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Dealing With Uncertainty In The 2nd Half Of Life

by Marc Miller at

We live in very uncertain times. Anyone who thinks there is certainty in their career is either in a unique position or they are smoking something and yes, they are inhaling.

    Recently, I interviewed Tami Forman from Path Forward about their returnship programs on the Repurpose Your Career podcast. She mentioned a couple of individuals who had successfully completed returnship programs. Both had been out of the workforce for an extended period of time and had successfully transitioned back to work. I reached out to both and started the process of scheduling them to be interviewed on the Repurpose Your Career podcast.   MORE

The Journey: Unretired at 65 and Beyond

By Janet Kidd Stewart, Tribune News Service

Older workers blasted through another milestone recently.

    The civilian labor force participation rate among people 65 and older stood at 20% in May, according to an analysis last month of Bureau of Labor Statistics data by advocacy group AARP.

    That’s up from just 10.8% a little more than a generation ago in 1985. The last time the participation rate was over 20% on an annual basis was in 1961, according to Jen Schramm, senior strategic policy advisor for the AARP Public Policy Institute.

    Still, with surveys showing more than two-thirds of Baby Boomers plan to work past traditional retirement age, the question becomes, is 20% too low?   MORE

Ten Years after Harmful U.S. Supreme Court Ruling, Older Americans Still Face Workplace Discrimination

by Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) at

This week is the 10-year anniversary of the Supreme Court ruling that has made it easier for businesses to discriminate against individuals based on age…

    Prior to the ruling, a worker only had to establish that age played a significant role in discriminatory employment action. That changed when the court held that plaintiffs alleging age discrimination must prove that age was the deciding factor.   MORE

How Baby Boomers Are Earning
an Extra $573 a Month
In the gig economy, baby boomers are out-hustling their younger competition

by Chris Kissell at

Baby boomers across the nation are earning hundreds of extra dollars a month working for one gig-economy platform. And so can you.

    Wonolo — which describes itself as an on-demand staffing marketplace that “connects businesses which have temporary staffing needs (Requestors) with workers who can meet those needs (Wonoloers)” — says the average boomer who uses the site makes $573.55 a month supplementing existing income.

    That beats members of Generation X ($501.02), millennials ($454.35) and Generation Z ($342.48).   MORE

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Exporting Connections
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Moving your contacts into a spreadsheet is as easy as pie

Part of any successful job search is accumulating, expanding and managing your contacts. One of the advantages of the 21st Century job search is being able to use LinkedIn to do just that. Using a simple Google search will unearth numerous ways to turn your contact list into a working contact management system.

    Fortunately, LinkedIn gives you a way to start you on that process by being able to download all your LinkedIn contacts into an Excel spreadsheet. With your contacts safely loaded into Excel, you’ll be well on your way to managing your contacts.

    Here is a step-by-step guide as to how to do this – directly from LinkedIn:

    1.    Click the Me icon at the top of your LinkedIn homepage.
    2.    Select Settings & Privacy from the dropdown.
    3.    Click the Privacy tab at the top of the page.
    4.    Under the How LinkedIn uses your data section, click Change next to download your data.
    5.    Note: You may be prompted to sign in.
    6.    You’ll be redirected to the Download your data page where you can select Connections.
    7.    You will receive an email to your Primary Email address which will include a link where you can download your list of connections.

    LinkedIn does offer a couple of caveats regarding the process:

    •    The CSV and vCard formats don't support all characters. As a result, languages with extended character sets, such as Chinese, Japanese, or Hebrew are not supported.
    •    You currently can't export a list of your contacts that are not 1st-degree connections.

    That’s pretty much it. If you need more, there is additional information available on the topic directly from LinkedIn.

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