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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.

6 years ago

Common Resume and Interview Mistakes You Don’t Want to Make in Your 60s

Imagine how many candidates are reviewed by recruiters and hiring managers annually. Now, imagine how many of them bring their biggest personality quirks and issues into the room. This happens at the resume and cover letter stage and most often in the interview meeting, if you got one. Read More

6 years ago

It’s Never Too Late to Find Love and a New Career

We go through life constantly wondering. When will it happen? When will I find the right man or partner or that next job or career? We’re always wanting and waiting, but never feeling sure or complete. Perhaps 2018 is your time to find what you are looking for. Read More

6 years ago

Fighting from Within: Connie’s Big Move Against Corporate Ageism

The following is part three of Connie’s story. Go to Part One and Part Two if you have missed the previous installments.

Finding research on ageism in the workplace: easy. Uncovering how individual companies were solving the issue: nearly impossible. Read More

6 years ago

Finding a Job After 60: How to Write a Cover Letter that Helps You Stand Out

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

6 years ago

Finding a Job After 60: 5 Tools That Can Help You Craft Your Personal Elevator Pitch

Ah, the elevator pitch. That magically concise statement of your background, experience and ambition, all neatly trimmed down to 30 seconds, which can, rendered persuasively, land you your next job. Read More

6 years ago

Job Interview Tips for Older Women: 10 Ways to Be Unforgettable

You’ve been invited to an interview and know that you’ll get just one shot at winning the position behind it. How do you plan for success? Read More

6 years ago

A Dissident is Born: Connie Reacts to Her Experience of Ageism in the Workplace

Stung by a Millennial colleague who’d branded her an old lady, Connie did not drown her sorrows in a glass of Chardonnay. She took stock of the sobering situation with characteristic determination. Read More

7 years ago

Does Experience Matter? Connie’s Story About Ageism in the Workplace

Connie remembered the discomfort of her first business meeting.

A cocky college grad with a newly minted business degree, she entered the conference room tucked inside a bubble of scholastic self-confidence only to leave an hour later with a stunned sense of reality. Read More

7 years ago

Looking for a New Job After 60? You Can’t Always Get What You Want!

After losing a job, it seems that everyone has somewhere to go each day but us. Driving next to others, they seem like they are on a mission to get to work to perform a job that we no longer have. Why them and not me, we would ask? Read More

7 years ago

How to Redefine Yourself When You Are Made Redundant

I’m about to lose my job. It’s a long story, but the Reader’s Digest version is that I work for a large, British NGO in London that just lost a big chunk of its government funding.

As a result of that decision, my entire department is being shut down at the end of July. Read More