France’s Macron risks his government to raise retirement age
French President Emmanuel Macron ordered his prime minister to wield a special constitutional power Thursday that skirts parliament to force through a highly unpopular bill raising the retirement age from 62 to 64 without a vote. His calculated risk set off a clamor among lawmakers, who began singing the national anthem even before Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne arrived in the lower chamber. She spoke forcefully over their shouts, acknowledging that Macron's unilateral move will trigger quick motions of no-confidence in his government. The fury of opposition lawmakers echoed the anger of citizens and workers' unions. Thousands gathered at the Place de la Concorde facing the National Assembly, lighting a bonfire. As night fell, police charged the demonstrators in waves to clear the elegant Place. Small groups of those chased away moved through nearby streets in the chic neighborhood setting street fires. At least 120 were detained, police said. Similar scenes repeated themselves in numerous other cities, from Rennes and Nantes in the east to Lyon and the southern port city of Marseille, where shop windows and bank fronts were smashed, according to French media. Radical leftist groups were blamed for at least some of the destruction. Also Read: France’s development agency signs deal with Bangladesh to support energy efficiency scheme The unions that have organized strikes and marches since January, leaving Paris reeking in piles of garbage, announced new rallies and protest marches in the days ahead. “This retirement reform is brutal, unjust, unjustified for the world of workers,” they declared. Macron has made the proposed pension changes the key priority of his second term, arguing that reform is needed to keep the pension system from diving into deficit as France, like many richer nations, faces lower birth rates and longer life expectancy. Macron decided to invoke the special power during a Cabinet meeting at the Elysee presidential palace, just a few minutes before the scheduled vote in France’s lower house of parliament, because he had no guarantee of a majority. “Today, uncertainty looms" about whether a majority would have voted for the bill, Borne acknowledged, but she said “We cannot gamble on the future of our pensions. That reform is necessary.” Borne prompted boos from the opposition when she said her government is accountable to the parliament. Lawmakers can try to revoke the changes through no-confidence motions, she said. “There will actually be a proper vote and therefore the parliamentary democracy will have the last say,” Borne said. She said in an interview Thursday night on the TV station TF1 that she was not angry when addressing disrespectful lawmakers but “very shocked.” “Certain (opposition lawmakers) want chaos, at the Assembly and in the streets,” she said. Opposition lawmakers demanded the government step down. One Communist lawmaker called the presidential power a political “guillotine.” Others called it a “denial of democracy” that signals Macron’s lack of legitimacy. Marine Le Pen said her far-right National Rally party would file a no-confidence motion, and Communist lawmaker Fabien Roussel said such a motion is “ready” on the left. “The mobilization will continue,” Roussel said. “This reform must be suspended.” The leader of The Republicans, Eric Ciotti, said his party won’t “add chaos to chaos” by supporting a no-confidence motion, but some of his fellow conservatives at odds with the party’s leadership could vote individually. A no-confidence motion, expected early next week, needs approval by more than half the Assembly. If it passes — which would be a first since 1962 — the government would have to resign. Macron could reappoint Borne if he chooses, and a new Cabinet would be named. If no-confidence motions don't succeed, the pension bill would be considered adopted. The Senate adopted the bill earlier Thursday in a 193-114 vote, a tally largely expected since the conservative majority of the upper house favored the changes. Raising the retirement age will make workers put more money into the system, which the government says is on course to run a deficit. Macron has promoted the pension changes as central to his vision for making the French economy more competitive. The reform also would require 43 years of work to earn a full pension. Leftist leader Jean-Luc Melenchon told the crowd at the Concorde that Macron has gone “over the heads of the will of the people.” Members of Melenchon’s France Unbowed party were foremost among the lawmakers singing the Marseillese in an attempt to thwart the prime minister. Economic challenges have prompted widespread unrest across Western Europe, where many countries, like France, have had low birthrates, leaving fewer young workers to sustain pensions for retirees. Spain’s leftist government joined with labor unions Wednesday to announce a “historic” deal to save its pension system. Spain's Social Security Minister José Luis Escrivá said the French have a very different, unsustainable model and “has not addressed its pension system for decades." Spain's workers already must stay on the job until at least 65 and won’t be asked to work longer — instead, their new deal increases employer contributions for higher-wage earners.
Retirement Bucket List Ideas: 10 Fun and Serious Things To Do
After retirement, you can relax and enjoy your free time. But it does not have to be only relaxation! From travelling to volunteering, there are plenty of amusing, interesting, and meaningful things to do once you have got rid of your daily work schedule. So don't spend post-retirement life in boredom; rather make plans and explore. Let's take a look at some awesome things to try after retirement to feel every bit of life again. 10 Fun and Serious Things to Do After Retirement Explore Local Area If endless days of reading books and watching TV can give you ultimate happiness after retirement, that is great! However, if you are looking for something more interactive and social, consider exploring your local area. There is no need to go far or spend a huge amount of money. Often there are plenty of things to do right in your town or city. Check out attractions you have never had time to visit before. Considering your health status choose to walk, hike, bike, or ride. You can also attend a cultural event, fair, or something that coincides with your passion. The possibilities are endless. Read More: 9 Best Countries to Retire Abroad Wherever you choose to go, stepping out of the home will encourage you to enjoy the golden years of life. Spend Time with Family After working for decades, retirement is a time to relax and enjoy your hard-earned free time finally. However, retirement can also be a time of isolation and loneliness for many people. Seniors who spend more time with family and friends tend to stay happier and healthier. Social interaction helps to keep the mind sharp, reduces stress levels, and boosts immunity. In addition, spending time with loved ones can help to prevent feelings of depression and anxiety. So if you're looking for ways to improve your health after retirement, spending more time with family should be at the top of your list. You will not only be happier and healthier, but you also will build memories that will last a lifetime. Read More: Hassle-free travel tips for senior citizens Join Gym Retirement can be a time of immense transition. Suddenly, you have a lot more free time on your hands, and you may find yourself struggling to stay active and engaged. One great way to counter this issue is to join a gym. By joining a local gym, you will be able to take advantage of all the great equipment and facilities. Besides, you will also have the chance to meet new people and stay connected to your community. And, of course, there are health benefits. Exercise is essential for maintaining a healthy weight, reducing your risk of chronic diseases, and improving your mental health. Get Involved in A Sport For many people, retirement marks the end of an active lifestyle. But it doesn't have to be that way. There are plenty of reasons to stay involved in sports after retirement, especially if you want to stay fit and healthy. Read More: 5 Sundarbans eco resorts to experience world’s largest mangrove forest First of all, participating in sports can help to reduce the risk of developing obesity or other chronic health conditions. In addition, physical exercise can boost brain function and improve mental health. Moreover, playing sports can be a great way to socialize and make new friends. Conside the status of your health to choose the right type of sport in your post-retirement life. Pick sports that you will love to continue. Engage in Philanthropic Work A life of leisure after retirement may sound appealing. However, many people find their post-retirement life boring without a sense of purpose. Fortunately, there are plenty of ways to stay engaged and active in retirement. Read More: Top 10 Historic Places, Landmarks in Dhaka One of the most rewarding options for retirees is getting involved with philanthropic work. Philanthropy can take many forms, from volunteering at a local humanitarian initiative to donating money to causes that are important to you. Not only does philanthropic work help others, but also it can be deeply satisfying for the person doing the work. It provides a sense of purpose and connection that can help to combat feelings of isolation and loneliness. Mentor Others Retirement can also be an opportunity to feel valued by mentoring others. By sharing your knowledge and experience, you can help others to achieve their goals and fulfill their potential. Read More: How to get an Indian Tourist Visa from Bangladesh In addition, mentoring can help to keep your mind active and engaged, preventing boredom and stress. What’s more, as an added bonus, it can be extremely gratifying to see someone succeed with your guidance. Start a Small Business You may start a small business related to your experience to spend active and meaningful time after retirement. As an experienced professional, you have the skills and knowledge necessary to succeed. Also, you have the time to devote to making your business a success. Additionally, you likely have a network of contacts that can help you get started. Starting a small business can provide you with a sense of purpose and satisfaction in your golden years. It’s not always about the money, it's about utilizing your own skills and talent for something good. Read More: Qatar Travel Guide: Best Places to See, Amazing Things to Do And, of course, you can spend the money earned through the business for diverse purposes like traveling, treatment, family care, etc. Find a Part Time Job After retirement, many people find themselves with more free time than they know what to do with. While some enjoy spending their days relaxing or pursuing hobbies, others quickly become bored and restless. For these people, finding a part-time job can be the perfect solution. In addition to providing a much-needed source of income, a part-time job can also help to structure your day and give you a sense of purpose. Working in retirement can be a great way to meet new people and stay active. Read More: Bhutan Travel Guide: Best places to visit, interesting things to do Focus on Religion Almost all of us believe in some religion or the other. Practicing religion gives us peace of mind and helps us to follow the right path. You may not have actively performed or done the religious activity before retirement because of time availability or scope. Now that you have a lot of time on your hands, you can devote a lot of time to religious activities. Read religious books, and find the underlying meaning. Regularly visit places or travel to religious events. Learn a New Skill Many people view retirement as a time to rest and relax after years of working hard. However, retirement can also be an opportunity to learn new skills and pursue interests that may have been neglected during one’s career. Learning a new skill can help to keep the mind sharp and pass a good time. It can also be a great way to meet new people and make friends. Read More: Maldives Travel Guide: Best places to visit, recreational things to do Final Words Retirement is a time to enjoy your hobbies and relax after years of working hard. It is a great time to focus on your life and figure out what you want to do with the rest of it. No matter what you end up doing, make sure that you are enjoying yourself and living life to the fullest. Whether you are looking for a fun activity or something more serious, check out our above-mentioned list of things to do after retirement and find the perfect fit for you.
Officials sent on retirement for lack of skills, patriotism: Home Minister
Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan said on Thursday that police officers are being sent on retirement for their lack of skills and patriotism. The minister made the remarks in reply to a question while attending a dialogue organised by Bangladesh Secretariat Reporters Forum (BSRF) at the secretariat. After removing Information and Broadcasting Secretary Mokbul Hossain, the government has recently sent five police officers to retirement. Read more: 2 Additional DIGs sent on compulsory retirement The minister said that after 25 years of service many officials lose their momentum in terms of skills and patriotism, and authorities then take steps. “This is a routine procedure,” he said. The minister, however, said that the trend of lacking skills is not alarming. “There is no point in occupying a post if someone lacks skills,” he said. On October 31, Md Alamgir Alam, Additional DIG of Police (crime investigation department), and Md Mahbub Hakim, Additional DIG of Tourist Police, were sent on compulsory retirement according to section 45 of Public Service Act, 2018. read more: Three SPs sent on compulsory retirement On October 18, three other police officers of the rank of Superintendent of Police (SP) were sent on compulsory retirement.
Never met Tarique Rahman, says Info Secretary sent on early retirement
Md Mokbul Hossain, who was sent on early retirement yesterday from the post of Secretary to the Information and Broadcasting Ministry, today said that he has never met BNP’s acting chairman Tarique Rahman. “I have never compromised my morality and I’m not prepared for this situation,” he said while talking to reporters at the Secretariat today. He came up with the remarks a day after he was sent on early retirement. A gazette notification was issued yesterday in this regard. Replying to a question regarding his visit to London, earlier this year, Mokbul said, “We went there (London) in March as a team. Why are you raising this question now? Ashiqunnabi was in charge of press duties and if you (journalists) ask him, it would be clear.” He also said, “If it is proven that I was in contact with BNP, please put me on the dock. It is impossible for a person who holds Bangabandhu’s ideals close to his heart, to have any connection with BNP.” “I have no idea why I have been sent on early retirement but the government has the right to do it.” Mokbul further said, “As a journalist you can investigate it. I have no involvement with any anti-government activities and if there is any, you (journalists) can publish it. I have no objections.” Asked whether he has developed any distance with the information minister, Mokbul said that there will be a lot of talk and it will be better to not rely on those words alone. “We worked together and I respect him,” he said. ‘NO IDEA ABOUT THIS, PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION MINISTRY CAN EXPLAIN’ Meanwhile, Information Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud said, “I have seen the gazette notification yesterday but I have no idea about it. Public Administration Ministry can explain this.” Hasan was talking to reporters after a views-exchange meeting with television artists, directors and producers at his office. “Such incidents have occurred before and the government can send any secretary on compulsory retirement and the Public Administration Ministry can explain it properly,” Hasan said. According to the notification issued on Sunday, Mokbul has been sent on retirement from government service in the “public interest in accordance with Section 45 of the Government Employment Act, 2018”. Mokbul joined as the secretary of the Information Ministry on May 31, 2021. Before joining as the Secretary to the Information Ministry, he was a registrar at the Directorate of Joint Capital Companies and Firms. He also served as additional secretary of the Jute and Textile Ministry. He joined Bangladesh Civil Service as a 10th batch officer of the BCS (Administration) cadre in 1991.
IGP Benazir Ahmed to go on retirement on Sept 30
Inspector General of Police (IGP) Benazir Ahmed will go on retirement on September 30. A gazette notification in this regard was issued by the Home Ministry's Public Security Division on Thursday. Benazir will reach his retirement age at 59 on September 30, the gazette added. He will be on post-retirement leave (PRL) from October 1 this year to September 30 next year. He will be entitled to retirement and post-retirement leave benefits as per government rules, it added. Benazir, who also served as director general of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB), was appointed Bangladesh's police chief on April 8 in 2020.
20-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer announces retirement from pro tennis
Roger Federer is retiring from professional tennis at age 41 after a series of knee operations, closing a career in which he won 20 Grand Slam titles, finished five seasons ranked No. 1 and helped create a golden era of men’s tennis with rivals Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic. Federer posted what he called a “bittersweet decision” via social media on Thursday, less than a week after 23-time major champion Serena Williams played what is expected to the last match of her career. Combined, the exits by two of the greatest athletes in their sport’s history represent a significant turning of the page. “As many of you know, the past three years have presented me with challenges in the form of injuries and surgeries. I’ve worked hard to return to full competitive form,” Federer wrote on Twitter. “But I also know my body’s capacities and limits, and its message to me lately has been clear.” Federer has not competed since Wimbledon in July 2021, and so, in that sense, his news is not all that surprising. But he had appeared at an event marking the 100-year anniversary of Centre Court at the All England Club this July and said he hoped to come back to play there “one more time.” He also had said he would return to tournament action in his home country at the Swiss Indoors in October. In Thursday’s announcement, Federer said his farewell event will be the Laver Cup in London next week. That is a team event run by his management company. Federer is married and he and his wife, Mirka — a tennis player, too; they met as athletes at an Olympics — have two sets of twins. Read: Federer stunned by 55th-ranked Millman in US Open 4th Round He leaves with a total of 103 tour-level titles on his substantial resume and 1,251 wins in singles matches, both second only to Jimmy Connors in the Open era, which began in 1968. Federer’s records include being the oldest No. 1 in ATP rankings history — he returned to the top spot at 36 in 2018 — and most consecutive weeks there (his total weeks mark was eclipsed by Djokovic). When Federer won his first Grand Slam title at Wimbledon in 2003, the men’s record for most was held by Pete Sampras, who had won his 14th at the U.S. Open the year before in what turned out to be the last match of the American’s career. Federer would go on to blow way past that, ending up with 20 by winning eight championships at Wimbledon, six at the Australian Open, five at the U.S. Open and one at the French Open. His 2009 trophy at Roland Garros allowed Federer to complete a career Grand Slam. His serving, forehand, footwork and attacking style will all be remembered. Also unforgettable were his matches against younger rivals Nadal, 36, and Djokovic, 35, who both equalled, then surpassed, Federer’s Slam total and are still winning titles at the sport’s four biggest tournaments. Nadal now leads the count with 22, one ahead of Djokovic. “I was lucky enough to play so many epic matches that I will never forget,” Federer said in Thursday’s announcement. Also read: Federer marks 100th match on Rod Laver Arena with 3-set win Addressing his “competitors on the court” — although not by name — he wrote: “We pushed each other, and together we took tennis to new levels.” Federer’s last match anywhere came on July 7, 2021, when he lost at Centre Court in the Wimbledon quarterfinals to Hubert Hurkacz 6-3, 7-6 (4), 6-0. Soon after, Federer had surgery to repair damage to his meniscus and cartilage in his right knee — his third operation on that knee in a span of 1 1/2 years. “Tennis has treated me more generously than I ever would have dreamt,” Federer said Thursday, “and now I must recognize when it is time to end my competitive career.”
9 Best Countries to Retire Abroad
Retirement isn't easy. It's about making a transition from years of a similar lifestyle to a completely new one. It also isn’t cheap either. Almost 25% of US citizens think they need at least a million-dollar to retire peacefully. On the other hand, Social Security accounts that over 700K Americans receive their pension in an abroad account. So the tendency to retire abroad isn’t uncommon. The question is, which are the best places to retire? Top 9 Countries for Comfortable Retirement on Earth Panama Panama has been the consistent top choice for retirement across the globe mainly for two reasons – its tropical climate and the structured healthcare system. The central American location means it's much closer to the US. The country has a dedicated visa system that allows pensioners to retire there initially for three months with subsequent permanent residency options. The public-private partnership healthcare system is robust with high subsidies from the government. Moreover, the government offers different tax rebates for retirees. Read Retirees, elderly may turn away from saving as real interest rates turn negative Uruguay The South American country bordering Brazil is another great retirement destination. The country boasts some of the best healthcare systems and retirement plans for people mainly coming from the USA and Europe. Uruguay offers a mix of modernity and traditions. Pensioners need to have at least 1500 dollars of income to settle long-term in Uruguay. Just like Panama, the country has a unified healthcare system that ensures routine checkups and treatment at a fraction of the US costs. Spain They say there’s nothing like Spanish summer and we couldn’t agree more. The country offers some of the best living standards for elderly citizens with temperate weather, warm climate, and coastal cities. Read Moving abroad? Know the Pros, Cons of Migrating to a New Country The European country boasts some of the most architecturally rich cities like Barcelona and Madrid with stunning countryside. Any pensioner with an annual income of over 29K USD can easily apply to be a permanent resident in the country. The process is a bit lengthy and requires a lot of legal proceedings. There’s a workaround to this system which is the golden visa. It requires a real estate investment of more than half a million dollars. The healthcare system is also very affordable with 100 to 150 dollars covering the entire monthly health expenses. Dominican Republic Ever wanted to experience island life up close? There’s nothing like the Dominican Republic. While most island countries focus on being tourist destinations, this little South American nation is also a great retirement option for those who can afford private healthcare and a 1500 USD living cost. Read Online Ticket Booking in Bangladesh: Websites for Buying Train, Bus, Launch, Air Tickets A retiree will have to apply for a tourist visa to gain entry to the country. From there on, applying for a PR will take a few months. Costa Rica Costa Rica is another great option in the Central American region. The main reason for the popularity of these nations is their affordable lifestyle and a secured integration system for the pensioners. On average, a retiree can easily get by with 1000 to 1500 USD per month including healthcare. The country also offers luscious beaches, laid-back downtowns, and an overall slow way of life. Granted this is the perfect life for anyone looking to get away from the busy life of big cities. Read How to Perform Umrah from Bangladesh? Ecuador If you are from the US, Ecuador can be considered retirement heaven. The country offers the lowest requirements both in terms of background checks and monetary aspects. With just 800 dollars of regular pensions, anyone can apply to the pension visa program. A retiree can even get their property with around 150K USD investment. If that is too much, there is nothing to worry about as 1500 USD will be more than enough to make a good retired life in Ecuador. Columbia Colombia is often dubbed the sunshine country of central America. This serene laid-back country has been on the list of not just holiday goers but retirees as well. Read Thailand Travel Guide: Top places to visit, amazing things to do The cost of living is a bit high in central Columbia in cities like Bogota. A person can expect to spend around 2750 USD for a comfortable living. The healthcare system of Columbia is universal so everyone gets state coverage. You can expect to spend around 70 USD for healthcare which is a fraction of what it would cost in the USA. Moving beyond that, a retiree can expect to get a pensioner visa which will last about 2 years at one go. Portugal Portugal is known as the cobblestone capital of Europe. Its cobblestone architecture from the city center to the more rural areas make it one of the most picturesque countries in the world. The country also has a reasonable retirement plan as it consistently lists on top of retirement choices in Europe. Read How to Get E-Passport in Bangladesh: Things you need to know Buying properties worth over half a million USD will grant a golden visa in Portugal. It’s the easiest way to settle in the country as a pensioner. But if that doesn’t work, expect to shell out around 2200 USD for a city center living. The best thing about Portugal has to be its healthcare system. The universal health coverage costs around 46 USD which is much cheaper than any European counterparts. France Even though an unlikely option, France is still one of the best retirement options out there. The art capital of the world is known for its culture, tradition, and fast city life. Moving away from Paris, you will find scenic countryside in Normandy and Cote D'Azur. The country offers a great mix of modernity and tradition. Read Visa Free Country List for Bangladeshi Passport Holders Apartment prices start at just over 150K USD. But a retiree should expect to spend around 1500 to 2000 USD for a city living in France. The healthcare system of France is rated number one by WHO with the least out-of-pocket expenditure of any developed country in the world. There is no fixed pensioner visa program in France. A person wishing to retire here will have to apply for a long-term residence visa which requires a minimum pension of about 1000 USD. Final Words So far, we have mentioned 9 best countries for passing a peacefulm retired life abroad. Almost all the developed countries of the world allow for a retirement destination. In the end, the choice comes down to cost and the environment along with personal preference. So, which country are you planning to retire to? 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Former captains respect Mahmudullah’s retirement decision
Despite being a last-minute addition to the squad of the one-off Test against Zimbabwe, Mahmudullah Riyad proved his batsmanship once again. He returned an unbeaten 150 in the first innings of the Harare Test. It immediately created a hope that Mahmudullah would last in Tests for a longer period of time now. But Mahmudullah had another idea— after hitting career-best innings, he abruptly announced his retirement from the format that left many astonished. But two former captains of the Bangladesh team— Aminul Islam Bulbul and Khaled Mashud Pilot, believe that it was Mahmudullah’s personal call and they respect it. Read: Mahmudullah's Best Test Innings For Bangladesh Mahmudullha has maintained a mysterious silence since he received a guard of honour ahead of the final day’s play in the Harare Test. He didn’t say a word about his retirement officially. The guard of honour came as the self-explanatory for his retirement. “Mahmudullah was earlier told to focus on the white-ball cricket more by the team management. Despite being available, he was overlooked on a few occasions. He might have done it for it. But it was completely his own decision, and we have to respect him,” Aminul, who led Bangladesh in the inaugural Test, told UNB. “Mahmudullah played in Harare as replacement of Tamim (Iqbal) or Mushfiqur (Rahim) as they are not fully fit. If they were fit, Mahmudullah might not have had the chance. However, what he did is his personal call. We have to respect it. And at the same time, it cannot be an example of the way of retiring from the national team. He informed his teammate when a match was underway. It would have been better if he told before the match or after it. But there is nothing about unprofessionalism. A player has the right to call his time whenever he wants,” Aminul added. Mashud also echoed Aminul saying that it was Mahmudullah’s decision to call his time, and he has all the right to do so. Read:Mahmudullah says “dramatic” goodbye to Test cricket, given guard of honour “It’s his personal decision, and we have nothing to say about it. But we may ask why he has taken this decision this way. It is actually the board who should find out. I think there is a gap between the players and the board. Whatever the reason, it seems both the board and players lack respect for each other,” Mashud told UNB.
Mahmudullah says “dramatic” goodbye to Test cricket, given guard of honour
Bangladesh allrounder and T20 captain Mahmudullah Riyad was presented a guard of honour by his team mates as he bade an emotional farewell to Test cricket ahead of the fifth day’s play in the Harare Test against Zimbabwe. The right-handed allrounder reportedly informed his teammates about his retirement ahead third day’s play of the match. He, however, didn’t say anything about it to the media. Read:Bangladesh seven wickets away from a win in Harare Before getting selected for the one-off Test against Zimbabwe, Mahmudullh was out of the longer version of the game for more than 17 months. He hit an unbeaten 150 in this comeback Test, which will now be his last Test innings. A Bangladeshi media reported from Harare that Mahmudullah last night gave an impression that he is going to rethink this retirement. But he didn’t. “He didn’t inform me anything officially about it,” Nazmul Hasan, the BCB president, told a national daily earlier. “I came to know from someone else. But it’s not acceptable to me. It’s unusual. We are playing a Test now. The match is yet to end.” Nazmul also said that the decision of Mahmudullah surprised him more because the allrounder agreed to play in all formats for the Tigers what he has said to the board in the written consent. “He was a last-minute inclusion to the Test side because he wrote to us that he would play Test if he gets a chance,” Nazmul added. “We asked every national team member to inform us in what formats they prefer to play, and Mahmudullah told us he is up for every format.” Read:Shadman, Shanto hit centuries as Bangladesh secure 476-run lead
Post Retirement Career Planning: How to pick your dream job?
People often think that retirement should be spent on leisure and doing nothing. For many job-holders, retirements are like an end of the road. On average, people retire at the age of 60 or 70. Should you think about building a fresh career after your retirement? Let’s find out why is it essential to do post retirement career planning. Here we will also discuss some tips about how to choose a suitable career after retirement. Benefits of Working after Retirement The age of retirement varies from 60 to 70 across the globe. People usually think that this is the age where the body needs rest and should stay away from workloads. However, this rule doesn’t apply for all. Even after reaching the retirement age, many people stay healthy and capable to work. Not to mention their years of experience are at play to hunt a new purpose for life. The leisure and resting period of retired life will soon become boring. If you are working after retirement, you are helping both yourself and the society. However, it is not always necessary that you have to work for money. You can put your experience to good use in relevant fields after retirement. Read How to Restart Your Career after a Break? Retirement gives people the opportunity to try new things in life and career. Some people try to do the things that they might not have got the chance to do before. Did you have any passion at young age which you had to give up due to job or family responsibilities? If yes, you still have the chance to plan your dream career after retirement. Overall, there are countless opportunities of working after retirement. Now let's look at the things you should consider before jumping right back in. Read Want to start freelancing from Bangladesh? These are the best platforms for you How to Pick a Career after Retirement? Wanting to work and knowing how to work after retirement are different things. You might feel you still have what it takes. However, there’s always the problem of where to start and how to start. You should consider some of the below-mentioned aspects to get started. Understand the Scenario Whether it's for a monetary reason or simply because you don’t want to stop working, you have to find works that you want to do. It's easier said than done, however. You might be interested in a particular field but interest might not be enough. Every field of job has its own set of requirements. There are skills associated with each field. The more you excel in those skills, the more your chance of getting the job increases. To start things off, you need to do your homework and understand what is expected in that specific field and how you stack up against it. Read Traits of the Smartest and Most Efficient Employees Work on the Skills The next step is an obvious one. After you’ve done your research on the industry, you should have a pretty good idea regarding your eligibility. If you are already stacked on the qualifications, then there’s nothing to worry about. If not, now is the time to start working on acquiring those skills. Depending on the industry, the skills will vary. For instance, most office jobs will require the proficiency of the Microsoft Office Suite. Other technical jobs might require relevant technical skills. There are tons of platforms where you can acquire skills with professional certification. Read Considering a Career Change? 10 Questions to Ask Yourself Rework your CV Being a retired person gives you an upper hand among the rest and that is your experience. Since you are planning to start things afresh, we recommend that you revamp your CV. If you are going to stick to the field or industry you’ve worked in before, then you can highlight all the experiences that you gathered during your service year. There is a huge demand for experienced labor in addition to skilled labor. However, what should you do if you are switching to a new industry? You need to replace the experience with skills. As long as you are skilled labor, age is just going to be a number on a paper. Read Perfect Resume: 12 Effective Tips for writing professional CV Online Presence There are two aspects of online presence – personal and professional. The personal aspect would focus on your personal development. You need to stay up to date with the changing times. For example, LinkedIn is a popular place to get hired. You can start by building your work profile which can be an easy reference for potential employers. Then there’s the professional aspect. Here you can join different seminars and job fairs online. These will help you not only to build a robust online presence but also to get hired easily. Show your inner youth In all honesty, employers tend to be skeptical about the potential output of a retired candidate. They might think that age might have slowed you down or you might not be able to perform at an optimum level. This is where you need to ward off ageism and show your inner youth. You need to show that you can bring positive energy and effort to the company. But more than anything let your work ethic and skills do the talking. Read Effective tips for hunting jobs during pandemic Start by Volunteering This is something that applies to people who are looking to get back from a career break as well. Volunteering can be a great starting point within an industry. While your initial days will be spent on revamping the CV and working on acquiring new skills, you should also focus on doing some voluntary works. This will not only have a positive impact on your CV but will also present you with the opportunity to demonstrate your skills. Some voluntary work might even generate additional skills for you so it’s always fruitful. Read How to be a Confident English Speaker? Find Low-stress Jobs No matter how strong you are, you need to avoid stressful career at old age. Stress can lead towards lot of health issues like hypertension, stroke, etc. It would be an intelligent decision, if you can find a low-stress job after retirement. Look for fun jobs which are directly related to your passion and interest. It will serve the purpose of keeping you engaged, cheerful and simultaneously make you feel useful to the universe. Networking is the Key Whether you are a fresher or a retiree, one thing is common to get any job and that is networking. We cannot possibly emphasize enough the importance of networking. In the digital era, connecting with people has become easier than ever. You should make use of every opportunity at your hand to build a professional network relevant to your industry. Read How to ace a Job Interview? To get started, we suggest you to attend the job related online webinars. You can also use email and social media to connect with your industry peers and get insights. Overall, networking not only opens up a new door to explore but also acts as a crucial stepping ground within the industry. Final Thoughts Before anything else, you need to believe yourself and have the conviction to build a career post-retirement. The process is somewhat tough; but with the right approach and relevant skills, it becomes increasingly easy. We hope that this article would be of help to kick start your dream career after retirement. Read Best Job Searching Websites in Bangladesh