Home Careers: Ideal for Seniors and Older Workers


Visitors: 410

We’ve all heard the expression, ‘over the hill’. Kind of funny, unless of course it’s you who’s reached mid-life and just got passed over for that job you’d been hoping for!

It’s called ageism – society’s prejudice against older adults – and it’s the sad reality faced by people even as young as forty. Yes folks, youth is what our culture seems to value most, not the experience and wisdom that a mature worker can offer.

Work at Home Careers Can Mean Equal Opportunity

Rather than face the frustration and rejection of job-hunting when you’re of a ‘certain age’, why not consider one of the many work at home careers? Here are some reasons:

  • Time is precious – why waste it doing something you don’t love?
  • No more exhausting daily commutes in heavy traffic
  • No more job interviews that feel like cattle calls where you’re left to feel like the old grey mare!
  • Why waste your time trying to convince someone half your age that you can do the job when you know darn well he’s made up his mind you’re too old.
  • Are you tired of co-workers and bosses dismissing your ideas because they think you’re ‘old fashioned’ or ‘out of touch’ with popular culture?
Once you make the commitment to work at home, the number of careers that open up to you are almost limitless. The key is doing the research and finding one that works for you and your lifestyle.

Certainly some work at home careers are better suited than others to the older worker. Consider business opportunities that offer the following:

  • Online or telephone sales or customer service
  • No needless and tiring commutes to far away business locations
  • Flexible hours so that you can take care of ageing parents or even a spouse
  • no heavy lifting, packing or shipping
  • Some companies may offer health and drug plans
After you’ve chosen a business that is a good match for you and the wealth of knowledge you can offer, then it will be about who you are, not how old you are.

Satisfied clients will always appreciate the wealth of experience and knowledge that mature adults can bring to their work at home careers.

Mary Maplegate is a freelance writer, working from her home in Ontario, Canada. She is a contributing writer to Work From Home Planet as well as numerous other online sites and offline publications.

I grant permission to publish this article, electronically or in print, as long as the bylines are included, with a live link, and the article is not changed in any way.


Article Source:

Rate this Article: 
Careers-Changing Jobs: The Fantasy of the Ideal Job
Rated 4 / 5
based on 5 votes

Related Articles:

Careers Employment Four Reasons Why Baby Boomers and Older Workers Seek ..

by: Anna D. Banks (July 12, 2008) 
(Business/Careers Employment)

Hiring Older Workers

by: L. Terry (July 22, 2008) 
(Business/Human Resources)

Keeping Older Workers is Essential and -

by: Jeff Altman (September 03, 2006) 

Career Breaks for Older Workers

by: Rachel Morgan-Trimmer (September 30, 2005) 
(Business/Careers Employment)

Reverse Mortgage Lender Help For Seniors 62 Years Or Older

by: Michael A. (July 06, 2008) 
(Finance/Mortgage Refinance)

Tips to Best Utilize Older Workers in Your Workforce

by: Mark Harbeke (June 11, 2007) 

Part-Time Senior Workers - Older and Wiser!

by: Akhil Shahani (July 16, 2008) 
(Business/Careers Employment)

The Ugly Face of Ageism - Discrimination Against Older Workers

by: Jerry Aragon (August 16, 2006) 

Careers in the Rail Industry Great Opportunities For Skilled Workers

by: Duncan Freer (June 17, 2008) 
(Business/Careers Employment)

Careers-Changing Jobs: The Fantasy of the Ideal Job

by: Megan Tough (January 15, 2005) 
(Business/Careers Employment)