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Going Back to Work After a Gray Divorce

 Posted on February 15, 2023 in Divorce

IL divorce lawyerOne of the most important considerations when thinking about divorce is its potential impact on your finances. When a couple gets divorced in Illinois, they need to divide their marital assets; even after a fair asset division, however, one or both partners may be left without the financial resources they need to live on their own or retire. This could necessitate reentering the workforce, which can be an intimidating prospect for some, especially if they have not been working for many years. But going back to work is possible, and many employers are glad to have the experience, perspective, and work ethic that younger workers are often missing. Here are six tips for successfully reentering the workforce after divorce.

Tips for Getting a Job After 50

Although many have rightfully complained about workplace discrimination against older individuals, in many ways there has never been a better time to go back to work as an experienced or even inexperienced worker. There is a current shortage of available workers that is only projected to increase, and many companies are willing to give even those without significant work experience a chance to make a contribution. Experts suggest using these six tips to your advantage if you need to go back to work:

  • Focus on your abilities, not your age; do not mention your age, and do not include it on your resume
  • Be honest about any health concerns that could impact your ability to work, including if you need to take time during the workday for doctor’s appointments
  • Update your skills, focusing on digital literacy, and be sure to include any training (even informal training) on your resume; create a portfolio that showcases your work
  • Feel comfortable asking for a flexible schedule, including work-from-home arrangements
  • Gain new qualifications, including apprenticeships; many websites offer very inexpensive skills training that includes certificates
  • Do not undervalue your salary requirements; assume you deserve the same pay as anyone else in your field and ask for a fair benefits package as well

Meet with a Kendall County, IL Gray Divorce Lawyer

Getting divorced later in life can entail a significant amount of stress about money and retirement. Divorce Over 50 - Goostree Law Group is here to help however we can by first and foremost making sure you are legally protected during divorce, including making sure you get your fair share of the marital estate. Call us today at 630-634-5050 to schedule a confidential first meeting with one of our Kane County, IL divorce attorneys.






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