In Control at 50+: How to Succeed in the New World of Work, 1st Edition

  • 3h 5m
  • Kerry Hannon
  • McGraw-Hill
  • 2022

Navigate the post-pandemic workplace and take an active role in shaping your career and financial future

Anyone who began working 20 or 30 years ago has witnessed astonishing changes in the workplace during their career. When the global pandemic hit, older workers fortunate enough to retain their jobs once again had to navigate enormous upheaval, virtually overnight. Working from home, often in isolation, over-fifties found themselves facing daunting technological and social challenges.

If this scenario is all too familiar, In Control at 50+ shows how to make the new normal work for you. Kerry Hannon, a workplace futurist and renowned expert on business, careers, and personal finance, combines all her insights and skills to help you actively shape your work future into what you want it to be.

Hannon illustrates how COVID-19 changed the nature of work, provides a compellingly optimistic vision of the future, and highlights opportunities and specific action steps for achieving success, including how to:

  • Develop a positive mindset about your career and financial future
  • Create a powerful résumé and a great online presence
  • Master the virtual interview process
  • Strategically manage remote work to benefit your career
  • Make a successful career transition to something more exciting and rewarding

In Control at 50+ also provides winning advice specifically tailored for women, many of whose careers were uniquely affected by COVID-19.

A clear roadmap for navigating the employment market and transitioning into retirement in today’s environment, this comprehensive guide walks you through the process beginning to end. Along the way, Hannon reminds you of your value as an experienced worker and shows how you can live with purpose and joy.

About the Author

Kerry Hannon is a workplace futurist and leading strategist who has spent more than three decades covering all aspects of career management, business, entrepreneurship, personal finance, and retirement as a columnist, editor, and writer. She is a senior columnist and on-air expert at Yahoo Finance. Her work has appeared in the nation’s leading media companies, including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Money, U.S. News & World Report, USA Today, and BusinessWeek. She is a former columnist for MarketWatch and a former personal finance columnist to the PBS website, Her advice as a Work and Jobs Expert has been a regular feature in AARP publications. A sought-after keynote speaker, Hannon has appeared on The Dr. Phil Show, ABC, CBS, CNBC, NBC Nightly News, NPR, and PBS. Kerry is the bestselling and award-winning author of 14 books.

In this Book

  • Foreword
  • The New World of Work
  • Why Older Workers Rock
  • Where the Jobs Are and Where They’ll Be
  • Taking Control of Your Future
  • Job-Hunting Strategies
  • Showtime
  • Remote Work
  • Career Transition
  • Be Your Own Boss
  • Career Advice for Women Over 50
  • Learning Is Fundamental
  • Afterword
  • Notes
  • Additional Resources