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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.

1 month ago

9 Benefits Boomer Women Can Find in an Encore Career

For many elder boomers, like me, the outdated model of retirement isn’t a good fit today. We’re healthier and living longer than prior generations. Most of us don’t want to just sit in a porch rocking chair gazing at the sunset…

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1 month ago

Are You Retired and Need/Want to Go Back to Work? Advice from a Career Coach!

Some retired women want to start a business, others want to go back into the workplace but in an entirely new field. Others want a pleasant or fun job to generate some extra money for vacations or special projects. Some women…

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5 months ago

New to Career Reinvention? Just Dive In!

A friend of mine called for some career advice recently. She’s about to make a radical shift: after more than 20 years in the fashion industry, she’s becoming a detective. She went through a grueling selection process. But she made it through to the other side…

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7 months ago

A New Career Path in My 60s

The post-divorce era is no doubt a time for reflection, certainly a time of change, and likely a crossroads of where one has been, and what comes next. Sage advice is not to make any major life changing decisions for at least a year after…

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7 months ago

6 Powerful Ways to Communicate Without Saying Anything

One of the most powerful methods of communicating with one another is a through non-verbal language. Whether you’re at a networking event, meeting with a recruiter or in a critically important interview, it’s important that your body…

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10 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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10 months ago

Are You a Failed Retiree? Check Out These 5 Fun and Profitable Business Ideas

Oh, blissful retirement! Is it a reality or is it a myth? You planned it all out – endless vacations, hobbies you finally have time for, and no alarms ringing at the crack of dawn. And voila! You finally retire! But instead of relaxation and joy, you find restlessness…

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10 months ago

7 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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11 months ago

Midlife Is the Time to Discover What’s Really Important

I wonder if you’re noticing the same trends I’m seeing about how people now view work. I’m seeing a changing definition of success. When I started working in the 70s, success seemed to be defined as how quickly you could climb…

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11 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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