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Millennials and Baby Boomers: A Tale of Two Job Recoveries

Millennials and Baby Boomers: A Tale of Two Job Recoveries

Diverging paths in the post-recession job market

In new analysis from CareerBuilder, the post-recession stories of the workforce's youngest and eldest workers begin to take shape. Read More »

How to Wreck Your First Job in One Simple Text

How to Wreck Your First Job in One Simple Text

The clash over talking vs. texting

If you're a recent college graduate, you may not know much about the growing Talking versus Text gap.This generational divide can wreak havoc at work. Read More »

Most Millennials Say They'd Move For Wife's Job

Most Millennials Say They'd Move For Wife's Job

Generation Y more comfortable with sharing the career spotlight

Nearly three-quarters of millennials would relocate for a female spouse's job, says survey. 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 »

How Not To Act 'Too Old' When Job Hunting

How Not To Act 'Too Old' When Job Hunting

12 tips for the baby boomer job hunter. Read More »

50 Best Companies For Older Workers

50 Best Companies For Older Workers

AARP and Society for Human Resource Management's annual ranking of best employers for the plus-50 set. Read More »

How People Job Hunt In 2012 [Infographic]

How People Job Hunt In 2012 [Infographic]

By Susan Ricker While catching up with a college friend, I asked how her job search was going. She shared some common frustrations over applying for jobs: how time consuming it was, how random the entire process sometimes felt, and how irritating it was to not hear back from hiring managers. But perhaps the... Read More »

My Unemployed Life: Why Do People Treat Us Like We're Invisible?

My Unemployed Life: Why Do People Treat Us Like We're Invisible?

There's a powerlessness that comes with long-term unemployment. I think of it as a quiet desperation, an urgent need to find work coupled with a frustrating inability to make that happen. The unemployment rate has been above 8 percent for so long -- 3½ years! -- that you might forget that only a few... Read More »

Lunch Break: What You Need To Know About Getting A Job This Week

Lunch Break: What You Need To Know About Getting A Job This Week

This past week saw the release of the jobs report for the month of July, which means that just three more reports will be issued before Election Day. The July jobs report had information for both political parties to try and capitalize on -- 163,000 jobs were added, but the unemployment rate ticked up 0.1... Read More »

How All The Good Jobs Disappeared

How All The Good Jobs Disappeared

By Rob Wile Between 1979 and 2010, jobs paying at least $37,000 per year and having health insurance and a retirement plan fell from 27.4 percent in 1979 to 24.6 percent in 2010. It never should have happened - the American workforce is older and better-educated than ever before right? Read More »

Workers 55-Plus To Outnumber Younger Employees For The First Time

Workers 55-Plus To Outnumber Younger Employees For The First Time

Whether out of economic need or simply a desire to continue working, many baby boomers aren't leaving their jobs anytime soon. In fact, so many workers 55 and older are staying in the workforce, The Atlantic reports, that by year's end their numbers will surpass those who are aged 25 to 34. And the trend is... Read More »

10 Best Jobs For A Second Career

10 Best Jobs For A Second Career

Second (or encore) careers have become increasingly common among those age 50 and older. Here is a list of some of the easiest to break into. Read More »

What You Need To Know To Become A Boss In 2012

What You Need To Know To Become A Boss In 2012

By Tracey Wilen-Daugenti The 21st-century workplace is a brave new world -- new technology, new ways to connect and do business, and new demands on workers. To stay competitive -- and employable -- you'll need to anticipate and embrace these changes. Read More »

Boomers Retiring Earlier Than Expected, Cite Bad Health, Job Loss

Boomers Retiring Earlier Than Expected, Cite Bad Health, Job Loss

Experts have long held that baby boomers would work well into their golden years -- if only because of financial necessity. But a new study shows that the oldest in the group, those born in 1946, are retiring in droves -- and not all of them in happy circumstances. Nearly 60 percent of the early boomers... Read More »

Almost Everyone On Their Deathbed Regrets Working Too Much

Almost Everyone On Their Deathbed Regrets Working Too Much

An Australian nurse, who spent years counseling men and women at their deathbeds, recorded their revelations and regrets on her blog, which she's now turned into a book, "The Top Five Regrets of the Dying." The most common regrets, she found, were doing what others expected of you over what you truly wanted,... Read More »

Bridging Generational Workplace Chasms: Setting The Stage For Gen Y Leaders

Bridging Generational Workplace Chasms: Setting The Stage For Gen Y Leaders

By Jeff Mariola "All Baby Boomers who grew up during the period between 1946 and 1964, are afraid of technology." "Gen Y/Millennials (born between 1982 and 2001) don't want to work hard." Have you heard these stereotypes? As a "boomer" who oversees thousands of people in North America and Europe, I believe... Read More »

America's Aging Workforce Prepares To Work Into Retirement [Infographic]

America's Aging Workforce Prepares To Work Into Retirement [Infographic]

In the wake of the Great Recession, many baby boomers are delaying retirement, hoping that a few more years of work will help them replenish nest eggs devastated by the economic downturn and falling home values. A poll last fall by The Associated Press and LifeGoesStrong.com showed 73 percent of boomers --... Read More »

Health Care Can Give Hope To Laid-Off Americans

Health Care Can Give Hope To Laid-Off Americans

As the recovery stutters along, one sector remains forever rosy. Over the past year, health care has added an average of 27,000 jobs per month, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Health care jobs keep going up and up and up, from 8 million in 1990 to 14 million today, reports Business Insider. On... Read More »

Study Finds Surge In Young Nurses Over Past Decade

Study Finds Surge In Young Nurses Over Past Decade

By Lauran Neergaard WASHINGTON (AP) -- A surge in young nurses may ease forecasts of coming shortages as their baby-boomer coworkers retire. The past decade brought a 62 percent increase in the number of younger registered nurses entering the workforce, researchers reported Monday in the journal Health... Read More »

Success Story: Baby Boomers Who Found Work Post-Recession

Success Story: Baby Boomers Who Found Work Post-Recession

The recession and concurrent spike in unemployment hit baby boomers especially hard. Since 2007, the unemployment rate for those 55 and older has more than doubled, and workers in this age group are also the most likely to be unemployed long term -- in 2010 nearly half spent at least 27 weeks looking for... Read More »

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