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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.

How to Dress Successfully for a Portfolio Career as a Boomer Woman
7 months ago

How to Dress Successfully for a Portfolio Career as a Boomer Woman

One of the joys of embracing a portfolio career later in life is that it provides an opportunity to integrate different strands of your professional identity. One challenge I didn’t foresee was how to assemble a wardrobe to complement those multiple selves. Read More

5 Reasons Why Boomers Want to Work in Retirement
7 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 unpack the issue of Boomers choosing not to stop working. Read More

Embracing a Portfolio Career Later in Life
11 months ago

Embracing a Portfolio Career Later in Life

A year or so before I broke up with my therapist, I arrived at one of our bi-monthly sessions one day, plopped myself down, and announced that we’d be discussing career change. It was a few months after I’d been laid off from my job, and I was beginning to contemplate my next professional move. Read More

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

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

I’ve got a confession to make: For the first time in my life, I’m enjoying work.

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 months that I wake up and truly look forward to the day ahead. Read More

Looking for a Job After 60? Career Expert Kerry Hannon Offers Some Useful Advice!
12 months ago

Looking for a Job After 60? Career Expert Kerry Hannon Offers Some Useful Advice!

Money is a hot-button topic.  Most people would rather admit to having an affair than that they have credit card debt! So, I set out to find an expert who could offer no-nonsense advice, just for women over 60. Kerry Hannon is just such an expert. Read More

The Advantage of Being an Older Worker: Exploring What Women Over 60 Bring to Businesses
1 year ago

The Advantage of Being an Older Worker: Exploring What Women Over 60 Bring to Businesses

It was a lively bunch. The 12 people in my class were from a smaller company that provides conference services. It had recently been purchased by a much larger global corporation in November 2016. Read More

Looking for a Job After 60? Here’s the Top 10 List of Interview Prep Techniques
1 year ago

Looking for a Job After 60? Here’s the Top 10 List of Interview Prep Techniques

If you are going to be interviewing for a job or a position that you really want, here are 10 things you can do to walk in prepared to win. Read More

Does Looking for Work After 60 Make You Ask, “What’s Wrong with Me?”
1 year ago

Does Looking for Work After 60 Make You Ask, “What’s Wrong with Me?”

Of course, the answer is, “Nothing.” There is nothing wrong with me just as there is nothing wrong with you – in case you were wondering. However, I am in the age group considered to be old and undesirable for employment. Read More

Looking for Job After 50? Here’s How to Make Your Resume Stand Out
1 year ago

Looking for Job After 50? Here’s How to Make Your Resume Stand Out

Thought that you were done writing when you finished your resume? Unfortunately, you must think again about that one. Read More

Ageism in the Age of Automation
1 year ago

Ageism in the Age of Automation

Why Older Adults Have the Most to Lose from the Coming Technological Revolution… and What to Do About it!

Ageism is real and it’s about to get a lot worse. That’s the simple conclusion that I have come to after researching and thinking about the impact that automation is going to have on society in the coming decades. Read More