Boomers Get out of the Black Hole of Not Working


by Joy Loverde

Raise your hand if you have sent your resume to open positions related to your career skills only to experience less than a handful of interviews with bright energetic professionals, mostly 25 to 35 years old, who ultimately ended up hiring another bright and energetic 25- to 35-year-old professional to fill the position.

Many knowledgeable and experienced Baby Boomers are not being hired in their industry of choice; but stopping right there and letting it get the best of you is a huge mistake.

Enter John Young, the brainchild behind He was in the same boat – skillful, smart, and unemployed. After retiring from a successful, 24-year career in sales management, he knew he wanted to keep working – but in a new and engaging direction. The idea of doing “something else,” especially in the field of higher education, excited him. “I’ve always believed that ‘people helping people’ is where meaningful work begins,” says Young.

MyMentor Advisor is a mentorship and consulting exchange online community which allows people to match, connect, and share with experienced workers. The focus is on creating a network of people that offers positive, win-win experiences to both clients and mentor advisors. Together, the company and members represent a shift toward a more complete and useful skill-set environment.

MyMentorAdvisor helps two kinds of people: those who have knowledge and experience to share and those who want advice or mentorship from someone who has “been there, done that.” A relationship may be formal or casual, paid or gratis, in person or virtual.

If you’re retired or planning to retire, a stay-at-home parent, or unemployed and have a specific experience, talent, or skill you want to share, visit

Knowing that you have helped someone is one of the greatest feelings you can have.