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4 Tips for Networking to Change Fields

4 Tips for Networking to Change Fields

What to do and say to make connections for a career switch

By connecting with people in your desired field, you just might network yourself into a job. Here are four tips for how to do it. Read More »

Marijuana Is a Boomer Business

Marijuana Is a Boomer Business

Cause met commerce at the Cannabis Business Summit

Boomers with cash to spend are circling and closing in on the cannabis business because they see money to be made and they still love a good cause. Read More »

The Best Ways to Work a Room for Job Hunting

The Best Ways to Work a Room for Job Hunting

12 tips to boost your confidence

Many people are uncomfortable with the thought of going to events with potential contacts who could be resources. Here are 12 tips to boost your confidence. Read More »

Why Working Wives Should Be More Selfish

Why Working Wives Should Be More Selfish

New research finds 'me' time is good for you and your marriage

If you and your spouse work, it's hard to find time for yourselves. It's essential for working women to take time out for themselves and forgo the guilt. Read More »

Figure Out Your Next Step — In Paradise

Figure Out Your Next Step — In Paradise

The Change School in Bali aims to help you do just that

Founded by two Singapore-based entrepreneurs, Bali's Change School aims to help people in transition "align their passions with purpose for maximum impact." Read More »

Advice to Parents From a Boomerang Kid

Advice to Parents From a Boomerang Kid

A 26-year-old photographer will take the couch over giving up his dream

Moving back home was a last resort for photographer Damon Casarez, but he managed to use the experience to jump-start his career. Read More »

Hooray For The Invisibles At Work

Hooray For The Invisibles At Work

Learn from people who just get stuff done well

Many successful people are motivated by the intrinsic reward of doing great work. Author David Zweig explains why these 'Invisibles' are worthy role models. Read More »

7 Ways to Thrive in a Turbulent Workplace

7 Ways to Thrive in a Turbulent Workplace

When your job is nuts, try these stress-busting strategies

Don't let a stormy workplace get the better of you. Read More »

How Making A Movie Made Me Love My Old Job Again

How Making A Movie Made Me Love My Old Job Again

A humor writer tries his hand at directing a film

Bored at work, humor writer Peter Gerstenzang tries to mix things up by becoming a film director for a day. Read More »

Internships Aren't Just For College Kids

Internships Aren't Just For College Kids

Boomers can benefit from internships, too

One of the best ways to facilitate a mid-life career change is by taking on an internship. Read More »

What Older Workers Want, But Aren't Getting

What Older Workers Want, But Aren't Getting

Learning opportunities are lacking, Boomers say

Older workers are not happy with on-the-job learning opportunities, which they say exist but favor younger staffers. Read More »

Why Professional Men Over 60 Keep Working

Why Professional Men Over 60 Keep Working

Men tend to think, 'Who will I be if I don’t have my work?’

There are some stark and surprising differences between men and women who choose to work after they turn 60. Read More »

Soft Skills Every Millennial Should Learn

Soft Skills Every Millennial Should Learn

Gen Y expert Dan Schawbel has advice for his generation

The author of 'Promote Yourself' emphasizes the importance of soft skills and resilience. Read More »

Age Just A Number For New Fed Chief Yellen

Age Just A Number For New Fed Chief Yellen

Redefining career trajectories for everyone

New fed chief Janet Yellen assumes the role at age 67. She demonstrates it is possible to get a plum position that you've worked toward for decades. Read More »

It's Easy to Volunteer on 20th Anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

It's Easy to Volunteer on 20th Anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

A day on, not a day off

Martin Luther King Jr. Day was established as a 'day of service' 20 years ago. Read More »

Jazz's 5 Lessons For Job Success

Jazz's 5 Lessons For Job Success

Jazz musicians know it's presentation, productivity and branding

Jazz musicians know all about presentation, productivity and branding. Read More »

Career Shift: How to Become a Substitute Teacher

Career Shift: How to Become a Substitute Teacher

Can you think on your feet?

Substitute teaching can provide a steady supplemental income to a job search or other part-time work. Read More »

Pinpoint What You Were Born To Do

Pinpoint What You Were Born To Do

Unpack your strengths and weaknesses

If this seems like an exercise in futility, think again — Steve Olsher has some practical and logical suggestions for you. Read More »

How To Launch A Second Career With Purpose: Award-Winners Share Their 'Aha' Moments

How To Launch A Second Career With Purpose: Award-Winners Share Their 'Aha' Moments

Play to your strengths to combine purpose and paycheck

There's no need for a radical career shift if you're looking for a purpose and a new job to satisfy it. Read More »

7 Things The Ballet Can Teach Us About Work

7 Things The Ballet Can Teach Us About Work

Work done well is a collaborative masterpiece

Ballet is a microcosm of successful approaches to work. Read More »

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