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A Valentine's Day Message for Boys Eyes Only

Krista Parkinson | Posted 02.13.2017 | Education
Krista Parkinson

I've had so many posts recently about the power of women, and for this Valentine's Day I want to focus on my young men. This little story might not ex...

7 Career Mistakes Many Middle-Aged Workers Are Still Making

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 08.30.2016 | Fifty

About two years ago, Huff/Post50 looked at why older workers were still struggling in the aftermath of the recession. As we reported then, “Older wo...

Once You Resign -- Go!

Brian de Haaff | Posted 07.08.2016 | Business
Brian de Haaff

There is no getting around it: Changing jobs can be a little unsettling for even the most confident among us. Deciding to pursue a new direction takes guts, especially if you were comfortable in the role.

The One Person Who WIll Always Get Hired

Trisha Velarmino | Posted 02.02.2017 | Travel
Trisha Velarmino

A friend of mine texted me today and said, "I can pull off a Trisha. I am convinced that like you, I can also do a 6-mo to a year sabbatical and disco...

5 Surefire Ways To Make A Powerful First Impression

Mary Eileen Williams | Posted 05.28.2015 | Fifty
Mary Eileen Williams

Experts disagree as to the amount of time it takes for people to form an initial impression, but this earliest encounter tends to linger. In fact, some communication specialists claim that it can take as many as 12 follow-up meetings to counteract a poor first impression.

7 Tips For A Happier Work Life

Nancy Roman | Posted 05.22.2015 | Fifty
Nancy Roman

No one likes his job every single minute. You are always going to have good days and bad days. Don't complain constantly - especially at work, but also in restaurants, on Facebook, at the gym... you could be overheard. And when someone asks you about your job: If overall you like it well enough, you say, "It's pretty good." And if it is terrible, say, "I'm learning a lot."

6 Super-Specific Tips For Working Successfully With A Younger Boss

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 03.13.2015 | Fifty

Remember when Obama was elected and he was the first president who was younger than you? Or the first time a younger-than-you doctor walked into the e...

Should You Stay or Should You Go?

Christine Fruechte | Posted 02.10.2015 | Business
Christine Fruechte

Over the years, other opportunities have come my way, but I've chosen to stay for reasons that I hope will inspire others as we finish 2014 and set goals for the year ahead.

The Work-Life Strategies That Really Matter

Joel Peterson | Posted 02.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Joel Peterson

Wealth, power, fame and influence don't reliably deliver satisfaction or meaning in life. I submit that meaning comes from the ability to look back with pride and to look forward with peace, knowing that those we've worked with and cared for are better off for having known us.

Should You Ask Your Boss For A Raise?

Joel Peterson | Posted 02.04.2015 | Business
Joel Peterson

While asking for a raise may be a high-stress conversation, being on the receiving end isn't fun either.

Top 10 Tips For Finding Work When Work Won't Have You

Janice Harper | Posted 10.23.2014 | Fifty
Janice Harper

It never occurred to me that I would be unemployed in mid-life. Well, yes, it had occurred to me when my tits were still perky and my mind malleable, so I went to grad school, got a Ph.D. and embarked on what was once a promising and stellar career. But after I found myself in the cross-hairs of those in institutional power, my carefully-constructed career came tumbling down.

Advice To A Young Man Who Wants To Go Places

Ryan Holiday | Posted 09.17.2014 | Business
Ryan Holiday

You're scared but overconfident, clueless but eager to learn, just glad to be given a shot and you don't want to screw it up. I tried to think of a few things I wish I'd been told when I was just starting, things that would have saved me some tough lessons.

5 Things Older Employees Should Never Do With Younger Co- Workers Around

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 05.20.2014 | Fifty

Hanging on to a job tops pretty much every midlifer's short list of things they'd absolutely like to do. So with that in mind, here are five things th...

10 Tips for Making Your First Real Job Count

Joel Peterson | Posted 02.26.2015 | College
Joel Peterson

You've spent much of your life cultivating disciplines and developing up-to-the-minute practical skills that should form a terrific foundation for lifelong professional development -- if you make the right first moves.

Dress for Success for Your Interview

Uloop | Posted 05.28.2014 | College
Uloop

The point of an interview is to have them take you seriously as soon as you walk through the door and then wow them with all of your academic success and previous work experiences.

4 Wonderful Things I Learned from the Job I Hated Most

Keith Wade | Posted 04.30.2014 | College
Keith Wade

I've had a couple of jobs I hated most of the time. But I learned an awful lot at the one I hated most.

14 Ways to Land Your Dream Job From Bed

Brian Hanley | Posted 03.23.2014 | Business
Brian Hanley

8. Diversify your career options. Never put all your eggs in one basket. The job market is one big numbers game. Apply to positions early and often. You're far more likely to miss out on your dream job if you don't know that it exists. Find it before someone else does.

3 New Year's Resolutions to Make for Your Final College Semester

Amanda Augustine | Posted 03.10.2014 | College
Amanda Augustine

By pledging to fulfill a few final semester resolutions, you'll position yourself for a successful career right out of the gates. It's never too late to get started.

What to Look for in Your First Job

David Thielen | Posted 02.26.2014 | College
David Thielen

One semester to go and you graduate. No more tests, no more projects, no more defining your success with a grade each semester. But now comes a giant question -- which job do you take?

How Social Media Privacy Settings Could Affect Your Future

Amanda Augustine | Posted 12.30.2013 | College
Amanda Augustine

Whether you're age 14 or 43, think twice before you post something online. Once it's published, it's there forever -- whether or not you delete it.

8 Solid Job Prospects For People Over 50

Next Avenue | Linda Singer | Posted 10.29.2013 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Linda Singer There has been lots of talk lately about the increasing number of companies looking to hire older worke...

10 Best Cities For Post-50 Job Seekers

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Posted 09.09.2013 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com The good news: The unemployment rate for older workers is dropping. According the Bureau of Labor Statistics, it now ...

Has LinkedIn Crossed An Ethical Line?

Next Avenue | Posted 09.06.2013 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Nancy Collamer A recent Ask The Headhunter article by Nick Corcodilos on the PBS NewsHour website had this provocati...

Use These 3 Powerful Phrases To Network With The Best Of Them

Mary Eileen Williams | Posted 11.06.2013 | Fifty
Mary Eileen Williams

So network smart and use these three powerful phrases to build and maintain your list of contacts. People do get people jobs and, with the right referrals, you just might land one before you know it. After all, securing a new position is the very best way to work your network!

5 Truths About Hiring Post 50s

Moira McGarvey | Posted 11.05.2013 | Fifty
Moira McGarvey

Without question, there is an age bias out in the hiring market. Job candidates over 50 (who fall into the Baby Boomer bucket right now) definitely have a few hurdles to overcome. Some valid, some not. Here are some of the reasons that I believe influence companies when considering older job candidates.