Career Planning In Your 50s
It might seem that as life expectancies are getting longer, careers seem to be getting shorter. If you are fortunate enough to move up the corporate ladder, there are more obstacles and people competing for your position.
Things that seemed important in your 40s change right around the time you turn the big 5-0. Holding your position is a growing fear now compared with the concern of upward advancement earlier in your career.
It is similar to the situation of an aging quarterback. Early in a quarterback’s career, he is underpaid and overworked. But, when you are young and hungry, you are just thankful for the opportunity to prove yourself. Perhaps over time, and with enough experience, you can prove your value to the coaches and get paid accordingly.