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Boomer Reinvention: How to Create Your Dream Career Over 50

3.88  ·  Rating details ·  34 ratings  ·  6 reviews
Faced with low retirement savings, extended longevity and rampant ageism, the baby boomer generation (born 1946-1964) is in the throes of a career and financial crisis. With less than 25% of the generation financially prepared to retire, the majority (between 60 – 70 million Americans) are going to need to keep working for as long as possible. But how can they find jobs or ...more
Paperback, First, 215 pages
Published February 7th 2017 by Reinvention Press
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Lynne Spreen
Feb 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: midlife
The workplace has changed--in the way we apply for jobs, the way others view our experience, and the talents that employers value (hint: it’s not experience). In Boomer Reinvention, John Tarnoff offers dozens of strategies and tactics for changing your life in the second half. Although the main focus is work, I found this book applicable to life in general. John is realistic. For example, he’s candid about ageism, suggesting we not try to hide our age when looking for work. He says it’ll come ou ...more
Laurel Mildred
Mar 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I highly recommend Boomer Reinvention for Boomers, GenXers and anyone interested in strategic thinking about the new economy and changing world. It is an invaluable asset for people faced with perpetual unretirement and an important exercise in thought leadership on the future of aging.

I picked up the book because I work in the aging space and follow author John Tarnoff on Twitter, where he posts interesting and useful information and does not spam people about his book (authors, take note!)

Jan 12, 2021 rated it liked it
There are plenty of books that address the topic of working in retirement and most of them follow the same narrative arc: first, a passionate admonition about how work is changing and why you should too; second, career case studies drawing on the author’s own coaching practice or experience; and third, a set of do-it-yourself exercises to guide one through this transition. Tarnoff’s unfortunately named “Boomer” guide follows this same arc but brings in his unique perspective as a former corporat ...more
Janusz Tucholski
Jul 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
This book is more, at least, I find it more often about spiritual development then about how to reinvent yourself. It maybe be probably more useful for people who have or use to have a business and would like to re-brand the business and yourself along with it. The major advice of the book is that people after 50 can STILL contribute tremendously to the current America, society and, jobs market, the country that too often advertised and likely looked at as the young shots country. Thus even thou ...more
Eric Mulford
Thirty-five years ago I read What Color is Your Parachute? Today I'm reading Boomer Reinvention. I think that means my life has come full circle. In fact, if you find yourself on that side of the circle there isn't a better resource for you than Boomer Reinvention.

My business focuses on helping corporate executives who are leaving the corporate structure and starting out on their own to "retool" themselves. This is an incredible resource.

Quick and easy read with plenty of work to do!
Feb 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Inspiring. Tactical. Honest.
Worksheets guide reader on strategic path to find the new career we've had hiding inside ourselves.

I'm not a fan of self-help books, which sometimes feel preachy. This one is a winner.
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John Tarnoff is a reinvention career coach, speaker and author who helps his fellow baby boomers transition to meaningful and sustainable careers beyond traditional retirement. Fired 39% of the time over his 35-year career as a Los Angeles-based film producer, studio executive and tech entrepreneur, he reinvented himself at age 50, going back to school to earn a counseling M.A. in Spiritual Psycho ...more

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