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7 02, 2020

Does Work Extend Your Life?

By |2020-02-07T00:54:51+00:00February 7th, 2020|blog|

There was a day, not so long ago, when many people's lives fell neatly into three distinct stages- they were educated, embarked upon a career and then retired. The date at which people chose to retire was usually in line with their state retirement age, entailing 60 for women and 65 for men. [...]

17 01, 2020

Has Technology Made It Too Easy To Apply For Jobs?

By |2020-01-17T00:16:13+00:00January 17th, 2020|blog|

"I've emailed 100's of resumes and applied to 100's of jobs online! I've had so many replies I can't keep up with them all!" When was the last time you heard this complaint? In reality there is typically little to no response to numerous electronic job applications! Students, new grads, experienced workers, mature [...]

30 12, 2019

How Has Interviewing Changed Over The Years

By |2019-12-30T13:28:00+00:00December 30th, 2019|blog|

This question is asked frequently at interviewing seminars I conduct. Job candidates want to know how interviewing has changed since the last time they interviewed some 20 years ago? Successful interviewing hasn't changed much over the past two decades. You still need to present your achievements while matching them to the job's specifications. [...]

11 12, 2019

Cash Nickerson Unveils Compelling Data On Aging Workplace Employees In Published Books

By |2019-12-11T17:43:44+00:00December 11th, 2019|blog|

Cash Nickerson, a recognized expert on aging workplace trends, has an interesting insight on this sector of the workplace. In contrast to bias against the aging workplace, Nickerson identifies the importance of the aged, experienced worker crucial to any company for their experience, education and the ability to mentor younger workers. This, he [...]

11 12, 2019

Is Partial Retirement A Good Solution To Retirement Problems?

By |2019-12-11T17:41:57+00:00December 11th, 2019|blog|

Could You Retire Part Time? Many older workers planned on retiring at a certain age. Unfortunately, due to economic woes or government plan changes, these retirement plans must be put on hold. Many of these older workers realize they cannot really plan a secure and comfortable retirement with the assets they currently have. [...]

11 12, 2019

Three Positive Predictions You Need to Hear About Retirement

By |2019-12-11T17:40:45+00:00December 11th, 2019|blog|

Retirement is not, and probably will never be, a neutral topic. Every retirement story is individual and unique. And if the person retiring happens to be you, that unique story becomes eminently significant, certainly emotional, and possibly life critical. Granted, throughout our work lives before retirement, our work may have become almost routine. [...]

18 11, 2019

Defining Success for Baby Boomers

By |2019-11-18T13:21:52+00:00November 18th, 2019|blog|

One of the most accepted measurements of success in the twenty-first century is the accumulation of wealth. With financial resources comes personal and political influence, freedom and pleasure. Although we are aware of it, we seem to ignore the dictum that financial success does not necessarily bring happiness. Through a series of studies [...]

9 11, 2019

Happiest Jobs for Baby Boomers Looking to Change Careers

By |2019-11-09T22:12:44+00:00November 9th, 2019|blog|

Are you singing "I can't get no satisfaction" when it comes to your job? Do you find yourself daydreaming about a career change? Do you feel bored, dissatisfied, or exhausted? Do you have the career burnout blues? Or have you recently lost your job or retired and want to keep working but yearn [...]

9 11, 2019

Baby Boomer Seniors: Beyond the Rocking Chair

By |2019-11-09T22:11:36+00:00November 9th, 2019|blog|

Beyond retirement and the iconic, stereotypical senior porch rocking chair, Baby Boomer seniors today are living longer and finding surprising, new ways to share their time, energy, and talents with others in their later years. Do you remember watching your grandmother quietly knitting, while watching TV or listening to the radio for seemingly [...]

14 10, 2019

Career Book Review: Job Searching After 50 by Carol Silvis – A Mature Worker’s Competitive Advantage

By |2019-10-14T20:50:12+00:00October 14th, 2019|blog|

Long-term unemployment is recognized as any individual who has been jobless for six months or longer. Currently, 5.8 million Americans define that category; and among them, are many people over the age of 50. Older adults face unique challenges when seeking employment. Course Technology publishes a variety of Professional, Reference and Technology titles. [...]