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.

1 week ago

Retirement or Life Purpose: What Makes You Tick After 60?

“I’m winding down and she’s winding up.” A comment hubby tells people all the time. Yes, he is looking to finish up his law caseload and does not take on new clients; I am excitedly growing my clientele. Every time a potential new client contacts me, I am thrilled…

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2 weeks ago

Going Back to Work as a Mature Woman Gives Me 4 Things I Never Had When I Was Younger

As I gathered my briefcase, purse, and lunch from my car and headed up to my office this morning, I remembered I’d be welcoming a new co-worker today. She comes from another campus in our community college district, and I’m looking forward…

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2 months ago

The Older Entrepreneur: Is It Ever Too Late?

Is it ever too late to start a business? The data shows that the highest rate of entrepreneurship worldwide is in the 55-64 age group and the over-50 age group is twice as likely to be successful. Sometimes people newly retiring from a fast-paced career find retirement…

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3 months ago

Is LinkedIn Helping or Hurting Caregivers in Latest Platform Update? (VIDEO)

LinkedIn is introducing features to its platform that will allow family caregivers to self-identify with titles such as “stay-at-home” mom or dad. People could also label their unemployment gaps to denote when they were on parental leave…

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3 months ago

Is a Gap Year Right for You?

If you’re having a late-blooming midlife crisis, maybe you need time away from whatever it is you’re doing, especially if that’s sitting around feeling mildly depressed. Try something new or revisit something you used to enjoy. Give it a year – or don’t set an end date…

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3 months ago

What Does Professional Success Really Mean?

It wasn’t so long ago that I would have answered with a categorical “No.” After 30 years of zig-zagging in and out of assorted career paths, trying them on and then – Goldilocks-style – deciding they didn’t quite fit, I’ve never felt like a professional success…

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4 months ago

What Will You Do Differently This Year?

When I open my online workshops these days, I often put the following directive on the screen: “In chat, tell us something you’ll do differently in 2021.” It’s meant to be a conversation starter before we begin the business of the day. Lately, however, I’ve been…

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4 months ago

What Skills Will You Use in the Second Half of Life?

Have you thought about what kind of skills you want to carry with you into the second half of your life? Have you thought about the skills you wish to leave behind? Do you know the difference between your talents and skills?

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5 months ago

5 Reasons Why Boomers Want to Work in Retirement

If I asked you to provide some reasons as to why many Boomers want to continue working in retirement, the most frequent answer would be, “for the money.” I don’t doubt that is the main motive, but I would like to further…

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5 months ago

5 Surprising Things I Learned About Myself After Starting a Business in My 60s

If you have been thinking about starting your dream business, declare that this is the year to develop your plan and move your idea forward. When many women approach midlife and beyond, they sometimes allow…

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