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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 »

Where Boomers and Millennials Work Together To Get Jobs

Where Boomers and Millennials Work Together To Get Jobs

Journey from Trader Joe's to digital media marketer

Neighbors-helping-Neighbors is not just for old people. Here's the story of a 2009 college grad who found his dream job by networking with other members. Read More »

The 6 Stages Of Career Development [Infographic]

The 6 Stages Of Career Development [Infographic]

A highly scientific breakdown

From youthful optimism to the retirement of all that namby-pamby nonsense. Read More »

How to Get a Job Without a Degree

How to Get a Job Without a Degree

Tips to compete in a crowded labor pool

Tips to gain qualifications for jobs that require degrees when you don't have the desired accreditations. Read More »

Boeing's Pension Scale Back Is a Sign of the Coming Times

Boeing's Pension Scale Back Is a Sign of the Coming Times

What's behind companies changing their pension plans

Boeing announced that it would freeze pension plans for non-union workers. The company may cry poor, but chances are it is just adding to the profits. Read More »

Have You Been Zapped By The R-Word?

Have You Been Zapped By The R-Word?

If you haven't you're probably under 40

Deciphering and being aware of the R-word code can be of enormous advantage to older jobseekers. Why waste time and energy trying to work with the wrong people? Read More »

Had Big Career Success & Now Struggling To Get A Job? Here's What To Do...

Had Big Career Success & Now Struggling To Get A Job? Here's What To Do...

Tips for convincing employers you're not too experienced

After a successful career, how do you convince employers you will be a good fit for their lower-level jobs? Read More »

Game On For The Older Unemployed

Game On For The Older Unemployed

Resume addendums and other new tricks for older jobseekers

A successful job seeker shares her tips on cover letters, time sensitivity and resumes for the older worker. These tips apply to people of all ages. Read More »

How to Answer:

How to Answer: "What Have You Been Doing While Unemployed?"

Plan a quick, smooth response to this question ahead of time

If you are out of work, whether it is for the short or long term, you can expect this question to pop up at in interview. 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 »

Four Out Of Five Workers Say They Need New Skills

Four Out Of Five Workers Say They Need New Skills

A new survey from Kaplan/LinkedIn reinforces need to keep skills fresh

The skills gap is both imagined - four out of five workers say they need new skills - and in fact real. 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 »

The New Rules of Job Interviewing for Boomers (and All of Us)

The New Rules of Job Interviewing for Boomers (and All of Us)

By Liz Ryan, Contributing Columnist, Kiplinger.com My inbox is deluged with job-search queries. That's understandable: the job market remains tepid, and Kiplinger's doesn't see the unemployment rate dropping below 9% this year. Some of my correspondents want suggestions on job-search direction or... Read More »

Fewer Americans Planning to Retire

Fewer Americans Planning to Retire

According to a new MetLife study, many boomers will continue working into what would have been their retirement years. The study, called The MetLife Report on Early Boomers, suggests that Americans will continue working out of financial necessity and retirement will be put off, for some, indefinitely. The study,... Read More »

Acing a Job Interview After Age 50

Acing a Job Interview After Age 50

Joe Turner, the Job Search Guy "I was fully qualified and it makes no sense." "They simply don't know how to hire." "They told me that I was overqualified." Randy Block, a seasoned career transition coach and consultant in the Bay area, hears these comments often. If you're an "older" job hunter, more than... Read More »

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