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Career Change

Is the Career Dead?

Spencer Thompson | Posted 08.04.2013 | Business
Spencer Thompson

Jumping from career to career used to be seen as flighty or uncommitted, but this may just be a new reality. With these changes, the concept of career planning may seem like an oxymoron.

Quit or Suck It Up: Coping With a Job You Don't Love

Lynn Dixon | Posted 07.16.2013 | Business
Lynn Dixon

Coping with a job you don't exactly have a love for can be tough. On one hand, you need a job to survive. On the other, you still want to be happy. How can we solve this Catch-22?

3 Surefire Ways To Sell Yourself To A Potential Employer

Mary Eileen Williams | Posted 07.15.2013 | Fifty
Mary Eileen Williams

It goes without saying that the post 50 job-seeker has plenty of experience. Nevertheless, although you're an applicant of maturity, you won't want to market your experience level as the cornerstone of your job search. Employers have issues that need to be dealt with, projects to complete, and problems that have to be resolved now.

When Is It Time for An Executive Director to Move On?

Joan Garry | Posted 07.14.2013 | Business
Joan Garry

It is my firm belief that leaders sometimes overstay their welcome. Organizations change and need different kinds of leadership. Sometimes an organization can become overly identified with its leader, rather than its mission, which can jeopardize the organization's stability or sustainability.

9 Steps To Change Careers And Get the Life You Want

Paula Davis-Laack | Posted 07.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Paula Davis-Laack

There are two questions I get asked most frequently when I tell new people my story. The first is, "Why did you decide to leave law?" and the second is, "How did you make the change?" This is the step-by-step process I used to go from recovering lawyer to happy entrepreneur.

How To Stop Living Like an Underearner

Neal Frankle | Posted 07.01.2013 | Business
Neal Frankle

Being an underearner isn't simply a question of driving a Lexus versus a Camry. It's a question of having a full life versus an empty one. And it was very little to do with money as you'll see.

How to Survive Apartment Hunting in New York City (And Other Transitions)

Catherine Chen, Ph.D. | Posted 07.01.2013 | New York
Catherine Chen, Ph.D.

As a person who likes an orderly and unambiguous life, I found that the process of apartment hunting has thrown my world upside down.

Unemployed? 4 Alternative Career Paths To Explore

Lynn Dixon | Posted 06.30.2013 | Small Business
Lynn Dixon

There are legitimate reasons for the high employment rate, such as closed businesses, tight budgets, or a turnaround in operations. But one problem may be that some job seekers searches are too narrow. Could you benefit from a different type of career path?

Job Interview? 3 Tips Guaranteed To Give You The Edge

Mary Eileen Williams | Posted 06.27.2013 | Fifty
Mary Eileen Williams

Job applicants of maturity face extra challenges when they interview and these can create a number of questions and concerns. In fact, if you have an interview coming up, you may well be asking yourself the following.

Career Transition and 'Jerry Maguire Moments'

Randy Hain | Posted 06.25.2013 | Impact
Randy Hain

With unemployment at just under eight percent, it is likely that we all know friends and family affected by this tough economy. It may be difficult to admit, but at some point we run out of helpful advice. Is there a solution?

Is It Time To Scrap Your Five-Year Plan And Start Over?

Posted 04.12.2013 | Black Voices

Sometimes Plan B is really Plan A. Know when to quit and start over. By Nathan Hale Williams We all know the line, “The best laid [plans]...

Started From the Bottom, Now We're Here: Maslow and Careers

Venture For America | Posted 06.09.2013 | Small Business
Venture For America

By Mike Tarullo, VP of Corporate Development at Venture for America When I was 22 and graduating from college, there were a couple paths to take. ...

3 Strategies For Building Your LinkedIn Profile

Mary Eileen Williams | Posted 06.07.2013 | Fifty
Mary Eileen Williams

Any job seeker today knows that social networking sites like LinkedIn are invaluable resources for making important contacts. And, in addition to LinkedIn's effectiveness as a networking tool, many recruiters are now forgoing traditional methods of sourcing candidates and turning directly to this major site as their preferred method for identifying potential employees.

Accept Free Samples of What Might Be Your Dream Job

Maureen Anderson | Posted 06.04.2013 | Business
Maureen Anderson

You don't necessarily have to be a student to intern, and there are other ways of sampling careers. Do volunteer work. Help a friend, whose work intrigues you, on the weekends. I know people who tried on a new career just by entering a contest.

Unfinished Business... Or Why I Left My Office Jobs

Amanda Brewington | Posted 06.03.2013 | Detroit
Amanda Brewington

When something needs to be accomplished I would rather stay up late and get something done in one day rather than spend two days doing something. This is why I didn't fare well in an office setting. And now I know why.

Haven't Found Your Dream Job? Get Over It!

Ted Harro | Posted 06.01.2013 | Business
Ted Harro

One of the accepted truths in our world today is that if you do what you love, the money will follow. Here's the conclusion I've come to: Either it's a hugely new phenomenon that should be tested and watched carefully or it's a load of crap.

Going Green For An Encore Career

Next Avenue | Posted 03.24.2013 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Elizabeth Isele One targets toxic chemicals in household products; the other turned her knitting into a lucrative bu...

Relaunching Your Career

Grown And Flown | Posted 05.20.2013 | Fifty
Grown And Flown

You used to be so confident, successful in your career, juggling life responsibilities and bringing home a paycheck. But then came a career break, an extended period of time where, for family or other reasons, you left the full-time workforce.

These 5 Websites Will Help You Land A Job

Mary Eileen Williams | Posted 05.19.2013 | Fifty
Mary Eileen Williams

Just remember, as a mature job seeker, you'll want to take advantage of help from a wide variety of sources, select the methods and strategies that work best for you, and try to keep as optimistic as possible.

5 Lessons About Navigating Change

Juliana Stock | Posted 05.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Juliana Stock

Change is like going on an expedition: It can be a trudge or a hike. Take it all in and enjoy the view, or focus on the faults -- it's absolutely a choice. Here are some lessons I've learned about encountering change, some by resisting it and some by jumping into it with two feet.

Life After Bartending

Tom Macy | Posted 05.04.2013 | Taste
Tom Macy

I'm still passionate about the artisanal craft of cocktails and think of them as my vocation. But there's only room for one source of sleep deprivation in my life, and now it's my daughter.

Starting Over

Kristin M. Swenson, Ph.D. | Posted 05.01.2013 | Religion
Kristin M. Swenson, Ph.D.

Starting over ain't easy. The trick, the Zen masters say, is hanging on to beginner's mind, no matter one's circumstances, experience or expertise. For in that state everything is possible.

4 Ways To Manage Your Job-Search Stress

Mary Eileen Williams | Posted 04.27.2013 | Fifty
Mary Eileen Williams

Even under the best of circumstances looking for work is difficult. Life as you know it has changed and your overall well-being is affected. Here are four key ways to help you boost your spirits and keep your momentum going.

Can You Really Get Off the Grid?

Sheila Blanchette | Posted 04.24.2013 | Fifty
Sheila Blanchette

My husband and I are off the grid. We no longer own our home, and we are currently living in other people's houses.

Quiz: Does This Job Deserve You?

Liz Ryan | Posted 04.22.2013 | Business
Liz Ryan

You have wonderful things to offer an employer -- your brains, instincts, energy and time, for starters -- and you have a flame worth growing. Why dim your flame in the wrong place, when there are people in so many other places who will be happy to know you and collaborate with you?