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Encore Careers

As we reach our 60s, more and more women are starting encore careers. Not satisfied to “age gracefully,” we are going back to school, becoming nurses, painters and teachers. If you are thinking about starting a new career, we have some tools to help you get started.

Looking for Job After 50? Here’s How to Make Your Resume Stand Out
4 weeks ago

Looking for Job After 50? Here’s How to Make Your Resume Stand Out

Thought that you were done writing when you finished your resume? Unfortunately, you must think again about that one. Read More

Ageism in the Age of Automation
1 month ago

Ageism in the Age of Automation

Why Older Adults Have the Most to Lose from the Coming Technological Revolution… and What to Do About it!

Ageism is real and it’s about to get a lot worse. That’s the simple conclusion that I have come to after researching and thinking about the impact that automation is going to have on society in the coming decades. Read More

Starting a Salary Negotiation After 50? Understand Your BATNA
1 month ago

Starting a Salary Negotiation After 50? Understand Your BATNA

Starting a salary negotiation in your 50s or 60s can be a terrifying prospect. In many ways, it is like negotiating a salary increase at any other age – you worry about hurting your reputation with your boss, feel awkward about asking for a raise and worry that doing so will hurt your prospects at the company. Read More

Am I Ready for Retirement? Should I Stay or Should I Go Now?
2 months ago

Am I Ready for Retirement? Should I Stay or Should I Go Now?

Maybe I Should Use a Recruiter?

Deep into your job search, it becomes critical to use every asset available to you. One of the bridges you’ll most likely approach will have you cross over to the dark side. Read More

Let’s Challenge Our Assumptions About Age and Gender Bias
3 months ago

Let’s Challenge Our Assumptions About Age and Gender Bias

Do you sometimes feel invisible? Do you sometimes feel that your opinions don’t matter? Me, too. I have some suggestions for you, but first, a little context. Read More

5 Tips for Professional Reinvention After 60
4 months ago

5 Tips for Professional Reinvention After 60

As a veteran of more than one career change – and on the verge of another – I’ve come to think of myself as a bit of an expert in this area. Read More

Common Resume and Interview Mistakes You Don’t Want to Make in Your 60s
5 months ago

Common Resume and Interview Mistakes You Don’t Want to Make in Your 60s

Imagine how many candidates are reviewed by recruiters and hiring managers annually. Now, imagine how many of them bring their biggest personality quirks and issues into the room. This happens at the resume and cover letter stage and most often in the interview meeting, if you got one. Read More

It’s Never Too Late to Find Love and a New Career
6 months ago

It’s Never Too Late to Find Love and a New Career

We go through life constantly wondering. When will it happen? When will I find the right man or partner or that next job or career? We’re always wanting and waiting, but never feeling sure or complete. Perhaps 2018 is your time to find what you are looking for. Read More

Fighting from Within: Connie’s Big Move Against Corporate Ageism
6 months ago

Fighting from Within: Connie’s Big Move Against Corporate Ageism

The following is part three of Connie’s story. Go to Part One and Part Two if you have missed the previous installments.

Finding research on ageism in the workplace: easy. Uncovering how individual companies were solving the issue: nearly impossible. Read More

Finding a Job After 60: How to Write a Cover Letter that Helps You Stand Out
6 months ago

Finding a Job After 60: How to Write a Cover Letter that Helps You Stand Out

Thought that you were done writing when you finished your resume? Unfortunately, you have to think again about that one. Read More

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