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3 Steps Boomers Can Take To Narrow The Employment Gap

John Tarnoff | Posted 04.28.2015 | 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.

The 5 Biggest Mistakes People Make When Planning For Retirement

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 04.10.2015 | Fifty

When it comes to retirement planning, most of us behave like teenagers. You know that sense of immortality that teens have? Yeah, well, that's us with...

5 Specific Ways To Avoid Loneliness In Retirement

Margaret Manning | Posted 04.06.2015 | Fifty
Margaret Manning

Retirement can be a challenging time, especially when you live far away from your family. Many people also struggle with finding new friends once they leave the jobs that have given their lives meaning for decades. The good news is that we don't have to accept loneliness in retirement!

6 Tips For Overcoming Age Bias In Today's Job Market

Susan Peppercorn | Posted 04.27.2015 | Fifty
Susan Peppercorn

If you are searching for a new job and are over the age of 50, it's understandable that one of your biggest concerns is age discrimination. Age bias is real, but not insurmountable. Here are six tips for overcoming it.

How A Life Coach Can Help Reboot Your Life

High50 | Posted 04.26.2015 | Fifty
High50

There are many different kinds of life coach, from those who specialize in a particular profession to those who take a more holistic approach.

Why Americans Work Longer Hours Than Those Overseas

Sara Rix | Posted 04.05.2015 | Fifty
Sara Rix

There are many reasons why workers don't spend much time away from the office, despite the positive impact that getting away can have on health, stress and performance.

The Defining Moments Of Every Job Interview

Mary Eileen Williams | Posted 03.31.2015 | Fifty
Mary Eileen Williams

You have been called in for a job interview and you want to do your best. Are you confident you can convey the qualities and style employers are looking to find? Are you prepared to set yourself apart with the impact of your first impression?

Why 'Doing What You Love' Isn't Enough When Starting A Business

Margaret Manning | Posted 03.25.2015 | Fifty
Margaret Manning

We understand that starting a business requires passion, discipline, value creation and luck, but it's so much more pleasant to believe that if you 'do what you love the money will follow.' The problem is that half-truths are often more destructive than lies.

Why You Can Thank The Neanderthals For Your Retirement Plan

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 12.08.2014 | Fifty

Ever wonder what cavemen did to afford retirement? Best we can tell -- since early man's principal occupation was basically his own survival -- m...

Why December Is The Best Time Of Year To Look For Work

Mary Eileen Williams | Posted 02.03.2015 | Fifty
Mary Eileen Williams

Savvy job-seekers might know how to write resumes and cover letters, but few are aware of this surprising fact: Contrary to popular belief, December is actually the best time of year to look for work! There are two compelling reasons why this is true.

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...

Learn This Boomer's Very Sensible Career Reinvention Secret

John Tarnoff | Posted 01.17.2015 | Fifty
John Tarnoff

To reinvent ourselves, we are well served to draw from our unique personal reflections and perspective on the world as a way of distinguishing ourselves in this new phase of our lives.

What NOT To Do When Starting A New Business After 50

Buck Wargo | Posted 12.30.2014 | Fifty
Buck Wargo

The allure of starting a business is strong. That's part of the American dream for many, especially those in their 50s and older who are looking to leave their lifelong jobs in the corporate world or retire from a small-to-midsize company. The reality is that 27 percent of start up businesses fail within the first year and are at continued risk after that first year.

There Are Just A Few Jobs People Over 50 Really Are Too Old To Do

Ann Brenoff | Posted 12.09.2014 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

As the drama unfolds and fingers of blame are pointed at the Secret Service over recent breaches of security at the White House, we have a bit of good news/bad news to report.

3 Ways To Energize Your Job Search And Get Hired Now

Mary Eileen Williams | Posted 11.24.2014 | Fifty
Mary Eileen Williams

Many job-seekers don't realize there is a seasonal aspect to the job hunt. The good news is that early fall is one of the two best times of year to look for work. Just like the school year begins anew, organizations gear up after the summer slowdown.

Over 50? 12 Great Ways To Land A Job

Peter G. Miller | Posted 11.08.2014 | Fifty
Peter G. Miller

The job market is tough today, especially when you consider that the government's inflated and expansive definition of a 'job' includes part-time employment, temporary work and even unpaid work for the family. We hear a lot of tales about the inability of workers over 50 to get a job, perhaps in part because of their age.

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.

3 Key Things That Will Transform Your Resume Into A Winner

Mary Eileen Williams | Posted 08.10.2014 | Fifty
Mary Eileen Williams

As a mature job-seeker, you are well aware that your resume has to be top notch. Not only does it need to make a dynamic first impression, it must also distinguish you from the competition and present your skills and experience in such a way that you are viewed as the ideal candidate for the job.

Why Work In Retirement? The 4 Types Of Working Retirees

Ken Dychtwald Ph.D. | Posted 08.06.2014 | Fifty
Ken Dychtwald Ph.D.

Can you imagine telling Bruce Springsteen that since he's 64, it's time to stop playing music? Or forcing 65-year-old fashion powerhouse Anna Wintour to retire? Should Warren Buffet leave investing to younger folks, since, after all, he is 83?

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.

The Dirtiest Word You Can Hear In Corporate America

Arlene Schindler | Posted 07.02.2014 | Fifty
Arlene Schindler

Reorg: one of the dirtiest words in corporate lingo. Reorg implies streamlining, something good for everyone but in reality it leaves workers over the age of 50 out in the cold and jobless -- just ask most of my friends.

Why So Many Older Unemployed Workers Can't Find A Job

Sara Rix | Posted 06.20.2014 | Fifty
Sara Rix

He remembers the exact date -- November 30, 2008. That is when Hue Galloway of New Britain, Connecticut was laid off with just a week's notice from his job repairing printers and computers throughout the state. His annual evaluations, he said, had been good -- 30 years of experience and 'never a bad review,' but that didn't keep him from being let go without any real explanation.

7 Reasons Bosses Are Communicating With Their Young Employees' Parents More Than Ever

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 04.16.2014 | Fifty

Wasn't it enough when parents were calling college admissions counselors and coming along to make sure their kids signed up for the right college clas...

5 Ways You Look Out-Of-Date In Your Job Search

Susan P. Joyce | Posted 06.01.2014 | Fifty
Susan P. Joyce

Fortunately for most of us, a job search is NOT something we do often enough to be really skilled at it. So, when the time comes to find a new job, we must look at what is effective now -- not what worked when we last hunted for a job 2, 5, or 10 years ago.

How A Smart Misspelling Can Lead To LinkedIn Success

Susan P. Joyce | Posted 05.25.2014 | Fifty
Susan P. Joyce

Some names are spelled many different ways, and someone looking for you may not remember exactly which version of your name to use. LinkedIn's search function, now, is not adept at offering all the different variations of a way a name could be spelled.