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3 Key Things That Will Transform Your Resume Into A Winner

Mary Eileen Williams | Posted 06.10.2014 | Fifty
Mary Eileen Williams

As a mature job-seeker, you are well aware that your resume has to be top notch. Not only does it need to make a dynamic first impression, it must also distinguish you from the competition and present your skills and experience in such a way that you are viewed as the ideal candidate for the job.

Why Work In Retirement? The 4 Types Of Working Retirees

Ken Dychtwald Ph.D. | Posted 06.06.2014 | Fifty
Ken Dychtwald Ph.D.

Can you imagine telling Bruce Springsteen that since he's 64, it's time to stop playing music? Or forcing 65-year-old fashion powerhouse Anna Wintour to retire? Should Warren Buffet leave investing to younger folks, since, after all, he is 83?

THIS Is How To Best Prepare For A Job Interview

Mary Eileen Williams | Posted 07.18.2014 | Fifty
Mary Eileen Williams

This is it! You've been called in for an interview with the hiring manager and you want to do your very best. Like many other aspects in life, the key to success is preparation. And one of the best ways to prepare is to thoroughly understand the hiring manager's true needs.

The Dirtiest Word You Can Hear In Corporate America

Arlene Schindler | Posted 07.02.2014 | Fifty
Arlene Schindler

Reorg: one of the dirtiest words in corporate lingo. Reorg implies streamlining, something good for everyone but in reality it leaves workers over the age of 50 out in the cold and jobless -- just ask most of my friends.

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.

7 Reasons Bosses Are Communicating With Their Young Employees' Parents More Than Ever

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 04.16.2014 | Fifty

Wasn't it enough when parents were calling college admissions counselors and coming along to make sure their kids signed up for the right college clas...

5 Ways You Look Out-Of-Date In Your Job Search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

How A Smart Misspelling Can Lead To LinkedIn Success

Susan P. Joyce | Posted 05.25.2014 | Fifty
Susan P. Joyce

Some names are spelled many different ways, and someone looking for you may not remember exactly which version of your name to use. LinkedIn's search function, now, is not adept at offering all the different variations of a way a name could be spelled.

The 6 Steps To A Successful Second Career

Nancy Berk, Ph.D. | Posted 05.20.2014 | Fifty
Nancy Berk, Ph.D.

When I left a career in academia to pursue humor writing, there were plenty of outspoken and silent skeptics questioning my motives. Why would a 40-something woman with a Ph.D. (and a clinical psychologist at that) walk away from a steady paycheck? What kind of woman, after years of training and building a résumé in science, would shift gears and pursue a future in comedy? The answers were simple.

How This Midlifer Reinvented Himself As A 'Pizzaiolo'

John Tarnoff | Posted 05.18.2014 | Fifty
John Tarnoff

Opening a hit restaurant has got to be one of our most enduring reinvention fantasies. Paul Giannone is one notable boomer who has actually done it. His Paulie Gee's in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, New York opened in 2010, and has gone on to be one of the top-reviewed and most beloved new pizzerias in the New York area.

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...

Avoid the LinkedIn Penalty Box

Susan P. Joyce | Posted 05.10.2014 | Business
Susan P. Joyce

To succeed on LinkedIn, devote some attention to understanding the rules, described below. The penalties associated with breaking them can negatively impact your visibility and ability to use LinkedIn successfully.

What 80% Of Employers Do Before Inviting You For An Interview

Susan P. Joyce | Posted 05.01.2014 | Fifty
Susan P. Joyce

Many job seekers have described to me that submitting a resume in today's job market is mostly a banging-their-head-against-a-wall, extremely frustrating waste of time. You want that resume to get you into an interview, but it doesn't. I think this could be why...

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...

The Risk I Was Willing To Take After Turning 50

Jeannie Borin | Posted 04.14.2014 | Fifty
Jeannie Borin

So many things had me start a business after turning fifty. I must have had something powerful hit me to work as hard as I did and want more. I am a college counselor and had an interest in everything college admissions, but it was more than that. I wanted to prove something to myself and the timing was right.

How One Man Ditched His Life Chasing A Corporate Carrot

John Tarnoff | Posted 04.13.2014 | Fifty
John Tarnoff

Over a century ago, a Parisian lawyer named Paul Gauguin chucked everything in the name of freedom and moved to Tahiti to become an artist. I don't know if Arnie Cogan is also an artist (he does list himself as a photographer...) but he is definitely a Boomer whose reinvention expresses the same quest for freedom.

Will More People Be Working Longer As They Live Longer?

Sara Rix | Posted 04.02.2014 | Fifty
Sara Rix

Before taking the leap into retirement, we need to give a lot of thought to how prepared we are for 20 or more years without a paycheck. The most important question, of course, involves income and expenditures, those we can anticipate and those that are harder to predict, such as long-term care. And will there be enough left over to pay for some of the fun things we have been looking forward to?

7 Steps To A Brand New You In Midlife

Jennifer Boykin | Posted 03.31.2014 | Fifty
Jennifer Boykin

Suppose you meant to make a change in your life. Perhaps you wanted to lose weight, or write a book. Perhaps you meant to develop a better exercise routine or finish a degree.

The Government's Latest Effort To Renege On Promises To Retirees

A. Barry Rand | Posted 03.29.2014 | Fifty
A. Barry Rand

With 10,000 people turning 65 every day, our nation should be doing everything possible to protect the pensions of those who have worked hard their entire lives and are counting on those benefits during their retirement years.

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 ...

10 Ways The Work Environment Is Nothing Like It Used To Be

Helene Cohen Bludman | Posted 01.24.2014 | Fifty
Helene Cohen Bludman

Oh my, how things have changed. That's what keeps running through my mind as my 20-something daughter describes the office culture at her brand new job. Long story short: her work environment bears little resemblance to my job when I was her age.

3 Powerful Keys For Moving Your Job Search Forward

Mary Eileen Williams | Posted 01.25.2014 | Fifty
Mary Eileen Williams

Want to find work fast? Even more, do you want to land a position that pays well and you will actually enjoy? You're likely thinking that achieving the above is next to impossible. After all, older job-seekers hear more than their share of discouraging news. But the statistics cited in these pieces are generalities. In truth, there's a lot you can do to maximize your own chances for success.

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...

Why Experience Can Actually Be A Liability In Your Job Hunt

Jeb Harrison | Posted 11.20.2013 | Fifty
Jeb Harrison

I had the strangest job interview the other day. After 30+ years in the workforce, this interview was by far the most enlightening, embarrassing, revealing and thought-provoking 30 minutes I've ever spent at the interrogation table.

Why Interning At 60 Is The New Retirement Plan

The Atlantic | SOPHIE QUINTON | Posted 09.06.2013 | Fifty

Nancy Diao works part time, for a small stipend, at a Bay Area education nonprofit. But at 60, Diao isn't your average intern. She's a former executiv...