How to plan for two or three (or seven) different careers in your lifetime

The traditional career arc has shifted significantly as more people are choosing to pursue several career phases rather than sticking to one path for decades. People are participating in the workforce longer, which is changing economic and business landscapes.

Financial considerations are the primary driver for these new “complex scenarios” that delay retirement and have individuals considering new ways to stay savvy, relevant and participative in the labor force. President of AARP Marsh Ryerson, cited in the article, points out that older adults need tools and resources for financial success, such as comparing the gig economy as an option comparative to “identifying and learning new skills to compete in competitive in today’s job market.”

Outlined are five strategies that contribute to successful career longevity:

  • Pursue a career path that allows for an exploration of passion and creativity
  • Staying curious opens new doors to learning and collaboration
  • Seek educational opportunities as a “student of life”
  • Join a company that promotes a diverse and inclusive culture
  • Lean into strengths and find a role that highlights these

I read the article mentioned above ( and thought it was interesting. While I am not offering an endorsement of a strategy, tactics, thoughts, service nor a company or author, the information was intellectually stimulating and thoughtful and worth a review.