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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.

Put Your Talents Back to Work After 60 and Beyond
3 days ago

Put Your Talents Back to Work After 60 and Beyond

People transition into retirement in different ways. Some, like professors and therapists, can gradually cut back on their workload. Others enjoy their retirement party and then choose not to have anything to do with their previous career…
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Over 60 and Looking for a Job? Here’s 10 Tips to Get You Started
2 weeks ago

Over 60 and Looking for a Job? Here’s 10 Tips to Get You Started

Looking for a job in your 60s can be a real challenge. For starters, you may not have expected to be in a position to have to look for work at this age. A six-year increase to the women’s state pension age in less than 10 years is a huge shift…
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10 Pros and Cons of an Encore Career After 60
2 months ago

10 Pros and Cons of an Encore Career After 60

The concept of an “encore career” is spearheaded by the US non-profit called Encore.org. If you come to this article wondering what on earth I am talking about…
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Returning to Your Career in Your 50s and 60s – the Good and the Bad Exposed!
2 months ago

Returning to Your Career in Your 50s and 60s – the Good and the Bad Exposed!

When I was younger and had children arriving about every two years, I left my career. Because I’m a lawyer, I referred to it as laying down the law. I even wrote a book about it called Coming Home to Raise Your Children…
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3 Things You Need to Know About Being “Let Go” After 50
2 months ago

3 Things You Need to Know About Being “Let Go” After 50

Were you “let go” – or fired or displaced – after 50? Does it even matter what they called it? Well… yes and no. There are several differences between being “let go,” being fired, or even being displaced…

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3 Types of Mindsets a Mature Woman Can Embrace When Pursuing Professional Reinvention
4 months ago

3 Types of Mindsets a Mature Woman Can Embrace When Pursuing Professional Reinvention

At this point in my life, I like to believe that I pretty much know what I think about professional reinvention. As a veteran of several career changes, I’ve given a lot of thought…
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Going Back to Work as a Mature Woman Gives Me 4 Things I Never Had When I Was Younger
5 months 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…
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Facing Ageism When Looking for Employment After 60? Don’t Stop Looking – Try Temping!
6 months ago

Facing Ageism When Looking for Employment After 60? Don’t Stop Looking – Try Temping!

Many of us who are of a certain age find ourselves looking for new employment. The reasons are many and varied. What we all have in common though is the reaction we get when we apply for a new position…
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So You Just Lost Your Job After 50? Here Are 10 Ways to Move Forward
7 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 square peg and would have little need to read ahead. Read More

Finding Purpose in the Encore Years: If You Can’t Do It the Easy Way… There’s Always the Creative One!
7 months ago

Finding Purpose in the Encore Years: If You Can’t Do It the Easy Way… There’s Always the Creative One!

“True happiness involves the full use of one’s power and talents.” — John Gardner. My friend Laurie just retired. At first she was worried. After 35 years teaching at a university, suddenly she no longer had to set her alarm to get up in the morning…
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