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3 Interview Tips To Help Give You the Edge

By Mary Eileen Williams Job applicants of maturity face extra challenges when they interview and these can create a number of questions and concerns. In fact, if you have an interview coming up, you may well be asking yourself the following: Will I be perceived as old, disinterested and...

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The Changing Aging Face of the Workforce

By Susan Williams When Booming Encore first launched, one of the early posts that was shared concerned some of the challenges that people over 50 may have in finding work. At that time, ageism was running rampant and anyone over the age of 50 was often considered out of date,...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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.

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