Volume Thirteen, Issue Seven — September 2017

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Feature Article:

Retirement: A Natural Evolution of Career Development

By Ford R. Myers
President of Career Potential, LLC

Over the past few years, our career coaching practice has been attracting a growing percentage of clients who want to talk about retirement planning – not just career planning. I have wondered why this is. Is it because people are becoming more aware, educated and savvy about the subject of retirement in general? Is it because my colleagues and I are getting older; so we are naturally drawing an older client demographic? Is it because some people simply have more options to consider, with the stock market (and some investment portfolios) reaching record highs? Or is it because I have been pondering the next phases of my own life; and “we attract what we think about?”

I honestly don’t know the answer, but intuitively, I suspect that it’s a combination of these and other factors. One thing I do know is that the whole conversation about retirement has shifted noticeably during the past five to 10 years. Sure, we career coaches always had occasional conversations with our clients about retirement – but it was treated almost as an “afterthought.” Now, it seems that some clients enter the career coaching relationship with retirement planning as a central concern! As a result, we have had many compelling discussions that focus on the transition from “work and career” to “what comes afterward.” For our senior-level clients, the separation between these two subjects has nearly dissolved; essentially blending into one very important conversation. They have discovered that retirement is simply the next stage of personal and professional development – it is the natural evolution of career planning. For this reason, we have expanded some of our career coaching programs to integrate the “retirement conversation” when appropriate.

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You’re Invited – Career Success Seminar – September 2017

The Job Seeker’s Toolkit

Date: Thursday, September 28, 2017
Time:
10:00am to 12:30pm
Location: Radnor Financial Center, Radnor, PA
Investment: $25.00

A carpenter would never show-up at a construction site with only a hammer. A graphic artist would never interview for a design position without showing a complete portfolio. So why is it that most job seekers use only their resume as the cornerstone of their search?

Job seekers over-emphasize the resume because their other “tools” are weak or nonexistent. But the resume should actually be one of your least used job-seeking tools! Unfortunately, most people don’t know what these other tools are or how to use them.

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Here are just some of the benefits of doing career coaching via Skype®:

Time – clients save time by not having to travel to our offices for coaching sessions
Comfort – clients are often more comfortable working from their own homes or offices
Flexibility – clients experience fewer planning conflicts and more flexibility with scheduling
Convenience – clients who travel for work are still able to make their coaching appointments by using mobile devices from anywhere

Career coaching via Skype® is easy and effective. For more information, please visit: https://careerpotential.com/skype-career-coach/

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