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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.

The Advantage of Being an Older Worker: Exploring What Women Over 60 Bring to Businesses
2 months ago

The Advantage of Being an Older Worker: Exploring What Women Over 60 Bring to Businesses

It was a lively bunch. The 12 people in my class were from a smaller company that provides conference services. It had recently been purchased by a much larger global corporation in November 2016. Read More

Looking for a Job After 60? Here’s the Top 10 List of Interview Prep Techniques
3 months ago

Looking for a Job After 60? Here’s the Top 10 List of Interview Prep Techniques

If you are going to be interviewing for a job or a position that you really want, here are 10 things you can do to walk in prepared to win. Read More

Does Looking for Work After 60 Make You Ask, “What’s Wrong with Me?”
4 months ago

Does Looking for Work After 60 Make You Ask, “What’s Wrong with Me?”

Of course, the answer is, “Nothing.” There is nothing wrong with me just as there is nothing wrong with you – in case you were wondering. However, I am in the age group considered to be old and undesirable for employment. Read More

Looking for Job After 50? Here’s How to Make Your Resume Stand Out
5 months 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
5 months 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
5 months 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?
6 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
7 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
8 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
9 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