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3 Key Ways to Counteract Ageism In Your Job Search - By Mary Eileen Williams If you are a jobseeker over 50 you are likely to be feeling frustrated by the lack of opportunities in the market that are open to you. There is little doubt that age bias is out there. In fact, many younger employers hold three main objections to hiring mature workers: They […]
The Retirement Discussion Dilemma - By Susan Williams You are thinking about retirement and would like to transition into it. Maybe working part time to start would be great. Or even just having some more flexibility in your hours would be a bonus. Your employer realizes that you’re getting close to retirement and would like to retain your skills or […]
Older Workers Watch Your Head – Breaking Through the Gray Ceiling - You may have heard of the glass ceiling - but are you familiar with the term gray ceiling? Unfortunately for many older workers this term is a reality. But many of the stereotypes about older workers are wrong and this ceiling needs to be broken.
The Pros and Cons of Being A Globe-Trotting Freelance Writer - By Kevin Casey Being a wandering writer is an incredibly rewarding experience but like any life choice, it comes with its ups and downs. Here are just some of the pros and cons of being a nomadic writer out in the real world.
Reinventing Your Career in Your 50’s and 60’s - By Gary Foreman Although he began serving food out of his gas station twenty years earlier, it wasn’t until his 60’s that Harlan Sanders began franchising Kentucky Fried Chicken. While it might have been unusual to think of reinventing yourself in 1955, today many people in their 50s and 60s are taking on new career […]
Rediscovering Passion In An Encore Career - When you’re looking down the barrel of a possible three or four decade long retirement, sitting around doing nothing all day will definitely not sustain you. So what should you do? Well, here are some great examples of how some people are reinventing themselves in their encore careers. From wine maker, marijuana grower to music […]