Over 50

  • 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. Continue Reading

  • Over 50 And Jobless? Training Programs Offer New Hope

    Over 50 And Jobless? Training Programs Offer New Hope

    By Christina Scotti Two men named Bob. Both are over 50 years old. Both had been working consistently for nearly three decades before losing their jobs in 2009. Both were out of work for more than 99 weeks. Now there is one glaring difference. Bob Greeney is employed. Bob Sullivan is still fighting to get back... Continue Reading

  • Starting A Second Career At Age 60

    Starting A Second Career At Age 60

    Donna Read never planned to spend the rest of her life working at a grocery store. But the decent wages and great benefits kept her there for 12 years, until she was fired last summer. At age 58, Read fell into poverty, and into a depression that kept her in bed for three months. But now Read is going back to... Continue Reading

  • The Secret Upside To Being Unemployed

    The Secret Upside To Being Unemployed

    Something happened last week that has made me call off the hunt for right now: I am flooded with freelance work. I'm up to my eyeballs, which is great -- not only from an income standpoint, but also because it's given me some perspective. After the sobering barrage of comments to my last post about contingency... Continue Reading

  • Over 50 And Can't Get Hired? Here's A Possible Solution

    Over 50 And Can't Get Hired? Here's A Possible Solution

    Forget all the gloomy predictions about how baby boomers are not hireable. There is a way to get the skills and income you need. Continue Reading

  • Over 50? 3 Tips For Writing An Ageless Resume

    Age discrimination is real. So, what can you do if you are over 50 and know hiring managers are screening you out? Some suggest leaving dates of graduation off your resume. Others suggest only listing your last 15 years of experience. The problem with these suggestions is recruiters are keen to them. Thus, if... Continue Reading

  • 20 Best Jobs If You're Over 50

    20 Best Jobs If You're Over 50

    By Donna Rosato and Tom Ziegler You've had a great run in your career. Now you can afford to follow a passion or enjoy a less taxing, yet satisfying, workweek. These top 20 jobs score high for flexibility and social meaning, enjoy relatively low stress, and none require advanced degrees. Continue Reading