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The Words To Use -- And Words To Lose -- On Your Resume

Mary Eileen Williams | Posted 11.06.2015 | Fifty
Mary Eileen Williams

If you are conducting a job search, ask yourself the following questions: Is your resume providing you with the results you want? Is it a compelling document that highlights your skill sets and accomplishments to your best advantage?

The 5 Basic Interview Questions Every Job Applicant Needs To Nail

Mary Eileen Williams | Posted 10.08.2015 | Fifty
Mary Eileen Williams

In order to present yourself well at a job interview, you need to prepare in detail. You have to thoroughly research the company and the principle goals of the organization. Once you've done that, you will want target your responses to the skills and attributes they are seeking in a future employee.

How To Quit Your Job Without A Plan B And Find Happiness

Next Avenue | Yagana Shah | Posted 08.31.2015 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Richard Eisenberg If you’ve been working for more than a few decades, odds are that at least once you&rs...

3 Ways To Boost Your 'It' Factor When Looking For A Job

Mary Eileen Williams | Posted 08.31.2015 | Fifty
Mary Eileen Williams

What are the real reasons that make employers find a candidate attractive? Are applicants appealing because of the skills they bring to the position? Are they especially desirable as a result of the companies where they've worked, their educational background or the status of their job title?

4 Ways To Deal With Job Rejection

Mary Eileen Williams | Posted 08.31.2015 | Fifty
Mary Eileen Williams

As a job-seeker over 50, you have likely faced one of the most frustrating aspects of looking for work: being told that you are overqualified for the position. This point is used as a common excuse to overlook mature applicants in favor of their younger counterparts.

A Surefire Way To Give Yourself The Edge In Today's Job Market

Mary Eileen Williams | Posted 08.31.2015 | Fifty
Mary Eileen Williams

Mature job-seekers face special challenges. It is common knowledge that younger employers are likely to hold several negative stereotypes relating to age. Perhaps the most prevalent of these is that you lack the necessary technical skills for the job. There is one surefire way to counteract this presumption.

Ready To Reinvent Your Career? Here's How!

Mary Eileen Williams | Posted 06.03.2015 | Fifty
Mary Eileen Williams

Are you fed up with the path your career has taken as of late? Do you feel frustrated and blocked from what you really want to do? Is your work draining you of energy and enthusiasm? If you answered, 'yes' to any of the questions above, this is a sign that you are due for a change.

Mature Job-Seeker? Here's How To Land A Summer Job

Mary Eileen Williams | Posted 05.17.2015 | Fifty
Mary Eileen Williams

Think summer jobs are just for kids? Well ... think again! Now is just the right time and you are at just the right age to land an adventure-filled position that will prove both fun and rewarding. The seasonal job market has opened up to applicants of all ages.

3 Steps Boomers Can Take To Narrow The Employment Gap

John Tarnoff | Posted 06.28.2015 | Fifty
John Tarnoff

Boomers are sending a signal to the new economy: we aren't 'moving over' to cede our careers to younger generations. Retirement at 65 is either unaffordable or irrelevant to a generation that either must keep working to survive, and/or wants to keep working to serve a meaningful and purposeful life.

3 Secrets For Job Search Success In Midlife

Mary Eileen Williams | Posted 06.26.2015 | Fifty
Mary Eileen Williams

Are you over 50 and feeling frustrated by the lack of opportunities in the job market? Do you think you're being overlooked simply because of your age? Are you tired of seeing the jobs go to younger, less experienced applicants? If so... read on!

3 Tips To Finding The Right Job After 50

John Tarnoff | Posted 06.15.2015 | Fifty
John Tarnoff

When recovering from a career transition later in life, take the time to reflect on who you are and what you want before jumping into a new job or starting a new business or freelance practice.

Crowdfunding Myths Boomer Entrepreneurs Should Ignore

John Tarnoff | Posted 05.31.2015 | Fifty
John Tarnoff

Starting a business is a risk at any age, to be sure. But the statistics support the notion that older entrepreneurs are more confident about launching and sustaining businesses than younger entrepreneurs.

Passion Without A Paycheck Is No Retirement At All

John Tarnoff | Posted 05.24.2015 | Fifty
John Tarnoff

Boomers with the assets and support to retire comfortably represent a smaller and smaller segment of the aging population in our country. Hammered by the Great Recession, reduced pension plans, rising healthcare costs, corporate downsizing, as well as by ageism and reduced opportunities for employment, boomers are going to be increasingly squeezed financially.

3 Surefire Ways To Beat The Job Search Blues

Mary Eileen Williams | Posted 05.15.2015 | Fifty
Mary Eileen Williams

Attitude is everything... especially in a job search. But looking for work is hard and filled with mounting frustrations and multiple rejections. So how will you keep upbeat and positive? How can you pull yourself out of the slumps and setbacks so inherent to the process?

3 Unexpected Tips For A Winning Job Interview

Mary Eileen Williams | Posted 04.21.2015 | Fifty
Mary Eileen Williams

You have an important interview coming up. You've done your due diligence, researched the company and have an understanding of the direction they are heading and the challenges they face. But are you now ready to ace the interview? Well ... not exactly!

The Upside Of Working In Retirement

Alexis Abramson, Ph.D. | Posted 03.27.2015 | Fifty
Alexis Abramson, Ph.D.

Retirement is a transition that's generally filled with mixed emotions. You may feel like you've finally reached your professional stride and still have many productive years left, but the human resources department is suggesting you take a "less-demanding" position based on the results of your annual physical and length of time with the company.

3 Great Ideas For Satisfying Encore Careers

Next Avenue | Mark Feffer | Posted 12.27.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Mark Feffer To an increasing number of people, the idea of retiring at 65 is a non-starter. More and more boomers ar...

10 Effective Tips For Frustrated Midlifers Seeking A Job

Mary Eileen Williams | Posted 01.19.2015 | Fifty
Mary Eileen Williams

Today's job search is a difficult process. If you're currently out there looking for work, you know the roadblocks, frustrations and daily grind involved in finding a new position. Plus, if you're over 50, you have additional hurdles to overcome. Age bias is real and all too prevalent in the job market. Nevertheless...

How This Boomer Pursues His Passion Without Sacrificing His Career

John Tarnoff | Posted 11.16.2014 | Fifty
John Tarnoff

Career reinventions in and past mid-life are successful when they reflect authentic passions, commitments, concerns and issues. At this point in our lives and careers, we need to acknowledge who we are, what we're good at, and what kind of legacy we want to leave. But this does not mean that we have to necessarily turn our backs on our current careers.

How This Boomerpreneur Reinvented Himself With A Tasty New Career

John Tarnoff | Posted 11.09.2014 | Fifty
John Tarnoff

Jim Milligan might well be considered the Howard Schultz of olive oil. Like Schultz, the CEO of Starbucks, it was on his business trips to Europe, and Italy in particular, that Milligan became enraptured by the quality and variety of extra virgin olive oils and balsamic vinegars, and the practice of offering customers the option of combining and tasting the products as both sales incentive and education. His career reinvention has been a successful pivot to that vision.

5 Ways To Pinpoint The Type Of Job That Will Keep You Satisfied

Mary Eileen Williams | Posted 10.15.2014 | Fifty
Mary Eileen Williams

As the old saying goes: if you aren't clear about what you want, how can you possibly know when you've got it? Nothing could represent that tried and true statement more than a job search.

How This Woman Turned A Fellowship Into An Encore Career

John Tarnoff | Posted 10.05.2014 | Fifty
John Tarnoff

For Boomers who have spent their career mostly in one or two jobs within the same industry, the prospect of flipping to a new career after so many years can be beyond daunting. It is inspiring when we discover Boomer compatriots who demonstrate that setting an intention, coupled with a sense of purpose, can make career reinvention a relatively smooth process.

A Boot Camp For Entrepreneurship Supercharged This Woman's Reinvention

John Tarnoff | Posted 09.14.2014 | Fifty
John Tarnoff

When we think 'reinvention,' we tend to panic at the enormity of that prospect. Maybe we've been downsized from a job that we've held for a long time, or (less stressful) we realize it is time to move on and we know we need to find something else, or maybe our retirement savings won't be providing what we had hoped for, and we need to keep working.

3 Interview Pitfalls We All Fall For

Mary Eileen Williams | Posted 09.02.2014 | Fifty
Mary Eileen Williams

You have been called in for a job interview... You've studied the position description and have created several examples highlighting ways you've made a positive impact using the skills required in the posting. You've also prepared focused responses that feature your knowledge of the company. Yet there are three basic interview questions that can really trip you up.

THIS Is How To Best Prepare For A Job Interview

Mary Eileen Williams | Posted 07.18.2014 | Fifty
Mary Eileen Williams

This is it! You've been called in for an interview with the hiring manager and you want to do your very best. Like many other aspects in life, the key to success is preparation. And one of the best ways to prepare is to thoroughly understand the hiring manager's true needs.