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Finding a Job After 50: Job Search Tips Part 1

  The Devil is in the Details You’ve heard finding a job is a full-time job. It’s not only how much time you spend looking for a job, but how you spend your time. Finding a job over 50 is often more difficult. It’s critical to manage your time and get organized early on. Follow these […]

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Tips for Getting Part Time Retirement Work

Part time work in retirement is popular as 75 percent of baby boomers report they will want employment after the typical retirement-age. Getting part time retirement work may be slightly more challenging for retirement-age mature workers. There are many employers who prefer older workers and there jobs out if you’re willing to take some effort […]

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Baby Boomers Adapt to Modern Workplace

We often say that baby boomers are facing a different retirement than their parents. Since 75 percent of people report they will continue to work beyond the average retirement age, they are confronting a modern workplace much different than they first encountered thirty or forty years ago. Our parents (fathers) largely experienced working for the […]

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New Possibilities For Retirement

Recessions provide an opportunity to reevaluate what’s important. This recession is no different. Despite the financial strain many people are feeling, there is still hope for the future, especially for retirement. In a recent Harris poll, 60% of Americans described retirement as an “opportunity for a new, exciting chapter in life.” People still see new […]

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Do You Want an Encore Career After Retiring?

Retirement used to mean the end of work. As baby boomers reach retirement age, they may need or want to continue working after retiring. As many as 75 percent of people report they will continue to work past traditional retirement age. Many people are choosing an encore career. The encore career is a phrase coined […]

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Working Adults Suffer When Caregiving for Elderly

MetLife Mature Market Institute released a study about caregiving for elderly. Working adults who are also elder caregivers can suffer financially. The study found there are 10 million working caregivers who lose an estimated $3 trillion in lost wages and benefits if they’re forced to quit their job prematurely. The average caretaker loses $304,000. That amount doesn’t include […]

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Benefits of Older Employees

In 2008 Gary Charness, an economics professor at the University of California at Santa Barbara, and Marie Claire Villeval of the University of Lyon compared how “seniors” over age 50 and “juniors” under 30 behaved during experimental games and tasks. After multiple tests conducted on-site with employees of two large firms and in a conventional […]

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Help Finding a Job Over 50

Mark Miller, author of The Hard Times: Guide to Retirement Security, wrote his book to help baby boomers create retirement security even in difficult financial times. In his book, he shares how people can integrate strategies for money, work and living. Mark believes that working beyond traditional retirement age makes sense both financial and for […]

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The New Face of Work in Retirement

Recently, I was talking to an acquaintance who was saying that she was thinking about retiring from 30 year tenure working in a school. Even if she ‘retired,’ she would most likely get another job. She thought she might work for a doctor. Work in retirement is here. With as many as 75% of baby […]

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Advice for Long Term Unemployed

Millions of workers are struggling with long term unemployment. These are people who have been unemployed over six months. Many of these individuals are older workers and their prospects often look bleak. The longer people have been unemployed, the more difficult it is to get hired. What can you do to help your chances of […]

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