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Unemployed and Looking for Work? Here's How to Avoid Losing Your Mind

Heather Martin | Posted 09.13.2014 | Women
Heather Martin

You need to stay busy, ground yourself (meditation and exercise) and stay engaged with real friends (only the positive ones) so that you can go out into the world with confidence and let an employer know why you will be their next great hire.

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...

When Does It Pay To Go Back to School In Midlife?

Posted 07.14.2013 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Nancy Collamer Getting a degree or certificate won’t guarantee a job. Here's what you need to know to increase you...

Do You Hate Your Job But Gotta Pay the Bills?

Stephenie Zamora | Posted 08.14.2013 | Healthy Living
Stephenie Zamora

The act of taking one small action will help you feel like you're moving, because YOU ARE! Don't let the fact that you're working at a job you hate keep you from taking action. Make a list of little things you can do to move forward and start doing them every day!

Why Age Bias In The Workplace Is So Hard To Prove

Sara Rix | Posted 07.14.2013 | Fifty
Sara Rix

It is one thing when advancing age provides a perk or two, even if the reasons for them are not always fully appreciated. However, it is quite another when age prevents qualified candidates from getting through the door and having an opportunity to market themselves in person to prospective employers.

What I Learned From Being Laid Off

The Levo League | Posted 03.09.2013 | Business
The Levo League

Living in fear of a lay off is not beneficial, but being aware that it could happen to you at any time will likely encourage you to take the following precautions, which will leave you prepared in the event of you do get laid off.

How Employers Can Identify Inexperienced Job Seekers and Job Hoppers

Sudy Bharadwaj | Posted 12.17.2012 | Small Business
Sudy Bharadwaj

Filling open positions with job seekers who have questionable employment history could mean using valuable time and resources to hire candidates who don't stick around very long.

Don't Mention Woodstock -- And 12 Other Unconventional Job Search Tips

Bill Kelley | Posted 12.03.2012 | Fifty
Bill Kelley

Facial hair. This is tricky. Acceptable, but it often comes in grayer than the hair on your head and instead of looking "fashionable" you look "homeless" or "hung over." The one exception is a soul patch. Don't do it unless you're interviewing for bass player in a jazz band.

Why You Should Never Wear One Of These To A Job Interview (And Other Tips)

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 06.02.2012 | Fifty

Nonfarm payrolls rose by a 69,000 in May -- much less than expected, and the unemployment rate ticked up one-tenth of a percent to 8.2 percent, the go...

Seasons Greetings Can Land You the Job!

Mary Eileen Williams | Posted 02.11.2012 | Fifty
Mary Eileen Williams

Be sure to take full advantage of this very special time of year. People tend to be a bit merrier and certainly more open to reconnecting. So take the time to reach out, share the warmth of the season and keep your ultimate goals in mind.

Post-50 Job Search: 5 Stereotypes You Must Overcome

Mary Eileen Williams | Posted 01.17.2012 | Fifty
Mary Eileen Williams

In order to be a successful in your job interview, you'll need to meet typical stereotypes head-on. Although they'll remain unsaid, such prejudicial considerations are likely to be a deciding factor in your chances for success. I suggest taking a proactive approach.

Georgia Grandmother Sells Candy To Get By While Unemployed

Huffington Post | Brenda Carter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

UPDATE: In July, we published the following guest article in response to a callout for stories from the recession. We spoke to Brenda again re...

When Your Man Loses His Job

Nicole Williams | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Nicole Williams

Everyone reacts differently to a layoff. Remember, you're in this together. So, how can you help your newly unemployed significant other navigate this treacherous time?