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Are You Ready to Play in the “Gig Economy” in Your Retirement? - By Joe Casey Retirement is clearly changing. For decades in the U.S., it was commonly seen as a period of leisure following a long career. But today, work is playing a larger role in retirement. And it is for a variety of reasons, some driven by economics and some by the pursuit of satisfaction – or a […]
Baby Boomer Job Search: Lost In Cyberspace - By Mary Eileen Williams One of the best ways to find work quickly is to avoid one of the biggest time-wasters that may well be sabotaging your efforts. Take a moment to ask yourself this question…. Are you lost in cyberspace? Studies show that, despite all of the job boards and websites, a minimum of […]
Sparking Up a Stalled Job Search - By Mary Eileen Williams Has your job search stalled? If you are like millions of middle-aged jobseekers, you have been out there for awhile and have likely run into your share of unforeseen roadblocks and discouraging near misses. According to figures cited by the AARP Public Policy Institute, most mature applicants can figure on about […]
How To Make An Amazing First Impression - By Mary Eileen Williams As a post-50 jobseeker, you’re likely to encounter a number of preconceptions regarding your energy, enthusiasm and commitment to a new position. Mature applicants need to present themselves as can-do candidates who are confident in their skills and enthusiastic about the opportunity.
Planning to Work in Retirement? Why You May Need a Backup Plan - An estimated whopping 66% of baby boomers are already or are planning on working past the traditional retirement age of 65. But baby boomers beware. Just because this is what you have planned, it may not actually reflect your reality.
The Invisible Value of Experience - In the movie Sully, Captain Sullenberger combined his 42 years of experience together in seconds as he made decisions that ultimately sealed the fate of all the people on board. But how do you put a value on experience when it's so often it's invisible?