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Why December Can Be One Of The Best Times To Find A Job

Mary Eileen Williams | Posted 12.09.2016 | Fifty
Mary Eileen Williams

Do you believe a December job search is basically a waste of your time and energy? If so, think again ... the holidays are actually one of the best times of year to look for work!

These Are The Most Impressive Of All My Obsolete Skills

Nancy Roman | Posted 11.28.2016 | Fifty
Nancy Roman

A few days ago, I was pumping gas, and got to do one of those victory fist pumps in my pumping of the pump. Because I love it when I get the meter to stop on exactly 00.

The Perfect Job For Older Americans Looking For Work

Ken Solin | Posted 11.22.2016 | Fifty
Ken Solin

At 70 I became a voice actor. I felt at home acting with my voice mostly because I've always been a performer at heart and voice acting was a logical step.

Older Job-Seeker? 3 Super One-liners You Have Got To Use!

Mary Eileen Williams | Posted 11.16.2016 | Fifty
Mary Eileen Williams

Want to learn how to combat ageism by using a few simple phrases? If so, read on...

What It's Really Like To Live On A Tiny Island Off The Coast Of Maine

Dan LaCombe | Posted 11.05.2016 | Fifty
Dan LaCombe

A friend of mine had recently taken a job on a tiny Island, 24 miles off the coast of Maine. She was the new teacher in a one-room schoolhouse on Matinicus Island. Being an early retiree, with lots of time on my hands, I was happy to accept her invitation to visit and experience the island life.

8 Reasons Age Is A Giant Plus For Older Job-Seekers

Mary Eileen Williams | Posted 10.27.2016 | Fifty
Mary Eileen Williams

Above all, remember that maintaining a positive attitude is critical to the success of your job search. Focus on the advantages of your experience, stress your enthusiasm for the position, show how you will contribute and make certain to highlight your assets as you network and during a job interview.

A Social Media Starter's Guide For Job Seekers

Tracy Darchini | Posted 10.22.2016 | Fifty
Tracy Darchini

Looking for a job for the first time in over a decade can be a lot like trying to date again after getting divorced from a long marriage. You can try to do it the same way you did when you were much younger, but you would have much more success using social media to find the right match.

How Older Job-Seekers Can Overcome Their 3 Biggest Roadblocks

Mary Eileen Williams | Posted 10.11.2016 | Fifty
Mary Eileen Williams

As a post-50 job-seeker, you know all too well that ageism presents some major barriers to your success. Younger hiring managers are far too prone to believing unfortunate stereotypes about your skill sets, fit within the organization and attitude.

How The Gig Economy Can Benefit Boomers

Jeb Harrison | Posted 10.06.2016 | Fifty
Jeb Harrison

All this discussion of our current "gig" economy has probably got Jelly Roll Morton, Charlie Parker, and every other pre-sixties jazz musician rolling in their graves. I can hear them bellyaching: 'A gig economy? There ain't enough nightclubs to support that many gigs!'

The 3 Reasons Your Resume Isn't Making The Cut

Mary Eileen Williams | Posted 09.23.2016 | Fifty
Mary Eileen Williams

Any savvy job-seeker knows that resumes are not the golden ticket to your next position. Hands down, the majority of jobs are obtained by way of networking. Nevertheless your resume does play a critical role in the selection process.

How You Can Defy Expectations By Joining The Peace Corps After Age 50

Jo Ann Jenkins | Posted 09.07.2016 | Fifty
Jo Ann Jenkins

While it's clearly not a fit for everyone, one example of the boom in encore careers is the rising incidence of people 50-plus joining the Peace Corps.

Why Right Now May Be The Best Time Of The Year To Find A Job

Mary Eileen Williams | Posted 08.26.2016 | Fifty
Mary Eileen Williams

Are you a mature job-seeker who has been out there for a while? Are you losing energy and confidence in your options and opportunities? Have your hopes been dashed over and over again? If these feelings describe what you are going through, take heart. Your time may be just around the corner...

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.