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Job Interview? 3 Tips Guaranteed To Give You The Edge

Mary Eileen Williams | Posted 06.27.2013 | Fifty
Mary Eileen Williams

Job applicants of maturity face extra challenges when they interview and these can create a number of questions and concerns. In fact, if you have an interview coming up, you may well be asking yourself the following.

How This Man Is Helping Post 50s In Their 'Second Act'

The Huffington Post | Anthonia Akitunde | Posted 04.17.2013 | Fifty

"Reinvention" is more than just a buzzword -- it's a growing trend as millions of older Americans launch "encore careers" (careers for the "greater go...

3 Strategies For Building Your LinkedIn Profile

Mary Eileen Williams | Posted 06.07.2013 | Fifty
Mary Eileen Williams

Any job seeker today knows that social networking sites like LinkedIn are invaluable resources for making important contacts. And, in addition to LinkedIn's effectiveness as a networking tool, many recruiters are now forgoing traditional methods of sourcing candidates and turning directly to this major site as their preferred method for identifying potential employees.

Relaunching Your Career

Grown And Flown | Posted 05.20.2013 | Fifty
Grown And Flown

You used to be so confident, successful in your career, juggling life responsibilities and bringing home a paycheck. But then came a career break, an extended period of time where, for family or other reasons, you left the full-time workforce.

These 5 Websites Will Help You Land A Job

Mary Eileen Williams | Posted 05.19.2013 | Fifty
Mary Eileen Williams

Just remember, as a mature job seeker, you'll want to take advantage of help from a wide variety of sources, select the methods and strategies that work best for you, and try to keep as optimistic as possible.

A New Kind Of Wine Club

Mary Orlin | Posted 05.14.2013 | Fifty
Mary Orlin

As you walk around to the 30 or so tables where wines are being poured, you don't see any men. These are the Women of the Vine, and they have a compelling story to tell about what's behing their own wine labels.

10 Reasons Why Companies Want To Hire You

Mary Eileen Williams | Posted 04.15.2013 | Fifty
Mary Eileen Williams

If you think that you're no longer valued in the work world, it's an awfully big challenge to present yourself as a confident, can-do candidate.

When 50 Is the New 50

Lori Sokol | Posted 04.07.2013 | Fifty
Lori Sokol

I have recently discovered that I am not the only post-50-year-old woman who recently began to embark on a new level of professional success once I focused primarily on my own needs, rather than the needs of others.

3 Tips To Land A Job In The New Year

Mary Eileen Williams | Posted 03.14.2013 | Fifty
Mary Eileen Williams

How can you maximize the hiring opportunities that abound at this special time of year? Here are three powerful resolutions that can make a major impact on your Job Search 2013.

Shooting for the Top by Aiming for the Bottom

David Besnette | Posted 02.12.2013 | Fifty
David Besnette

There's a scene in American Beauty where Kevin Spacey's character applies for work at a fast food restaurant. They assume that "Lester" is inquiring about a management position, only to be met with his classic reply, "I'm looking for the least possible amount of responsibility."

4 Reasons Why December Is The Best Time To Find Work

Mary Eileen Williams | Posted 02.01.2013 | Fifty
Mary Eileen Williams

Do you consider looking for work over the holidays to be a waste of time? Do you figure companies don't usually hire in December... so why bother? Well, if these thoughts have crossed your mind, think again. December is actually the very best time of year to look for work.

WATCH: Former Television Producer Turns Pink Slip Into Pretty Dresses

Posted 10.25.2012 | Fifty

Marla Wynne Ginsberg, 56, used to be a successful television producer, her name behind shows such as "Highlander" and "La Femme Nikita." Things wer...

Finding the Courage to Choose a Different Path

Judi Freedman | Posted 12.24.2012 | Fifty
Judi Freedman

I agree with Delia Ephron; there is nothing like a good blow dry or a fabulous haircut or a perfect set of highlights to cheer me up when I'm down.

3 Key Ways to Recharge a Stalled Job Search

Mary Eileen Williams | Posted 12.12.2012 | Fifty
Mary Eileen Williams

How you conduct your job search (as well as a bit of luck) have a far greater impact on your results than numbers cited by the media.

The Joy of Learning

Diana M. Raab | Posted 12.11.2012 | Fifty
Diana M. Raab

Most of us really do not change that much as we age, but our deeper interests might become even more apparent.

Am I Having A Midlife Crisis?

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 12.03.2012 | Fifty
Dr. Jim Taylor

I've been pretty darned restless for about six months now and I just haven't been able to shake the feeling. I wasn't sure what to make of this unsettled feeling because I've got a really good life. Then, I received an email from one of my best friends who now lives in London.

Job Hunt: 4 Steps To A Kick-Ass Elevator Pitch

Mary Eileen Williams | Posted 11.18.2012 | Fifty
Mary Eileen Williams

How do you go about making the most critical message of your job search -- your branding statement -- a powerful one? How can you engage your listeners and leave them wanting more? How can you sell yourself without sounding boastful and self-serving?

Ann Brenoff

A Near-Death Experience Inspired Her To Chase A Dream | Ann Brenoff | Posted 09.15.2012 | Fifty

I had my wake-up call. I faced my own mortality and realized that I never really had done what I wanted to do.

More Boomers Want To Do Good With Encore Careers

AP | DAVE CARPENTER | Posted 09.07.2012 | Fifty

CHICAGO -- Here go the baby boomers again, reinventing themselves and bucking tradition as they bear down on retirement. This time they're leading a ...

5 Ways to Get Your Resume Noticed

Mary Eileen Williams | Posted 10.30.2012 | Fifty
Mary Eileen Williams

With limited job opportunities and competition levels remaining high, your resume has to be top-notch. Here are five tips to make sure employers like what they see.

How To Move On When Giving Up Your Dream

Next Avenue | Posted 08.25.2012 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Polly Campbell Replace an unachievable fantasy with one that ignites your passion and purpose When Donna Harris-E...

WATCH: Boomers Talk About How They Reinvented Themselves To Stay Relevant

Posted 08.24.2012 | Fifty

When it comes to boomers facing the shifting paradigms of work and life, "we need to start reframing who we are and what we think we're capable of doi...

She Went To Medical School To Cure Her Daughter And Wound Up Saving Her Mother's Life

Posted 10.09.2012 | MarloThomas

One of the reasons I started my website is that I wanted a place for women to come together and dream. We women need to know that we don't have to ha...

9 Second Acts That Don't Require A 4-Year Degree

Posted 08.21.2012 | Fifty

By Susan Ricker and CareerBuilder You want to make a career change, but you don't have a bachelor's degree and don't have the funds or the interest...

Reframe: How Not To Be Old, Overpriced And Out Of Touch

John Tarnoff | Posted 10.19.2012 | Fifty
John Tarnoff

Some 80 percent of Boomers have saved less than $100,000 for retirement. This means the Boomers are going to have to keep working -- and the problem there is that neither we nor the society at large are prepared for us to remain in the work force.