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How Job Seekers Over 50 Can Land Their Next Position

Mary Eileen Williams | Posted 07.08.2016 | Fifty
Mary Eileen Williams

Has your job search stalled? Are you feeling isolated and discouraged? Do you believe your age alone has led to major setbacks and missed opportunities? If you answered, 'yes' to any of these questions, you just might find yourself pleasantly surprised.

Would You Ask For Accommodations At Work?

Katherine Bouton | Posted 06.13.2016 | Fifty
Katherine Bouton

The Americans with Disabilities Act protects the rights of workers to ask for accommodations at work to help them manage more easily. But research has found that older workers are less likely to ask for help, because they worry they'll be perceived as old instead, and that their disability is a result of their age.

The Cure For The Midlife Mid-Career Crisis

Tracy Darchini | Posted 06.09.2016 | Fifty
Tracy Darchini

Most of us have seen it happen time and time again to family, friends, and colleagues -- corporate professionals in their early 50s being laid off. Too young to retire and too old to easily find another job at a commensurate level, pros over 50 can feel especially vulnerable.

A Great Tip For Older Job Seekers Trying To Find Work

Mary Eileen Williams | Posted 06.07.2016 | Fifty
Mary Eileen Williams

Want to know the best way to land a job? Experts maintain that targeted networking is the key -- a technique proven time and again to be the most predictable and fastest route to a new position. And this approach is particularly effective if you are a job-seeker of maturity.

5 Steps For Successfully Pressing Your Reset Button

Mike Kennedy | Posted 05.31.2016 | Fifty
Mike Kennedy

I am the first to admit to you that it took me far longer than it should have to see the writing on the wall. After all I spent the first 25 years of my career in sales and sales management positions with three tier one companies with nary a day spent in transition and the confidence that comes with it.

Mature Job-Seeker? Here Are 3 Keys To Finding Satisfying Work

Mary Eileen Williams | Posted 05.20.2016 | Fifty
Mary Eileen Williams

Are you an older job-seeker who is currently looking for work? If so, you have likely faced your share of roadblocks and unfortunate stereotypes based upon your age alone.

Trying To Find A Job When You're A 61-Year-Old Woman

Linda DeMers Hummel | Posted 05.10.2016 | Fifty
Linda DeMers Hummel

I knew my days were numbered as soon as the new org chart came out. It was complicated, with squiggles and two-sided arrows. It was like a corporate Escher print, and I couldn't -- for the life of me -- figure out where I belonged in the company that had been my employer for six years.

The 3 Keys To Building Immediate Rapport In A Job Interview

Mary Eileen Williams | Posted 03.27.2016 | Fifty
Mary Eileen Williams

You've got an important interview coming up. You know you have the skills for the job ... but do you have the personality and style they are looking for? Are your values and work ethic a match with those of the organization? Will you fit with the rest of the team?

How To Become A Ski Instructor After Retirement

Dan LaCombe | Posted 03.25.2016 | Fifty
Dan LaCombe

I always thought that once I retired, it would be fun to be a ski instructor. I mean I've skied since high school and have kept myself in pretty good shape so why not give it a whirl? After all, my early retirement is all about doing fun things -- doing fun things while I'm still able to thoroughly enjoy them.

How Social Media Can Help Stamp Out Ageism

Carol Marak | Posted 03.08.2016 | Fifty
Carol Marak

News travels fast on social media, no doubt. It's where we pick up headlines on traffic and weather, events, crowdfunding, and everything in between. If you want to stay in the know, head to Twitter and Facebook. What about ageism? Can social activism help put an end to the discrimination?

3 Very Good Reasons To Pursue An Encore Career In Retirement

Jacob Gold | Posted 03.08.2016 | Fifty
Jacob Gold

Many employers are focused on helping their workforce achieve retirement readiness. This is good for workers to help them achieve retirement in a manner they want, but this also helps the employer to achieve a healthy balance of talent.

I'm A 20-Year-Old Trapped Inside A 71-Year-Old Body

Sandi Bachom | Posted 03.07.2016 | Fifty
Sandi Bachom

Here's my dilemma: I'm a 20-year-old, trapped in a 71-year-old body. To a generation who worked their whole lives, who never worried about getting jobs, sadly, having one at 72 is an anomaly.

How To Customize The Retire Overseas Plan That's Right For You

Kathleen Peddicord | Posted 03.03.2016 | Fifty
Kathleen Peddicord

This doesn't have to be all or nothing. You could 'retire overseas' and still spend part or even lots of your time back home. I make the point in case it hadn't occurred to you already.

What Do You Want To Be When You Grow Up?

Jackie Walker | Posted 03.03.2016 | Fifty
Jackie Walker

I want to be a buyer! I want to travel the nation and buy beautiful clothing while using other people's money. The dream that began at age seven became a reality years later. The offer came from May-Cohen's in Jacksonville, Florida.

How This Middle-Aged Woman Is Starting A New Life In Florence

Kimberly Montgomery | Posted 03.02.2016 | Fifty
Kimberly Montgomery

We're enjoying afternoon coffee, Jill to my left and our new friend Christina to my right. The top of the Duomo out the large picture windows looks so close I feel I could almost reach out and touch it.

How I Began A New Career As A Voiceover Actor At 70

Ken Solin | Posted 02.29.2016 | Fifty
Ken Solin

I'm sharing my aging journey in the hope that it might encourage other older boomers. I just began a new career as a voiceover actor at 70, something I inadvertently stumbled onto after receiving a spam email.

Why The Population's Aging Should Be Seen As An Asset

Michael Hodin | Posted 02.28.2016 | Fifty
Michael Hodin

One of the most brilliant things about Marc Freedman's Encore is its starting point: it sees the aging of the population as an asset. It sees these extra decades of life as a resource that can -- and must -- be put to good use.

The Lies Those Of Us Over 50 Were Told When We Were Young

Chanler Jeffers | Posted 02.25.2016 | Fifty
Chanler Jeffers

Regrettably, there has been a difficult change in our country, and many of us didn't see it coming. I come from a generation that was given certain promises. So we diligently followed the rules. The world today, however, doesn't see us this way. In many cases, our value isn't recognized.

What To Do If Your Dream Job Just Went To Someone Else

Mary Eileen Williams | Posted 02.19.2016 | Fifty
Mary Eileen Williams

You did everything right: your resume was spot-on, your references were stellar and you connected well with each of your interviewers. Yet, despite your best efforts, the job offer went to someone else. Is there anything you can do? You might be surprised, but the answer is actually ... YES!

Why An Annual Career Checkup Can Be Just As Important As A Physical

Mary Eileen Williams | Posted 01.14.2016 | Fifty
Mary Eileen Williams

Taking time to review the direction of your career is vital to your success in today's ever-changing job market. Therefore, as the new year begins, be certain to ask yourself the big questions.

3 Things You Must Do Now If You Can't Afford To Retire

Randall Hartman | Posted 01.12.2016 | Fifty
Randall Hartman

Recently I turned 62 but felt no panic in spite of nearing retirement age. You might think this is the bragging of a rich man. Hardly. In addition to Social Security my retirement will be only $350 per month. Why am I not in panic mode? It's because several years ago I did three things.

Why We Need To Rethink What It Means To Age In The 21st Century

Michael Hodin | Posted 01.06.2016 | Fifty
Michael Hodin

As we age in this new century, more and more of us want to work, as has been well-documented by multiple surveys. So as one imagines livability for today's older Americans, opportunities for work must be at the core.

Vacationing In This South American Country Is As Good As It Gets

Kathleen Peddicord | Posted 01.06.2016 | Fifty
Kathleen Peddicord

For us, that's what Medellin is -- the most comfortable and pleasant place we know to settle in, settle back, and simply savor the setting, the circumstance, and the company. For our family, this is as good as it gets.

How To Do Those Things You Think You Cannot Do In 2016

Teresa Kindred | Posted 01.06.2016 | Fifty
Teresa Kindred

Ask any woman who is over 40 if they have had to reinvent themselves and my guess is over half of them will say 'yes.' We leave our childhood homes and naively believe we will follow a certain path and eventually get to where we want to go.

The Third Life's A Charm

John Wilder | Posted 12.17.2015 | Fifty
John Wilder

We all search for what brings meaning to us at different times in our lives. We may not have nine like the proverbial cat, but we all have more than one. We work at different things and we hope we get lucky. But my father told me more than once, 'Don't wait to get lucky in life. Make your own luck.'