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.

2 days ago

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. Whether you’ve been laid off, you’re retired and looking…

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6 days 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. For instance, there could be severance pay…

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4 weeks ago

How to Create the Much Needed “White Space”

It’s always gratifying when the book you happen to pick up off the shelf is *exactly* the book you need to be reading. So it was with Dorie Clark’s The Long Game: How to be a Long Term Thinker in a Short-Term World. Allow me to set the scene…

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2 months ago

Want to Feel Relevant After 60? Serve on a School Board

Community service is a great way to put to use our six decades of wisdom, and typically any locality will offer plenty of opportunities for volunteers of all ages. But if you want to really amp up your impact, consider rolling your volunteering energy…

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2 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. About 25 hundred years ago, the Chinese sage Sun Tzu (pronounced “SUN Zuh”) wrote a classic military text…

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2 months ago

6 Useful Networking Groups for Women Over 60

In many ways, networking was simpler before computers and the Internet. We met like-minded people face to face, and job hunting involved a personal exchange with a recruiter. Remember paper resumes? We joined interest groups and shared…

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3 months ago

7 Home Business Ideas for Food Lovers

There are people who thrive on takeout and then there are gourmands. If you have a passion for trying out new cuisines, dabbling in the kitchen, and producing works of culinary art, you have the option of using your hobby to your advantage…

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3 months 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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3 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 in our community college district, and I’m looking forward…

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5 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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