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Finding a Job After 50

5 Ways To Pinpoint The Type Of Job That Will Keep You Satisfied

Mary Eileen Williams | Posted 08.15.2014 | Fifty
Mary Eileen Williams

As the old saying goes: if you aren't clear about what you want, how can you possibly know when you've got it? Nothing could represent that tried and true statement more than a job search.

Why So Many Older Unemployed Workers Can't Find A Job

Sara Rix | Posted 06.20.2014 | Fifty
Sara Rix

He remembers the exact date -- November 30, 2008. That is when Hue Galloway of New Britain, Connecticut was laid off with just a week's notice from his job repairing printers and computers throughout the state. His annual evaluations, he said, had been good -- 30 years of experience and 'never a bad review,' but that didn't keep him from being let go without any real explanation.

What to Know Before You Get Fired or Laid Off

Next Avenue | Posted 11.03.2012 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Donna Ballman So you hate your job and are ready to quit. Or you think you’re about to lose your position because ...

2 Simple Rules For Happiness

Jody Gastfriend | Posted 12.17.2012 | Fifty
Jody Gastfriend

Through my work I come in contact with many folks who feel stuck. I hear their stories and see that their spirits are depleted. I work to help them solve problems related to senior relatives who need assistance but I also wish I could help them get out of their job ruts. Yet how do you get un-stuck when you have mouths to feed and a mortgage to pay?

6 Networking Mistakes To Avoid In Your Job Hunt

Paul Bernard | Posted 12.16.2012 | Fifty
Paul Bernard

A new client came to me and said that he was an excellent networker because he had 500+ connections on LinkedIn. I told him that he wasn't networking -- he was simply a social networking junkie.

Ann Brenoff

12 Things I Learned From Getting Laid Off In My 60s

HuffingtonPost.com | Ann Brenoff | Posted 10.12.2012 | Fifty

I've been a journalist my entire working life. I've been a writer, an editor, and a nationally syndicated columnist for a major print daily. I can eve...

'Set For Life': Film Profiles Boomers Struggling With Unemployment

Susan Sipprelle | Posted 12.09.2012 | Fifty
Susan Sipprelle

I thought I was set for life is the most common phrase I heard in interviews with older Americans who lost their jobs as a result of the recent recession. Over their careers, they had received promotions, praise, and bonuses. Then one day, sometime after the economic downturn began in 2008, they were told they were no longer needed and ushered out the door.

Don't Mention Woodstock -- And 12 Other Unconventional Job Search Tips

Bill Kelley | Posted 12.03.2012 | Fifty
Bill Kelley

Facial hair. This is tricky. Acceptable, but it often comes in grayer than the hair on your head and instead of looking "fashionable" you look "homeless" or "hung over." The one exception is a soul patch. Don't do it unless you're interviewing for bass player in a jazz band.

From Books To Birthing: One Woman's Radical Post 50 Career Change

Debra Ollivier | Posted 05.26.2012 | Fifty
Debra Ollivier

Sheri Solin was a self-proclaimed type-A personality who, after working as a book editor for decades, did an about-face in her early 60s and became a doula, helping women give birth.

My Second Act Fulfilled Me In A Way My First Career Couldn't

John A. Anderson | Posted 05.13.2012 | Fifty
John A. Anderson

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.

Life & Happiness: Bouncing Back From A Pink Slip

The Huffington Post | Laura Rowley | Posted 02.27.2012 | Fifty

The February employment report comes out this week, and economists are hoping for more good news on the job front. In January, the unemployment rate f...

The Number One Tip For Your Post 50 Job Search

Nicholas Lore | Posted 04.11.2012 | Fifty
Nicholas Lore

Many believe it's nearly impossible to land a great job after age 50, especially in today's tight job market. That point-of-view is not necessarily the truth.

Customization: Your Key to Job Search Success!

Mary Eileen Williams | Posted 04.10.2012 | Fifty
Mary Eileen Williams

Older candidates need to clearly demonstrate their fit for the position, the ways their skills and experience will benefit the manager's goals, and how they, as unique individuals, will add value to the organization.

The Nextnik Episode 2: Letting Loose On The Second Act Path

Posted 01.28.2012 | Fifty

In the second episode of Mike Kravinsky's new web series 'The Nextnik,' Larry Zimmerman -- a recently-laid-off Post 50 -- visits his friend Mark, who ...

WATCH: New Comedy Focuses On Post 50 Reinvention

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.21.2012 | Fifty

Meet Larry Zimmerman, a 55-year-old executive who has been with the same company for 25 years. Without warning, Larry is fired from his job and is lef...