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Are You a "Job Seeker" or a "Market Connector"?

Amy Radin | Posted 04.25.2015 | Business
Amy Radin

What's really terrific is the pressure is gone - my job right now is to be a great market connector, and my next career is unfolding as a result. Whether for me that means a portfolio of roles or a full-time assignment remains to be seen.

5 Reinvention Steps To Pave The Way For A Rewarding Old Age

John Tarnoff | Posted 05.03.2015 | Fifty
John Tarnoff

Rather than looking at the last act of our lives as a downward slide into powerlessness, loneliness and abandonment, we can start to pave the way right now for a rich old age full of meaning, connections, support, love and caring.

Advice for Older Americans Seeking Employment

Gabriel Bristol | Posted 04.21.2015 | Fifty
Gabriel Bristol

You will not find a manager who will openly admit to ageism for fear of legal repercussions, but bias against older Americans re-entering the work force is palpable. Often leaders are afraid to offer these seasoned applicants positions because of stereotypes.

The Upside Of Working In Retirement

Alexis Abramson, Ph.D. | Posted 03.27.2015 | Fifty
Alexis Abramson, Ph.D.

Retirement is a transition that's generally filled with mixed emotions. You may feel like you've finally reached your professional stride and still have many productive years left, but the human resources department is suggesting you take a "less-demanding" position based on the results of your annual physical and length of time with the company.

Middle-aged Seminarian Blues: Second-career Clergy Face Rising Debt, Lower Job Prospects

David Briggs | Posted 03.07.2015 | Religion
David Briggs

The realities of a shrinking clergy labor market, and seminary tuition costs outpacing inflation, leave some facing debts of $80,000 or more trying to find work in a relatively low-paying profession. The burden is falling particularly hard on prospective minority clergy with the fewest resources, analysts state.

Why I Am An AARP Poster Child

Dr. Robert Lusson | Posted 08.27.2014 | Fifty
Dr. Robert Lusson

I am a member of the Baby Boomer generation, a group of too many born at the same moment, caught in a game of musical chairs where there were simply not enough places at our chosen tables. Like so many other men and woman of my generation, necessity forced me into flexibility.

Stanford Opens School For Retirees Who Don't Think A Career Ends At 50

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 04.04.2014 | Fifty

In the heart of Silicon Valley, Stanford University is changing the conversation about career trajectories and opening a new school specifically for o...

Meet 5 Boomers Who Reinvented Themselves

John Tarnoff | Posted 02.23.2014 | Fifty
John Tarnoff

We're on the doorstep of 2014 -- the Year of the Boomer -- when the youngest Boomers turn 50. I think it's a great year to be looking forward to how ...

Teach For America: It's Not Just For Twentysomethings

Next Avenue | Marci Alboher | Posted 10.25.2013 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Marci Alboher If you thought Teach for America was just for high achieving twentysomethings, think again. Teach ...

The Case for Being Ourselves

Maura Sweeney | Posted 11.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Maura Sweeney

Mike appeared to conclude his mentoring session. Getting up from his desk, he led me toward the door of his glass-enclosed office. Before I exited, he looked me in the eye and smiled. "Maura, don't try to replicate me. Always remember to be yourself."

LOOK: 14 Independent Post 50s Who've Taken Risks, Broken Conventions

Posted 07.04.2013 | Fifty

Since this is the Fourth of July, we thought it was a good time to look back at some of the amazing men and women featured on Huff/Post50 who, in thei...

Cookies for a Koz: How One Woman Turned a Second Career Into a Very Sweet Business

Mindy Trotta | Posted 09.02.2013 | Small Business
Mindy Trotta

Roberta Koz Wilson didn't start out making cookies for a living. She graduated from UCLA and quickly rose through the ranks at MTV Networks. She left her career in 2004, after much soul-searching and schedule juggling.

Why the Boom in Boomer Entrepreunership? Blame it on the Ants

Lorie Eber | Posted 08.18.2013 | Fifty
Lorie Eber

Baby boomers have become the new entrepreneurs. We're creating new businesses at a torrid pace, unmatched by the youngsters. In the process, we're obliterating the ageist assumption that boomers are risk-averse.

When One Door Closes, Another One Opens

Judi Freedman | Posted 07.22.2013 | Fifty
Judi Freedman

For the past five years, I have been living a double life. Judy with a 'y' during the day at my corporate workplace and Judi with an 'i" at night at home on the computer.

Going Green For An Encore Career

Next Avenue | Posted 03.24.2013 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Elizabeth Isele One targets toxic chemicals in household products; the other turned her knitting into a lucrative bu...

What I Learned From My Younger Colleagues

Next Avenue | Posted 02.24.2013 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Erica Whittlinger A former money manager turned ski instructor loves learning new tricks working alongside Millennia...

Why This Former TV Executive Became A Park Ranger

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 02.22.2013 | Fifty

Eight years ago, John Kerr had no idea what to do next when he retired from his job as a public television executive in Boston at age 65. For four dec...

Finally Home

Gary Burr | Posted 04.02.2013 | Fifty
Gary Burr

That's what I love about this moment. I see the names all linked for all time. There's my name right next to the name of the woman who became my wife in the middle of all this craziness. There's Kenny Loggins' name. Proof that he did indeed call one night with a "crazy idea."

Finally Home

Georgia Middleman | Posted 04.01.2013 | Fifty
Georgia Middleman

In this band, I can use every aspect of what I do and love as an artist. I don't have to make myself smaller to fit in; I just have to have the courage to put it all out there.

5 Essential Business Lessons: Sales, Marketing, Management and More

Scott Steinberg | Posted 03.31.2013 | Business
Scott Steinberg

Don't be afraid to ask for something you desire: While it won't always be given, if you never even make the attempt, you'll never get what you want.

Finally Home

Kenny Loggins | Posted 03.30.2013 | Fifty
Kenny Loggins

When I look back, I can see that I've been searching for home since I started out in '71. It seems my life has been an endless quest for home, searching for that place where I know I belong.

Boomers Proving You Can Always Follow Your Dreams

Next Avenue | Posted 12.02.2012 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Tracy Minkin Meet everyday people who mined their potential in new careers in midlife Eleanor Esther Appleyard wa...

Kenny Loggins: How I Climbed My Own Personal Everest

Kenny Loggins | Posted 01.30.2013 | Fifty
Kenny Loggins

I've allowed myself this feeling only a few times in my life. It's a moment when suddenly, unexpectedly there is nothing to plan or do, and nothing to fear. All of life is distilled into here and now. I am no longer concerned about tomorrow. Everything I need is all around me.

How To Make Money While Following Your Passion

U.S. News And World Report | Posted 11.29.2012 | Fifty

When Marva Goldsmith took a buyout in 2001 after a 20-year career at a Detroit utilities company, she moved to Washington, D.C., in search of a job th...

Kenny Loggins: Advice To My Younger Self

Kenny Loggins | Posted 12.24.2012 | Fifty
Kenny Loggins

A few days ago it came to my attention that a fellow HuffPo writer named Ilene Angel had written a very flattering review of Blue Sky Riders. In the post, she asked me the questions she wished she'd have asked me backstage. I figured it might be fun and informative to print her questions here, with my answers, too.