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4 Social Media Rules To Help Reinvent Your Career

John Tarnoff | Posted 12.16.2014 | Fifty
John Tarnoff

Many of us in the boomer generation are emerging from decades in corporate jobs where the new world of social media may have only been tangential to our work. We are looking at reinventing ourselves with encore careers, and we will need social media skills to get those jobs.

Learn This Boomer's Very Sensible Career Reinvention Secret

John Tarnoff | Posted 11.25.2014 | Fifty
John Tarnoff

To reinvent ourselves, we are well served to draw from our unique personal reflections and perspective on the world as a way of distinguishing ourselves in this new phase of our lives.

4 Reasons Why Our Longer Lives Are Going To Be A Blast

John Tarnoff | Posted 11.11.2014 | Fifty
John Tarnoff

Our generation is going to have a longer period in which to make a lasting impact. For some of us, it is going to mean that we're just going to be able to keep on going, and to maintain our direction and our output for longer.

Proof That Life Really Can Begin At 60

John Tarnoff | Posted 11.04.2014 | Fifty
John Tarnoff

For anyone who needs proof that life can begin at 60, last week's Encore Conference 2014 in Tempe, Arizona was the place to find it.

Meet 2 Boomers Making A Real Impact Through Their Encore Careers

John Tarnoff | Posted 10.24.2014 | Fifty
John Tarnoff

Encore.org is preparing to honor social entrepreneurs over 60 at next week's Encore Conference. Through recognizing these Boomer pioneers, I believe we will begin to define a better sense of what our generation is capable of in the coming decades, and, most importantly, to better persuade the rest of society just how important our continued leadership is going to be for everyone's collective future.

Why 'Retirement' Is A Dirty And Dangerous Word

John Tarnoff | Posted 12.21.2014 | Fifty
John Tarnoff

Retirement has gone from being an expected right and privilege to a broken promise and a cruel joke. No use crying over spilled milk, but let's stop talking about Retirement as if it's going to happen -- or at least as if it's going to happen the way they told us it was going to happen.

Preparing for the Future of Work and the (Integrated) Pursuit of Happiness

Sophie Wade | Posted 12.10.2014 | Women
Sophie Wade

In moving to more customized work situations, responsibility and accountability also shifts towards the individual.

Why Middle-Aged People Should Consider Going Back To School

John Tarnoff | Posted 12.02.2014 | Fifty
John Tarnoff

Everyone we know is going to give us advice and tell us what they think we should do, and what will be right for us. As tempting as it is to take the advice, it will likely completely screw us up. Dare to look the gift horses in the mouth: their well-intentioned sympathy may also mask their own fears that they are themselves only one step away from our scary situation.

An Encore Professor

Jay Halfond | Posted 10.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Jay Halfond

The choice to reinvent rather than retire is both exhilarating and daunting. Perhaps unique to academe, I can embark on this new career somewhat seamlessly within my own institution, within familiar surroundings.

How This Boomer Couple Found Love And Meaning By Backpacking The World

John Tarnoff | Posted 10.19.2014 | Fifty
John Tarnoff

Shifra Raz and Benny Rubinstein seem like just another happily retired couple living in Santa Monica, CA. Shifra was a teacher for much of her career, while Benny was trained as an engineer and worked as a project manager in the Southern California aerospace industry. Both Israeli immigrants to the U.S., they met and fell in love 17 years ago, on the heels of Shifra's divorce from her 31-year marriage.

A New Kind of Midlife Crisis for Women -- From Sea Turtles to Social Work

Amanda Orr | Posted 09.29.2014 | Women
Amanda Orr

Not only is it possible to turn a passion into a profession, it's even feasible to pursue a career in something you never even knew existed when you were starting out as a young professional.

Why I Want To Remain Twitter Illiterate

Laurie Levy | Posted 09.21.2014 | Fifty
Laurie Levy

I must confess I have hit my limit with technology. While finishing 'The Circle' by Dave Eggers on my Nook, I updated my Facebook fan page linked to important stuff. Then I sent out a Constant Contact newsletter asking people to 'like,' forward, subscribe to, and read my blog. Next I tried to fix my blog to make it more likable. Ok, not easy, but so far I'm getting it.

10 Steps from Job Interview to Job Offer

Susan P. Joyce | Posted 08.29.2014 | Business
Susan P. Joyce

Many employers view a job interview as something akin to an audition. This opportunity calls for your "A Game" and nothing less! So, dazzle them! Here's how.

How This Man Journeyed 7,000 Miles To Serve His Community

John Tarnoff | Posted 06.08.2014 | Fifty
John Tarnoff

The adage that 'all politics is local' might also apply to social entrepreneurship. Bhagwati (B.P.) Agrawal is a social entrepreneur with a stellar corporate track record who decided to pivot into the non-profit world to address dire circumstances 7,000 miles away in his home state of Rajasthan in India.

5 Ways You Look Out-Of-Date In Your Job Search

Susan P. Joyce | Posted 06.01.2014 | Fifty
Susan P. Joyce

Fortunately for most of us, a job search is NOT something we do often enough to be really skilled at it. So, when the time comes to find a new job, we must look at what is effective now -- not what worked when we last hunted for a job 2, 5, or 10 years ago.

Why It's So Important For Older Women To Share Their Stories

Suzanne Braun Levine | Posted 05.06.2014 | Fifty
Suzanne Braun Levine

During the 17 years I edited 'Ms.' I learned how to identify our history-in-the-making: if one woman is experiencing something, there are surely countless others who have been keeping quiet, convinced that they are either the only ones - or simply insane.

American Voices on Reinvention

Russell C. Smith | Posted 04.14.2014 | Impact
Russell C. Smith

Invention still pulls modern life forward into the fast-arriving future. But invention has existed long enough to be joined by reinvention.

Be Career Nimble Throughout Your Life

Caroline Dowd-Higgins | Posted 04.05.2014 | Business
Caroline Dowd-Higgins

No matter where you are in your lifetime career journey, you need to remember that you always have options and you can design your career trajectory.

5 Tips for a Lower-Key Approach to Thriving in the Holiday Season

Tara Fass | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Tara Fass

Here are 5 tips for what you can you do to take care of yourself and make feeling blue from a sense of loss of control more manageable?

Meet 7 People Over 60 Who Are Changing The World

Next Avenue | Richard Eisenberg | Posted 11.15.2013 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Richard Eisenberg Maybe you recall these Crosby Stills and Nash lyrics, as I do: We can change the world Rearrang...

A Painful Truth About Career Gaps

Johanna Wise | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Johanna Wise

Interviewers, human resource professionals, and people with whom you network may not understand your life choices. All you can do is clearly and compellingly articulate what you've learned and translate that into a benefit to employers.

4 Rewarding Alternatives To Retirement

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 10.31.2013 | Fifty

Sixty-five is no longer the magical age it once was, when you assumed you'd be able to retire and spend the rest of your life leisurely relaxing on a ...

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 ...

Carolyn Gregoire

This Couple Ditched Corporate America And Helped 30 Million Kids

HuffingtonPost.com | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 10.23.2013 | Impact

When Kay and Harry Leibowitz were newly dating, Kay attended an Ohio event held by World of Children, the global children's advocacy awards program Ha...

Why The Word 'Retire' Drives Me Crazy

Moira McGarvey | Posted 10.15.2013 | Fifty
Moira McGarvey

Much has been written about how boomers will never have enough money for retirement. When you think about it, how could most people ever save enough money from the age of 20-60 to support themselves an additional 20-40 years without working?