Baby Boomers: The Next Career

Being a part of a generation that has embraced the plethora of resources that can be found online, it is no shock that every job offer I received came from hard prospecting on the internet. Of course, growing up as a millennial I was introduced to the internet at a young age and it certainly played a part in leading me to many opportunities that otherwise, I might not have ever been exposed.

It’s hard to imagine a world without the internet; however, generations before millennials could utilize other methods of seeking opportunity, particularly the job market. Relying on education, word of mouth, and the local newspaper was a great way to seek opportunity, but what happens when someone of this generation loses their job nowadays?

With retirement on the minds of baby boomers, the last thing they want to consider is having to find another job after being let go from their previous position. Finding another career as an aging American in the workforce is inarguably a challenge so where are they look? Consider the following options if you’re faced with such an unfortunate event:

Home Care Assistance

Being a generation that has experience, providing personal care is something that should be relatively easy. Many communities have a demand for care in their elderly and the baby boomers would be considered a prime candidate for the position. Whether the individual is out of work or retired and not yet ready to spend all their time on the golf course, this opportunity could provide them with a chance to continue working and caring for someone in need.

Medical Secretary

For those who have a great deal of experience in book keeping and who might be familiar with an office atmosphere, the position of a medical secretary might be an ideal position to consider work. Taking calls, scheduling appointments, and tending to the necessary paperwork is sure to help if you’re in need of extra income.

Security Guard

Another great opportunity for baby boomers is to consider being a security guard. It would be wise to consider that you might be on your feet for hours at a time and some shifts could be late, but it’s a great chance to earn income.

Many establishments seek the presence of a security guard to watch the incoming and outgoing traffic of their facility. This might appeal to someone with a criminal justice background seeking the chance to provide their services after many years of experience.

Barista

 

Who doesn’t enjoy a signature brew from their favorite coffee shop? Due to the high turnover rate, many companies would consider hiring someone with dependability. Consider applying to a local Starbucks or even a local coffee shop that would appreciate someone who is looking for something more than a steppingstone position.

Light Transportation

Many people have taken advantage of newer businesses that work around their schedule versus a standard part-time position; allowing them to work as much as they want, whenever they want. Although, it might be a bit different from what they’re use to, the baby boomer generation could make a living based on the needs of their finances.

Depending on whether your community has begun to utilize their services, consider companies such as Uber, and Lyft to make money. Earning extra income would be as easy as providing other community members a ride.

Unfortunately, there are many baby boomers that make up a part of the nation’s homeless population; however, with help and a new chance to make income from community leaders and business owners, they can also continue to support themselves.

What are some other opportunities that you would recommend?

Singapore PEP Application

What is Singapore PEP? Singapore PEP means Personalized Employment Pass in Singapore. This PEP is for those who are high-earning foreign professionals in Singapore with a minimum salary of $18,000 a month. But, if you work as a freelancer, a partner, a proprietor, or a shareholder, you are not eligible for PEP. Journalists, editor and producers are not eligible, too. Why should one apply for PEP? There are benefits that one can avail in Singapore PEP Application. One benefit is that, you can have any job in Singapore and enjoy the high salary rates. You do not need to apply again if you change jobs.

You just need to contact the authorities for the changes made. You can stay in Singapore for a continuous period of six months, jobless, while you search for another job. Aside from that, when you are already married, you can bring along with your family. You can bring your wife and your kids as long as your kids are less than 21 years old. When your other family members wanted to pay a visit, for example, your parents, they can avail the long term visit pass. The duration of PEP is up to 3 years. It is not renewable.

When you decide to apply for PEP, you complete the PEP application form and provide copies of your passport, educational certificates if you have never applied for a work, employment contracts of new or previous employers, employment history, latest 3 months of your pay slips, and latest tax statements. You submit the application along with the other documents and pay $70 for each pass. The submission of PEP to Ministry of Manpower could be done in two ways, online and manual. For online submission, the process is just less than 2 week.

For manual submissions, it will take 3-4 weeks. After that, you can request to get the pass issued, probably after 6 months. You can request via EP online or over the counter. Do not forget that you must have an entry visa to Singapore if you are an overseas worker. After the pass is issued, register your fingerprints and photo. You can make appointments with Employment Pass Services Center for the registration.

Bring the appointment letter, notification letter and other documents listed, that is if you are required to register. After that, they will deliver the card to you, after 4 working days of checking your documents. Before the delivery, you will be informed via text message or email, at least one day before. If you have an existing pass for work or long term stay in Singapore, you need to return the old card. More information about Singapore PEP can be found at http://www.one-visa.com

It is important to know the validity of your Personalized Employment Pass. After PEP is issued, it is valid until 3 years and could not be renewed. After that, you need to apply for an Employment Pass or a Permanent Resident in order for you to stay and work longer in Singapore. Any changes done in your data should be informed to MOM.