What are the real reasons that make employers find a candidate attractive? Are applicants appealing because of the skills they bring to the position? Are they especially desirable as a result of the companies where they've worked, their educational background or the status of their job title?
Being human is an always expanding evolutionary journey that we all can experience -- but the true gift, at the heart of everything, is the ability to simply be.
There are many times in your business when you doubt. There are multiple learning curves, and the learning and stretching beyond your comfort zone often causes discomfort. That's natural.
I'm so tired of hearing the boo hoo stories of women over 50!! I said it before and I'll say it again. So what ... now what? Act 1 is done! Act 2 is new!! I Love it, I just made that up! I'm on a roll as I sit here at 2 a.m. to finish this blog!
Lesson: Don't ever assume that any people handle leaving and separating the same way. Be open to however each person deals with it -- by avoidance, pulling away or wanting to see you a lot. Allow for each to express themselves as they do.
Turning 50 is challenging enough. But losing a job at 50 in the youth-obsessed world of advertising, well, that ...
As a job-seeker over 50, you have likely faced one of the most frustrating aspects of looking for work: being told that you are overqualified for the position. This point is used as a common excuse to overlook mature applicants in favor of their younger counterparts.
It's true. I never thought I'd be working in the most famous bondage, discipline, sadism, and masochism (BDSM) dungeon in New York City. Not to mention that I'd start at the ripe age of 55. If you had told me 10 years ago that I would kick a man straight in the balls wearing six-inch heels, I would have kicked you out of my house.
For those who think they're too old to find love in midlife, for those who think their ship has sailed, I say - don't give up. Everyone evolves. You're not the same person you were 10 years ago, and neither is your future soulmate.
It's November. A stark transition from the sunny beaches of my now former island, Oahu. We're holed up in a motel in Petaluma. One that accepts pets. Specifically one that accepts three dogs.
Reinvention, renewal, inspired ideas ... they all have time to breed just a little more during those lazy summer afternoons when you may be taking an extra walk, sitting on a beach, hopefully even holidaying somewhere wonderful.
Mature job-seekers face special challenges. It is common knowledge that younger employers are likely to hold several negative stereotypes relating to age. Perhaps the most prevalent of these is that you lack the necessary technical skills for the job. There is one surefire way to counteract this presumption.
Every journey begins with the first step. In this case, the first trip, stumble, wipeout, and smear across the road. Perfect is not a word I aspire to, "perfecting" is one I embrace particularly when it comes to life.
Vicki retired after 26 years in the insurance industry and knew it was time for a life dedicated to art. First, she provided a collection of large whimsical paintings to decorate the walls of the newly built Battered Women's Shelter.
I remember when I had to learn to say "I" instead of "we," and how far I have come since then. It took time to start liking myself again and eventually love myself. Along the way, I have learned quite a few lessons about how to move onto the next chapter of your life and love yourself again.
Today, I'm driven to begin a series about the excitement of living in NYC for the past 9+ years, why I loved it, why I'm leaving it, where I'm going. I hope it's helpful. Perhaps it will move you to "reinvent" yourself ... at any age.