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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.

Fighting from Within: Connie’s Big Move Against Corporate Ageism
7 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
7 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

4 Tips for Finding a Job After 60
8 months ago

4 Tips for Finding a Job After 60

Many people are working well beyond the traditional retirement age, partly out of necessity and partly because they still want to contribute and are not ready to retire. Read More

Finding a Job After 60: 5 Tools That Can Help You Craft Your Personal Elevator Pitch
8 months ago

Finding a Job After 60: 5 Tools That Can Help You Craft Your Personal Elevator Pitch

Ah, the elevator pitch. That magically concise statement of your background, experience and ambition, all neatly trimmed down to 30 seconds, which can, rendered persuasively, land you your next job. Read More

How to Get Organized for a Conference or Excursion
8 months 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
9 months 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
9 months 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
10 months 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
10 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!
11 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

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