It’s 2024: Do You Know Where Your Job (or Retirement) Is Headed?

February 5, 2024
Hosted by Ron Roel

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Over the last several decades, the job market has gone through a roller-coaster of change: the Black Monday stock market crash, the 1990s recession, 9/11 terrorist attacks, the 2008 financial crisis, the Covid-19 pandemic, followed by the Great Resignation, and the ascent of artificial intelligence. Along the way, our careers have gone through dynamic changes, too. As we live longer (and hopefully healthier) lives, we often decide to work longer, have multiple careers, delay retirement, and seek new work experiences well into our later years. And Scott Passeser has seen it all. In today’s episode, Scott, who is Senior Vice President of the national recruiting firm, Executive Alliance, will offer his observations and insights about jobs for older, as well as younger folks, in a perplexing economic environment that seems both strong and vulnerable. The host of the widely popular weekly radio show, Jobline, Scott will talk about what employers are looking for in job applicants; what are some hot areas for job growth (think “climate change”); and how AI will affect us all on the job. He’ll also highlight some of his pet job-hunting peeves, like “easy apply” websites that enable people to avoid doing important homework; and he'll provide some valuable tips and tools for acing job interviews. And yes, for older workers who want to keep working, he’ll offer some thoughts about ways to consider a “progressive retirement.”

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Ron Roel

I’m a veteran journalist who spent a wide-ranging career covering business, politics and social issues, the last two decades focusing on the blend of diverse life skills I call successful aging.

I have written extensively on aging topics, spoken at conferences, radio and TV shows, and launched several entrepreneurial ventures, discovering along the way that the path to aging well also requires an unexpected entrepreneurial vision. I spent 20 years as a writer and editor at Long Island’s daily newspaper, Newsday, helping to found Act 2, a weekly section for 50-plus readers. I created, a website offering practical advice and inspirational essays for people ages 40 and above. I have been a volunteer and consultant to AARP Long Island, writing articles, advocating for seniors, and developing action plans for the AARP Age-Friendly Communities initiative.

I am active in programs and organizations that support seniors, such as the National Aging In Place Council and the Senior Umbrella Network. I have developed a special expertise in family caregiving, as one of four brothers who took care of their mother for almost 25 years. I regularly collaborate with many professionals who provide services and support for older Americans, and I am completing a book for caregivers on Long Island, “The Caregiving Navigator/How to Plan, What to do, and Where to Turn When Caring for you Aging Loved Ones. And Yourself,” scheduled for publication in early 2021.

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