Even if it’s been a long time (or you’ve never done it) writing a daily journal is the best way to begin workshopping your second-act career transition. Indeed, high school may have been the last time that you kept a regular daily journal. For as long as there have been writers, there have been journal

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Disregarded, ignored, and shut out of the job market. That’s the fate that befalls many of us over 50. Here’s how to bring a fresh approach to your job search, getting back to work, and building your second-act career. Hell Over 50 The last place you want to be is stuck in is an interview

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Recruiting is broken – particularly if you’re over 50. Follow these three best practices to supercharge your job search and land the job you want.

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If we can encourage younger managers to identify and understand the negative effects of ageism on their teams and in their organizations, we can help stop ageism in the workplace.

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Small business makes up 99.7% of all employer firms in the U.S., according to the Small Business Administration (SBA). Starting a small business may be scary for someone who has spent their career in Corporate. However, older entrepreneurs are twice as successful in opening up a new business. Older workers are at a crossroads. We

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A job interview at any age is an intimidating experience. When you’re older and out of practice, it feels like the stakes are even higher. I don’t think it matters where you’re applying — whether it is a job interview in your industry or if you’re striking out in a new direction, interviews are interviews. They’re scary,

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Job loss is not fun, and ranks right up there with death, divorce, and other major life losses. In today’s economy, particularly for older workers, rather than going back to a similar gig, consider becoming your own boss. In my Boomer Reinvention book, I profile Judy Contreras an HR executive who got tired of the corporate

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One of the toughest challenges we face when we get downsized from a longstanding job (10 or more years) is the loss of identity and purpose that goes along with being cut off from the company, the people, the routine, and the rituals – not to mention the salary. Those of us in the boomer

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While many of the challenges for young people getting into the workplace are age-old, others are new.  One of the shifts that has occurred is that career transitions are happening far more frequently – both voluntarily and involuntarily. I spoke recently with the people at Colaborator  a project collaboration network made by filmmakers for filmmakers

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Finding a new job entails searching, but it also demands reflection. Process your ideas, intentions, anxieties and aspirations through keeping a daily journal. Journals are a staple of transformational work. If you have used journals to help you lose weight, to track a business project, or simply to document a particular period in your life,

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Use your job interview as an opportunity to actively frame your value proposition, vs. merely answering questions. Dan Goetz, a business owner I profile in my book, Boomer Reinvention: How to Create Your Dream Career Over 50, began using his job interviews as a way of interviewing the interviewer (and the company). In the process,

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One of the most intimidating concepts a new job seeker encounters is the idea that they have to be aggressive about the process: they have to be a job hunter. But older workers looking to get hired or start businesses have an unsung advantage that actually turns this paradigm on its head. We are all

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Don’t get caught in the dangerous trap of thinking that you know what new business you should start or job you should find just because it’s a second act career you think you’ve wanted to do for years. You may make a mistake that will cost you for the rest of your career. Before you

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 Check out my interview with Jim Rembach’s FastLeader podcast. Jim is building a great resource on leadership and management skills across many disciplines and points of view. When discussing career change, I think it’s important to ease people’s anxieties about the process. It is, of course, a very delicate proposition, particularly for people who have

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Keeping a journal is a great way to get through a career transition. It’s an amazing tool to support yourself, work through problems, and get inspired. When my tech startup crashed and burned in 2001 at the end of the dotcom bubble, I had no idea what I was going to do. Every morning, I

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