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When Is It Time for An Executive Director to Move On?

Joan Garry | Posted 07.14.2013 | Business
Joan Garry

It is my firm belief that leaders sometimes overstay their welcome. Organizations change and need different kinds of leadership. Sometimes an organization can become overly identified with its leader, rather than its mission, which can jeopardize the organization's stability or sustainability.

12 Tools To Help Land Your Dream Job

Posted 08.16.2012 | Fifty

The prospect of reinventing yourself after 50 can be a daunting one without some basic tools and support. Fortunately, while it can't give you the all...

AARP Launches Networking, Job Search Site For Post 50 Unemployed

Huff/Post50 | Laura Rowley | Posted 08.16.2012 | Fifty

AARP today announced the launch of Work Reimagined, a social networking site powered by LinkedIn that connects post 50 professionals on the hunt with ...

Unhappy At Work? A 'Wantologist' Will Help, For $200 An Hour

Posted 07.19.2012 | Fifty

By Claire Gordon You're stuck. Dead-end job and strained relations with the spouse. Your pants are struggling to zip, and you just found a bong in ...

How To Get An Employer To See You Instead Of Your Age

Mary Eileen Williams | Posted 08.08.2012 | Fifty
Mary Eileen Williams

There's no doubt about it -- ageism is out there. Older applicants will inevitably run into hidden objections regarding their energy level, their ability and willingness to do the job, their desire (or lack of it) to learn new skills and other unfortunate prejudgments based solely upon age.

Top 10 Employers For People Over 50

Huff/Post50 | Molly Turner | Posted 06.04.2012 | Fifty

The dismal May employment report released last week was bad news for all, but especially for workers 55 and over, who have been hardest-hit by long-te...

Looking to Land a Job? Think Old School!

Mary Eileen Williams | Posted 07.22.2012 | Fifty
Mary Eileen Williams

If you are one of the throngs of post 50 job-seekers who's turned to the Internet to land your next position, you're probably reaping some rather lackluster results.

3 Things Clark Kent Can Teach You About Your Job Search

Mary Eileen Williams | Posted 07.02.2012 | Fifty
Mary Eileen Williams

You may not be able to "change the course of mighty rivers," or "bend steel with your bare hands," but by the age of 50, you've amassed a number of well-honed skills and a wealth of experience.

How To Make Maturity An Asset In Your Job Search

Mary Eileen Williams | Posted 06.18.2012 | Fifty
Mary Eileen Williams

Having confidence in what you bring -- your skills, experience, and your added value as a unique individual of talent and energy -- is the cornerstone to mounting a successful job search campaign.

Got 20-Plus Years Of Experience? Apply Here!

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 06.22.2012 | Fifty

Imagine a universe where those who are post 50 are pursued for their experience, where those who don't have at least 20 years of experience needn't bo...

Baby Boomers: Turning To Serve God

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 06.14.2012 | Fifty

Annie Wells will be 58 when she graduates in May from the Claremont School of Theology. She hopes to land a paid internship and ultimately a job as a ...

Why It's A Perfect Season For Job Hunting

Mary Eileen Williams | Posted 06.13.2012 | Fifty
Mary Eileen Williams

Job-seekers over 50 are savvy to the ways of the world, but this might come as a surprise: believe it or not, the holidays are the absolutely best time of year to look for work!

Boomers Want Better Career Choices

David Bank | Posted 06.13.2012 | Fifty
David Bank

Some issues confronting the country require hard choices and tough tradeoffs. Helping experienced adults enhance their financial security by working for a better future should not be one of them.

5 Hot Jobs For Older Workers

CBS/Moneywatch | Posted 06.13.2012 | Fifty

Looking for a job isn't just a concern for those under 65. Retirees and those past the traditional age for calling it quits increasingly need or want ...