We treasure the advice of a world-class team of Advisers. They are in the forefront of our movement to elevate the status of 50+ workers in our culture. Here are two recent articles that illustrate their commitment and sage advice to workers in the new reality of ageing.
Next For Me Advisor Karen Wickre penned this sage advice for LinkedIn.
In the article she calls out these common sense guidelines when looking for a job in tech:
- Collapse your job record and lightly summarize (or just skip) anything farther back than 15-20 years.
- Your experience matters, but you can’t lead with it.
- Read widely on the specifics of the company.
- Be genuine, and don’t overdo “youthful.”
- Yes, social media — theirs and yours.
and once you’re inside:
- Get used to younger decision-makers and managers.
- There may not be a playbook.
- Open is the norm, not closed.
- Being a good sport counts for a lot.
- Build a brain trust for yourself.
She includes advice to companies as well.
Next For Me Advisor Chip Conley wrote in Next Avenue about his experience at Airbnb and the emergence of the “Modern Elder.”
I started a boutique hotel company when I was 26 and after 24 years as CEO, sold the company. That’s when Airbnb came calling. In early 2013, co-founder and CEO Brian Chesky and his two millennial co-founders asked me to help turn their growing tech startup into a hospitality giant, as their head of global hospitality and strategy. Sounded good.
In the article he outlines his experiences:
- An ‘Old School’ Guy Is Intimidated
- Becoming a Modern Elder
- The Advantage of a Beginner’s Mind
- Boomers and Millennials: Learning From Each Other
Read the full article: Learning the Ropes Later in Life