You’ve got a smartphone, tablet and active Twitter account? This story is not for you. But if you’re a boomer job seeker or someone who just wants to stay connected to their career—and you’re feeling just a twinge of tech fear or uncertainty—read on.
A smartphone helps you learn technology, said Nancy Strojny, chairwoman of the Portland, Maine, chapter of SCORE, a nonprofit that offers free mentoring to aspiring business owners.
Simply learning how to use your smartphone means “you’ve learned new skills as an older person, because the world of ‘touch’ is not a world you grew up in. That alone makes you more relevant,” said Strojny, who is also principal of her own business, Beauty Vantage Consulting, a hotel-industry marketing firm.