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.
Anger, resentment and depression -- understandable as these feelings may be -- are a giant turn off to networking contacts and, more importantly, to potential employers. I can pretty much predict which job seekers will find work and which ones won't, based solely on the attitudes they express.
Today's stagnant job market holds special challenges for mature job seekers. Hiring opportunities are limited and the competition for jobs remains stiff. To be successful, you'll want to avoid the three common mistakes older applicants make.
Imagine three people have a baby. One of them wants to dress the baby up in a pair of blue pants. One of them wants to dress him up like a sailor. I want to dress him up in something frilly yet tasteful. That is what co-producing a record is like in the studio. Co-dressing a baby.
Second careers and those that might follow aren't necessarily about the money. We don't know how many days we have left, so if you have small hollows in your psyche that need to be filled, there's no time like to present to go find your trowel.