Age Considerations for Global Employment

by Dennis
(Pittsburgh, PA)

I'm interested in doing the work described in Globally Employable. Does age limit you in this type of work?


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Jan 30, 2011
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Age Considerations
by: Steve Cassidy

Dennis,

Thank you for your great question regarding age considerations.

Fortunately, there are no physical age requirements that would prevent you from working any of the careers listed here.

I have worked with a brand new UXO Tech that was 60 years old. Not only was he able to out work most of us, he was just a great guy to be around with a lot of wisdom and insight.

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What my concerns are based on is the age you feel or a physical fitness age. Frank, mentioned above is 60 but is incredibly fit from life long healthy habits.

I've also seen guys in the their 20's that are so far out of shape, the work would be very difficult especially in the extreme heat or cold.

Being Globally Employable provides a great lifestyle that few will ever experience but with that comes the responsibility of being more fit.

I'm not saying you have to go the gym 3 hours a day. That's not practical, real or sustainable.

One of the great benefits of this line of work is having physicals done. I've had as many as 6 physicals done in just over a year.

I monitor by blood chemistry very closely.

If you're wanting to make a significant change to your physiology, including how good you look pool side down to knowing your HDL and LDL, I highly recommend the book 4 Hour Bodyby Timothy Ferriss.

If you practice what is in the book, which based on minimal time and effort for maximum impact, age considerations will disappear quickly.

Being Globally Employable is a lifestyle to be enjoyed at work, at play and at home.

Dennis, thanks again for the great question and I look forward to hearing of your progress.

If you have a question, please feel out the form under FAQ and I'll get it posted and answered as fast as I can.


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Women and middle aged people entering UXO field?

by Steve Cassidy
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I've been receiving some questions about whether women and our middle aged population should look at UXO or other work listed here on Globally Employable.

Personally, I think it’s great. I’m middle aged now, 44 years old. Being middle aged isn't what it used to be.



I competed in a half Ironman triathlon back in 1995. I was in very good shape so the 1.1 mile swim, 57 mile bike and 13.1 mile run weren’t too bad. At 6'5" tall and 235 pounds, I finished about 800th out of 1500 people competing in the race.

My time was 6 hours and 28 minutes and I was very happy with my time.

The funny thing is that I lost the race to a 60 year old Nun…by an hour! She clobbered me!

Do I think women and middle-aged people should do this? Absolutely!

It’s a wonderful business to be in with a strong employment outlook for years to come with the over 3500 UXO sites that are currently located in the US.

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Be sure to check out some of our Success Stories on the site and see how all kinds of people have made the transition to a career field that is bit more exciting than your average job.

Thanks so much for writing and please let me know if you have any other questions.

Steve Cassidy


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Does age matter?

I just left Dell,Inc after 5 years of IT and account management. I am now 61 years. Is there something I can do to be Globally Employable?

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Jun 21, 2011
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Age Restrictions for Employment
by: Steve Cassidy

Thank you for the great question regarding age restrictions for employment, especially being Globally Employable.

The answer is it shouldn't but it depends on the individual.

We've all met people that are in their 20's that can do much physically and we know people in the 70's and 80's that are more fit than most.

I have worked with a brand new UXO Tech last year that was in his 60's and he was extremely fit and very capable of doing the job.

Another friend of mine is in his second year of UXO work and he's 60. He was just called up for a year long contract on the coast of California. He'll probably learn to surf while he's out there.

With UXO work, a physician's statement is required to let folks know you're able to perform the tasks. There's no getting around it so you should visit your primary care provider or a "Doc in the Box" to get checked out.

If the physical activity side of business isn't what you'd prefer, look at being an instructor of what you're good at or could be good at quickly.

I always recommend becoming a Red Cross Instructor. You can teach all over the world with that certification.

It's good to know in case you need it and you can make money.

I've added the Legal Jobs section covering process serving. Again, not too physically demanding buy it's a great way to get out and make a great living.

If you're questionable on how physically fit you are, I highly recommend getting Tim Ferriss' book, 4 Hour Body. Tim's dad applied what was in the book with fantastic results that didn't require a great deal of effort. Just some minor changes to diet and exercise.

Regardless of your age, go for it! Get fit, get some certifications like Red Cross Instructor or the 40 Hour HAZWOPER Training and re-invent yourself to be Globally Employable.

Thanks again for the great question.

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middle aged career fields

What are some career fields of new work for middle aged persons?

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Careers for middle aged
by: Steve Cassidy

What careers for middle aged are available?

You kidding me?

You're middle aged not dead!

Start with writing down a list of 100 things you'd like to do, be or have and get on it.


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Age limit for UXO and other hazardous careers

I am wondering if there is an age limit for UXO and other hazardous careers?

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Is there an age limit for UXO
by: Steve Cassidy

Is there an age limit for UXO and other hazardous careers?

With age comes wisdom but digging up UXO requires wisdom and a strong back!

I'm going out on a limb and bet that you must be 18 years old to possess the necessary explosives license to work in UXO.

Now I'll go out on a hip to say I've know guys that were EOD Techs in Vietnam. They're absolutely brilliant and will still work most younger people in the ground.

Great news as you become older, wiser and a UXO Tech II & III, you get to sit in the truck more often usually as you're providing some sort of support whether for construction or geological guys.

A good friend of mine is 62 as of January 2013 and he's been in the UXO industry for almost 4 years. He's healthier now that when he was a white collar executive. He's now a Tech II and is at least eligible, according to USACE, to work as construction or geo support which requires no digging.

Basically, if you can pass the OSHA physical, you will be allowed to continue in UXO as long as you want to be here.

So in regards to an age limit for UXO and other hazardous careers, cut yourself in half, count your rings and decide if you're young enough and old enough!

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