workers may be resentful that their older colleagues continue to hold on to their positions. But given that older adults often have insufficient retirement funds, voluntary early retirement is not in the cards for most, and for those who involuntarily lose their positions, the hustle to find something else can be a real challenge....

How To Find A Full-Time Job When You’re Over 50

June 22, 2021

With unemployment at all-time lows, now might be the best time for you to be looking for a full-time job. The challenges, however, are greater if you’re over 50 years old....