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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.

So You Just Lost Your Job After 50? Here Are 10 Ways to Move Forward
1 week ago

So You Just Lost Your Job After 50? Here Are 10 Ways to Move Forward

In the classic movie American Beauty, Lester explains to his daughter that he didn’t “lose” his job. He explains that if this were true, he could have found it again. If this were the case for all of us who’ve experienced losing a job, we wouldn’t be a SquarePeg and would have little need to read ahead. Read More

Starting an Encore Business? Chat with a Few Smart Millennials First
1 week ago

Starting an Encore Business? Chat with a Few Smart Millennials First

Human beings are naturally hard-wired to favor encounters and exchanges with like-minded people.

This website is proof positive of that inclination and it makes sense. Who else but another 60-something might grasp all (or most) of life’s intricacies than someone walking the very same journey? Read More

The 4 Top Tips to Becoming a REAL Thought Leader at Any Age
1 month ago

The 4 Top Tips to Becoming a REAL Thought Leader at Any Age

The market seems to have taken a sudden turn and now demands companies stand out in other ways. This is the time to get yourself established as the best thought leader in your field! Read More

5 Ways to Discover Your Skills and Start a New Career After 50
2 months ago

5 Ways to Discover Your Skills and Start a New Career After 50

The first phase in preparing for a job interview is to gain a better understanding of your own interests and single out what you bring to the table. This is a critical first step. Read More

Start Your New Career at 50: These Traits More Important Than Your Résumé
2 months ago

Start Your New Career at 50: These Traits More Important Than Your Résumé

It is well understood that hiring managers primarily choose a candidate based upon a perceived chemistry. How will this candidate fit into our culture? Will I want to be around them for the large amount of time I spend at work? Read More

Fact or Crap: What’s Real About Finding a Job After 50?
2 months ago

Fact or Crap: What’s Real About Finding a Job After 50?

So much is written about the search for work today. When it comes to finding a job after 50, much of it is helpful, but only some of it is true. Some consists of more myth and misunderstanding than fact. Read More

How Retirement Can Be a Big Audacious Encore
3 months ago

How Retirement Can Be a Big Audacious Encore

Times have changed. Few people today think of retirement as being “put out to pasture.” After all, day after day of hitting the golf course probably would get old very quickly. That’s why most people think of retirement as a chance to begin a new chapter in their lives. Read More

Forget the Golf Course! Your Local Coffee Shop May Spark Your Encore Career
3 months ago

Forget the Golf Course! Your Local Coffee Shop May Spark Your Encore Career

The way we conduct business keeps changing and will keep changing. It used to be the golf course was one of the best places to do business outside the office.
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Is “Retirement” an Offensive Word?
4 months ago

Is “Retirement” an Offensive Word?

The average retirement age in the U.S. is 63. The current life expectancy is 76.3 years for men and 81.2 years for women. Read More

Get Hired After 60: 7 Tips to Make a Fabulous First Impression
5 months ago

Get Hired After 60: 7 Tips to Make a Fabulous First Impression

It takes just seven seconds.

I’m sure you are already aware of how important first impressions are. But you may not be aware that the first impression is only a seven-second window of the initial meeting. Read More