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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.

How to Get Organized for a Conference or Excursion
1 week ago

How to Get Organized for a Conference or Excursion

Many people in their 60s continue to attend workshops and classes to enhance their professional talents, learn new skills, network with others or experience the fun of a cooking class or a travel program. Read More

Job Interview Tips for Older Women: 10 Ways to Be Unforgettable
2 weeks ago

Job Interview Tips for Older Women: 10 Ways to Be Unforgettable

You’ve been invited to an interview and know that you’ll get just one shot at winning the position behind it. How do you plan for success? Read More

A Dissident is Born: Connie Reacts to Her Experience of Ageism in the Workplace
3 weeks ago

A Dissident is Born: Connie Reacts to Her Experience of Ageism in the Workplace

Stung by a Millennial colleague who’d branded her an old lady, Connie did not drown her sorrows in a glass of Chardonnay. She took stock of the sobering situation with characteristic determination. Read More

6 Powerful Ways to Communicate Without Saying Anything
1 month ago

6 Powerful Ways to Communicate Without Saying Anything

By  •  Lifestyle

One of the most powerful methods of communicating with one another is a through non-verbal language. Read More

Does Experience Matter? Connie’s Story About Ageism in the Workplace
2 months ago

Does Experience Matter? Connie’s Story About Ageism in the Workplace

Connie remembered the discomfort of her first business meeting.

A cocky college grad with a newly minted business degree, she entered the conference room tucked inside a bubble of scholastic self-confidence only to leave an hour later with a stunned sense of reality. Read More

Looking for a New Job After 60? You Can’t Always Get What You Want!
3 months ago

Looking for a New Job After 60? You Can’t Always Get What You Want!

After losing a job, it seems that everyone has somewhere to go each day but us. Driving next to others, they seem like they are on a mission to get to work to perform a job that we no longer have. Why them and not me, we would ask? Read More

The Art of War: Advice for Older Women in Business
3 months ago

The Art of War: Advice for Older Women in Business

“Business is war.” So says Kevin O’Leary, billionaire businessman and regular participant in the wildly successful U.S. TV program, Shark Tank. Read More

Finding Work After 50 Takes Action! Here’s How to Get Started
4 months ago

Finding Work After 50 Takes Action! Here’s How to Get Started

After we lose a job, it seems that everyone has somewhere to go each day but us. Driving next to others, they appear to be on a mission to get to work to perform a job that we don’t have. “Why them and not me,” we would ask. Read More

How to Redefine Yourself When You Are Made Redundant
4 months ago

How to Redefine Yourself When You Are Made Redundant

By  •  Mindset

I’m about to lose my job. It’s a long story, but the Reader’s Digest version is that I work for a large, British NGO in London that just lost a big chunk of its government funding.

As a result of that decision, my entire department is being shut down at the end of July. Read More

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