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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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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.

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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?

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Job Search: Know What You Want To Get What You Want

By Mary Eileen Williams In a job search… clarity equals confidence… 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. People typically spend...

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Changing Wardrobe – Changing Times

By Susan Williams I like to think that I’ve been pretty good about keeping my wardrobe current.  When I began my career in the 1980’s, the movie Working Girl set the stage for what I wore to work. With the big shoulder pads in my suit jackets and the...

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