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. [...]

28 08, 2019

The Positive Aspects of Doing Volunteer Work

By |2019-08-28T11:44:33+00:00August 28th, 2019|blog|

People find themselves motivated to do volunteer work for all different sorts of reasons. Many want to reach out to others to lend a helping hand. They are concerned about the well-being of other members of society and want to contribute in whatever way they can. Those who volunteer can benefit from the [...]

25 08, 2019

Forget Retirement – Many Baby Boomers Are Starting Small Businesses Instead

By |2019-08-28T11:43:52+00:00August 25th, 2019|blog|

Forget Retirement - Many Baby Boomers Are Starting Small Businesses Instead The baby boomers aren’t slowing down. Far from looking forward to retirement, baby boomers are energetically making their mark on small business, according to a recent survey from Guidant Financial. The 2018 Small Business Trends for Baby Boomers survey of more than 2,600 small business owners [...]

11 08, 2019

Job Search: Age-Proofing Your Resume

By |2019-08-11T16:21:15+00:00August 11th, 2019|blog|

Older job hunters fear interviews where their age cannot be concealed and where an initial response of dismay on an interviewer's face, quickly hidden, confirms their anticipation of discrimination. The mature job seeker often prefers the anonymity of mailed resumes, e-mailed inquiries, internet applications, and telephone contacts. Interviews, however, are the goal of [...]

11 08, 2019

Volunteering is Good for Your Mental and Physical Health

By |2019-08-11T16:16:18+00:00August 11th, 2019|blog|

The "Feel Good, Do Good Phenomenon" is a glorious, self- perpetuating cycle described in the field of psychology that occurs when the gratitude felt by the recipients of a pro-social behavior leads to the recipients engagement in other pro-social behaviors like volunteering, tutoring, and donating time and resources in turn to others. According [...]

11 08, 2019

Habitat For Humanity – The Benefits of Volunteering

By |2019-08-11T16:15:32+00:00August 11th, 2019|blog|

The duty of a volunteer is to serve. We serve because we choose to and to make a positive difference in the world. It's a wonderful thing. With volunteering comes great satisfaction in knowing your work will help others and bring them together. And though the joys are obvious to some, many people [...]