Work too ap­peal­ing

The Weekend Australian - Travel - - Weekend Career One -

RE­TIRE­MENT is be­com­ing an out­dated no­tion. More of those who are near­ing the re­tire­ment age are stay­ing on in the work­force.

‘‘ Across Aus­tralia, there is a revo­lu­tion oc­cur­ring,’’ says Jill Weeks, co-au­thor of Re­tireBizzi , which pro­files 101 ac­tively work­ing re­tirees. ‘‘ Thou­sands of Aus­tralians are re­ject­ing tra­di­tional no­tions of re­tire­ment to not only keep work­ing, but to es­tab­lish suc­cess­ful busi­nesses, hob­bies and vol­un­teer­ing.’’

Weeks says most re­tirees en­gaged in in­come pro­duc­ing work show a great deal of self­es­teem.

‘‘ For many, play­ing end­less rounds of golf and bowls is not their idea of fun,’’ she says.

Her tips for those in­tend­ing to take the big leap into the next stage in life: Plan your move. List your pas­sions and skills. Ask for in­for­ma­tion. Don’t give up.

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