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The Quest for Joy: It Isn't As Elusive As You Think

Ritu_Sharma | Posted 07.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Ritu_Sharma

Whether you're someone transitioning into a new phase of your life or someone just starting out on the career path after graduation day, "What would bring me joy?" is a question worth asking. And if down the road that joy starts to wane, be ready to ask again.

Mercury Retrograde Ends on July 1st: 5 Ways to Re-Take Control of Your Life!

Larry Schwimmer | Posted 06.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Larry Schwimmer

Strike up the band and break out the champagne because on July 1st Mercury retrograde is officially over. The planet Mercury goes "direct." Say hallelujah!

App-maker, App-maker, Make Me a Match

Jamie Silverman | Posted 06.06.2014 | Technology
Jamie Silverman

If you're on Tinder, the idea of using Tinder-like techniques to find a job might make you cringe. On the other hand, you might think of this as a great opportunity to level the playing field and to remove the "who you know" factor from the job search.

Your Career at 50: Challenges of the Middle Aged Career Search

Mark Wayman | Posted 07.09.2014 | Business
Mark Wayman

Having challenges as a middle aged job seeker? You have come to the right place.

The Challenges of Finding Employment as a 52-Year-Old Transgender Woman

Rebecca Pell | Posted 06.26.2014 | Gay Voices
Rebecca Pell

Getting a meaningful job seems unattainable right now. I can't change things that are beyond my control. I can't change the fact that I'm 52, and that I'm transsexual with a voice like a guy.

Be Found to Be Hired: The 20 Best Keywords for Your Job Search

Susan P. Joyce | Posted 06.14.2014 | Business
Susan P. Joyce

Without the right keywords, your profiles (and you) are invisible, regardless of how well-qualified you might be for the job you want, because your resume may never be seen by a recruiter.

A Shorter Job Search in 9 Steps

Susan P. Joyce | Posted 06.07.2014 | Business
Susan P. Joyce

Have a VERY GOOD answer for the question, "What are you looking for?"

5 Things You Should Know About Job Recruiters

Susan P. Joyce | Posted 05.31.2014 | Business
Susan P. Joyce

Don't expect a recruiter to look at your resume and immediately understand where you would fit into their organization or to suggest which career path you should choose. They don't know you well enough, and they aren't mind readers (fortunately!).

5 Subtle Yet Real Signs Age Discrimination Is Happening To You

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 03.12.2014 | Fifty

A recent Craigslist ad looking for writers for an online publication called the Seattle Star included this language: "we need young, enthusiastic, fle...

Learning to Love My Unemployed Self

Katie Gibson | Posted 05.06.2014 | Politics
Katie Gibson

I had everything. I had the perfect apartment, the perfect lifestyle (whatever that even means), the perfect husband, the perfect dog, the perfect job. I was bouncy lollipops and rainbows happy. That is, until it all fell apart faster than you can say downsizing.

Is Rhett Butler Now in 'Right Work'?

Leni Miller | Posted 05.04.2014 | Impact
Leni Miller

Right Work At Any Age: "Youth is not always... wasted on the young!" Who doesn't remember the steamy scene in the 1939 film rendition of Margaret Mit...

The 5 New Rules For Landing A Job In Today's Market

Susan P. Joyce | Posted 04.28.2014 | Fifty
Susan P. Joyce

I hear from many 'older' job seekers these days who are frustrated with today's job search process. They are convinced that their 'advanced age' (30, 40, 50, or more) is causing them problems. I think they could be right, but NOT, perhaps, for the reason they think...

Hurray! MERCURY Retrograde Is Over: 10 Things to Do Immediately

Larry Schwimmer | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Larry Schwimmer

Enjoy this period of sanity when the world is no longer going haywire - that is - until February 6, 2014 when the next Mercury retrograde begins. Until then, get busy. You have some things to do.

How Do People Really Get Jobs?

Roger Wright | Posted 10.15.2013 | Business
Roger Wright

"It was the story in your book about Dr. Martin Luther King tossing the baseball to the little suburban kid." "Wait... what? THAT was the missing pie...

The Hiring Guru: Trick or Treat?

David Jensen | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
David Jensen

Don't dismiss your gut instinct; it is often the best indicator. But again, the potential employee may surprise you, (for better OR worse) so don't solely rely on intuition. Testing supports your instinct. Test, test, test.

How to Nail a Job Interview in 5 Steps

Lindsey Kesel | Posted 01.23.2014 | Hawaii
Lindsey Kesel

With a little forethought, a bit of practice and the right attitude, you can walk away from that office expecting a good news phone call in the near future.

In Job Search, Is More Still Better?

Roger Wright | Posted 12.09.2013 | Business
Roger Wright

Looking for work? More work? Better work? Work that pays what you used earn? Then it makes sense to apply for as many jobs as you can find. Right? Follow up on every lead. Selling anything, even yourself, comes down to the numbers. And more is better. Or is it?

6 Social Media Updates That Turn Off Recruiters

U.S. News And World Report | Hannah Morgan | Posted 09.29.2013 | Fifty

Employers will scope you out online at some point during the screening and hiring process. What you consider hidden behind a curtain of privacy may no...

Using LinkedIn to Find an Internship or Job

Jason Boucher | Posted 11.10.2013 | College
Jason Boucher

It's a social network, job board, resume, and Rolodex all wrapped into one dynamic and incredible free tool. But just being on LinkedIn is not enough... your profile needs to stand out.

10 Best Cities For Post-50 Job Seekers

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Posted 09.09.2013 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com The good news: The unemployment rate for older workers is dropping. According the Bureau of Labor Statistics, it now ...

Semi-Retirement Jobs With Great Benefits

Next Avenue | Nancy Collamer | Posted 09.01.2013 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Nancy Collamer If you’re thinking about working part-time during retirement, you’ve likely heard that finding go...

If You Wouldn't Eat Cereal With a Fork, Why Would You Use Social Media for a Job Search?

Steve Dalton | Posted 10.14.2013 | Business
Steve Dalton

Some social media tools simply do not apply to the job search. It's like using a fork to eat cereal -- theoretically it could be done, but neither effectively nor efficiently.

Maybe You Should Have Gone to Trade School

Rachel Ryan | Posted 10.08.2013 | Business
Rachel Ryan

For the sake of both education and the economy, it's high time we reconsider the premium we, as a society, place on such a costly piece of paper that has become a greater testament to four years of boozing it up in the frat rather than four years in the stacks.

Finding the Sweet Spot in Life Can Be More Than Just a Dream

The University of Central Florida Forum | Posted 09.30.2013 | College
The University of Central Florida Forum

I think that finding a career fit is very much like my childhood dream of flying. It may be frightening at first, but once you go for it, and find a good fit (your sweet spot), you do it naturally, with a passion and a purpose, and can actually live the dream!

3 Big Time-Wasters That Are Sabotaging Your Job Search

Mary Eileen Williams | Posted 09.28.2013 | Fifty
Mary Eileen Williams

One of the best ways to find work quickly is to avoid the big three time-wasters that may well be sabotaging your efforts. Take a moment to ask yourself the following questions and be as honest as possible.