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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.

What Does Professional Success Really Mean?
4 days ago

What Does Professional Success Really Mean?

By  •  Lifestyle

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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What Will You Do Differently This Year?
3 weeks ago

What Will You Do Differently This Year?

By  •  Lifestyle

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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What Skills Will You Use in the Second Half of Life?
1 month 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 Reasons Why Boomers Want to Work in Retirement
1 month 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 Surprising Things I Learned About Myself After Starting a Business in My 60s
2 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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5 Tips for Professional Reinvention After 60
2 months ago

5 Tips for Professional Reinvention After 60

What’s lovely about dipping in and out of the job market is that you always learn something new each time. In my current process of professional reinvention, I’ve picked up some new tips that have really served me well…
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Tips for Finding a Job After 60
4 months 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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How to Stay Fresh in Your Encore Career
4 months ago

How to Stay Fresh in Your Encore Career

There’s an old expression that seasoned college professors like to invoke about teaching: “The first year you get it wrong. The second year you fix it. And the third year you’re bored.” As I settle into my third year running my…
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My Professional Midlife Reinvention: How I Finally Found Fulfillment with a Job I Love
5 months ago

My Professional Midlife Reinvention: How I Finally Found Fulfillment with a Job I Love

I realize that’s not exactly a shocking admission for those out there who find their work to be fulfilling. But I’m well into middle age and have been working for the better part of three decades. And it’s only in the past few years, since I started…
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Why I Choose to Pay It Forward in the Work World
6 months ago

Why I Choose to Pay It Forward in the Work World

I got a call the other day from a friend who’s looking to change careers in midlife. Knowing that I was a fellow traveler, she wanted to set up a time for us to talk so that I could give her some advice. I probably get a call…
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