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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.

Start Your New Career at 50: These Traits More Important Than Your Résumé
6 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?
6 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
7 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
7 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?
8 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
8 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

Are You Wearing a Costume to Work? Maybe it’s Time for an Encore Career!
9 months ago

Are You Wearing a Costume to Work? Maybe it’s Time for an Encore Career!

I ran into a former colleague at a party recently. He told me that despite having a prestigious and well-paying job in the private sector, he felt like he needed to move on from his current position because he’s been wearing a “costume” to work for the past two years. Read More

Discover the Power of Weak Ties to Rejuvenate Your Career After 50
12 months ago

Discover the Power of Weak Ties to Rejuvenate Your Career After 50

You are probably wondering, “What the heck are weak ties and how can they help me rejuvenate my career?” Most of us who are in the second half of life have had a hiccup or two within our careers sometime during the last 15 years. That includes me. Read More

Why Your 60s Are the Best Time to Start a Business
1 year ago

Why Your 60s Are the Best Time to Start a Business

Retirement has changed. A lot. Today it is more about transitions, rather than endings; more of a journey rather than a milestone. Read More

Tough Career Ending? Bounce Back and Get Ready for Retirement!
1 year ago

Tough Career Ending? Bounce Back and Get Ready for Retirement!

I am not the only person I know in my sixties who had a bad work experience at the end of their career. One friend was in his hospital bed after cancer surgery when his boss told him he was being forced to retire. Another friend worked for years as a successful paramedic and was then given the worst shifts in attempts to squeeze him out. Read More