5 Reasons Why Baby Boomers Are Perfect for Remote Working

5 Reasons Why Baby Boomers Are Perfect for Remote Working

The global workforce has been changing rapidly for the last decade. A lot of companies are now embracing remote teams all over the world. No wonder. For the right people, it maximizes the productivity of the company and minimizes operational costs. 

Alongside this trend, office-based companies (especially in the Philippines) have this unspoken discrimination for job applicants with disabilities, female/different gender-orientation, and old age. 

 

Rise of the Baby Boomers

The question is, is remote work truly a great equalizer? The baby boomers are are people born between 1946 and 1964. Currently, in their 50s to 70s, these professionals are retiring or retired already and probably reached the top of their careers.

But in their prime age, they might go out of retirement because of financial needs. In this article, we will focus on baby boomers. Here are 5 reasons why baby boomers are perfect for remote working.

 

Remote Work is Result-oriented

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Remote Work is Result-oriented

It’s seldom that freelancers are hired based on their age. In remote work, productivity is king! You are not gauged based on your years. It’s in your ability to produce the results your clients want in the specific period given.

In fact, more and more retirees are freelancing in the United States. And it’s a growing trend in the Philippines as well.

 

Your Experience Can Outshine Younger Applicants

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Your Experience Can Outshine Younger Applicants

If you start freelancing, you may not get your ideal income just yet. But with your past experiences, it can outshine younger applicants. You already have valuable insights into operations. 

You may even have rare technical skills that clients may want.

 

Good Work Ethics as a Leverage

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Good Work Ethics as a Leverage

Experience comes side-by-side with good work ethics. In the corporate world, your success is impossible to attain without hard work. This goes to show the level of commitment you are used to giving when you enter the online workforce.

 

Work While Being Healthy

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Work While Being Healthy

Sickness may come with old age. But it’s too late to point fingers to blame. What we can do is find a solution.

You might not have the luxury of unlimited healthcare funds. But with remote working, you might be able to pay your bills with your own effort. Also, it’s healthy and flexible enough to be done at home. You don’t need to start commuting again in the horrible EDSA traffic.

 

Retirement and Work-Life Balance

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Retirement and Work-Life Balance

It’s not too late to achieve the lifestyle you always wanted. Not all baby boomers were able to save for retirement.

Some baby boomers can capitalize on freelance work for adventure, while for others, it could provide more security to be able to have the retirement life they can enjoy. 

 

Conclusion

Freelance work has not been this accessible as in the past. It may have been available but only to a select few. The only con is, baby boomers might need to learn how to use the current technology to cope up. You need to be able to use a computer to work remotely.

And it’s certainly doable with multiple free and paid PH-based remote working courses.

Today, freelance work is already an alternative career for people of all ages for as long as knowledge, skills, and talent are coupled with proper work ethics. Everyone can succeed, and no, it’s not just for the younger generation.

 

One thought on “5 Reasons Why Baby Boomers Are Perfect for Remote Working”

  1. Avelina Escabarte Cruz

    I am a Licensed Pharmacist with more than 30 yrs. of experience with disability due to my Total Knee Arthroplasty. I am searching an online job. I hope that I will be accepted as a freelancer. Thanks

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