In today's fast past world reinventing yourself is a must. Its no longer an occasional externally forced occurrence, now its a frequent, voluntary choice! Have you noticed how many Linked In members celebrate 1 to 5 year job anniversaries? These are not just the people in the process of building their careers or those of us that should be retired but love to stay in the game, it is a phenomenon visible across the career spectrum.
If you are a Boomer or Xer (people born between 1946 and 1980) you may have noticed that the business landscape is changing. Those "annoying" Millennials are everywhere! According to latest statistics they are now the largest generation in the workforce.
They are constantly texting, taking selfies, asking for feedback, insisting on work-life-balance, and are always ready to explore something new. What's a Boomer to do? Those that can, retire. Those that can't retire need to a new strategy.
First: Your contribution is important! You have decades of valuable experience, and you need to find a way to make it relevant.
Second: Technology is here to stay, so get with it! Learn to text, Skype and use Apps to stay connected.
Third: Social Media is contagious! It continues to revolutionize communications, just like the 20th Century telephone did, only faster.
Fourth: Become a mentor instead of a dinosaur! Share your wisdom and experience. Learn from each other.
Fifth: There is an aging process, even for Millennials... ;-)