Summary of Rewired, Rehired, or Retired?

A Global Guide for the Experienced Worker

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Rewired, Rehired, or Retired? book summary
What Color is Your Parachute?, for the over-50 crowd.


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Robert K. Critchley has written a What Color Is Your Parachute? for the over-50 crowd. The book is timely in that changes in the workplace, medicine and technology have made it possible - and in some cases economically mandatory - for older people to remain in the workforce as full-time and part-time employees, temps and consultants. For many people in this age bracket, however, it’s been many years since they last plunged into a job search. highly recommends this book, which tends to the basic, for all readers in this newly emerging group.

In this summary, you will learn

  • How changes in health, technology and business have opened new opportunities for older workers;
  • How to balance work, life and retirement after age 50, and
  • Skills and techniques for older people to employ when looking for a new job.


Work-Life Balance
There was a time in the not-so-distant past when the path from work to post-work life was clearly defined: put in your years on the job and then retire. As we begin to live longer and more productive lives, however, we’re finding that we have options. If you are 50 or...
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About the Author

Robert K. Critchley is the Executive Vice President of Global Relationships and Acquisitions for Drake Beam Morin Inc. (DBM), the world’s leading human resource consulting and outplacement firm. In addition to his executive role with DBM, Critchley holds several non-executive director roles with public companies.

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