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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 »

A Veteran's Miraculous Recovery

A Veteran's Miraculous Recovery

Only six weeks after Justin Constantine left his job as a lawyer and arrived in Iraq, the Marine reservist was shot in the face. It was a sniper attack. Stopping to inspect an Iraqi police station that had been shot out the night before, he cautiously exited a vehicle and a bullet entered behind his left ear,... Read More »

Smart Ways To Launch Your 'Encore' Career

Smart Ways To Launch Your 'Encore' Career

Marci Alboher, author of the The Encore Career Handbook, offers tips on how to start your 'encore' career. Read More »

From Scandal To Bigger, Better Careers: 5 People's Stories

From Scandal To Bigger, Better Careers: 5 People's Stories

Corruption, prostitutes, even murder charges didn't stop these five men from reinventing their careers. What you can learn. Read More »

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. Read More »

Best Second Careers For People Over 40

Best Second Careers For People Over 40

Here are five career paths where having a long resume makes you a desirable prospect. Read More »

Best Seasonal Jobs for Older Workers

Best Seasonal Jobs for Older Workers

By Caitlin Walsh, TheStreet As the holiday shopping season approaches, retailers hire more seasonal employees to keep up with the crowds. It's not just the traditional sales cashier positions that are in demand; possible holiday jobs include everything from Santa Claus impersonator to home holiday decorator... Read More »

More Post-9/11 Veterans Choose 'Second Service' And Run For Political Office

More Post-9/11 Veterans Choose 'Second Service' And Run For Political Office

The link between U.S. military service and running for office is as old as the republic itself. It started with George Washington, who famously wrote that, "When we assumed the Soldier, we did not lay aside the Citizen." During the long wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, hundreds of thousands of veterans have come... Read More »

7 Great Second Careers If You're Over 40

7 Great Second Careers If You're Over 40

By Susan Ricker You're too young for retirement, too experienced for entry-level positions and too fed up with your job to stay any longer. Have you considered starting a second career? Beginning a new profession can be an exciting way to change how you feel about your work life, and the shifting economy... 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 »

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... Read More »

Hot New Career: Wellness Coaching

Hot New Career: Wellness Coaching

As people age and continue to live active lives, their interest in living well becomes more important than living longer. After all, no one is too excited about longevity if all that it means is a couple of extra decades of decline. Meanwhile, as employers try to keep a lid on health care costs, they look to... Read More »

How To Reinvent Your Career When You're Over 40

How To Reinvent Your Career When You're Over 40

Career books often tell us that we should learn from successful leaders in business, the nonprofit sector or government. But in their new book, "Becoming a Life Change Artist," Fred Mandell and Kathleen Jordan argue that we could all benefit from studying the processes used by visionary artists like Picasso and... Read More »

America's Last Recession-Proof Job?

America's Last Recession-Proof Job?

By Melanie Hicken, BusinessInsider Shopping at Whole Foods on a recent Sunday afternoon, Lisa Ronis spotted the perfect additions to her business's inventory. But Ronis was not a chef scouting fresh produce or a sommelier seeking a rare Chardonnay. As a professional matchmaker, Ronis had her eye set on... Read More »

Job To Consider For A Second Career

Job To Consider For A Second Career

Bill Hannan wasn't supposed to be here. A 2005 graduate of Villanova University with a degree in finance, he wasn't thinking about sales training sessions three years ago while working as a commodities trader. But reality crept in, in the form of the financial crisis, leading him to give sales, the... Read More »

5 Red-Hot Second-Act Careers

5 Red-Hot Second-Act Careers

By Susan Johnston Although it can be to daunting to transition into a new career after decades in a different field, some professions are actually looking for experienced workers with well-rounded knowledge and experience. Read More »

Your Second Career: Finding Work After Retirement

Your Second Career: Finding Work After Retirement

By Anthony Cintron Finding yourself after retiring from your career can be very exciting; it is a new beginning. With this new chapter of your life, you will get to take a look at things that really make you happy and what you are passionate about. Whether you need the extra income, or you need the personal... Read More »

Second Career: From Banking Professional to Registered Nurse

Second Career: From Banking Professional to Registered Nurse

After a 25-year career in finance and human resources at JP Morgan Chase, Caryn Stapler was laid off following a corporate merger. She realized that with her industry consolidating, she was better off "redefining" herself rather than just searching for a new job in her old field. She chose health care because it... Read More »

Second Career: From Sitcom Writer to Nursing

Second Career: From Sitcom Writer to Nursing

William Kenny was a successful television sitcom writer. Caryn Stapler spent 25 years at JP Morgan Chase, working in finance and human resources jobs. For reasons as different as their professional backgrounds, both eventually found their way into nursing. There are 2.6 million registered nurses, which makes the... Read More »

Second Career: From IT to Landscaping

Second Career: From IT to Landscaping

Why would a high-achieving, heavy hitter leave the money and perks that go with a job at a brand-name IT firm to work two part-time jobs that offer a fraction of the money and almost none of the recognition? It comes down to work-life balance. Encore careers–second careers that folks typically choose later... Read More »

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