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65 and Trying NOT to Retire

by Leslie Kuban at

By the time most folks reach their late 50s, they’ve begun to shift their thinking towards the next chapter. In the book, Halftime, Bob Buford described this as “a time of revitalization and for catching a new vision for living the second half, the half where life can be lived at its most rewarding.”

    For many, living a rewarding life means kicking back, exploring a new hobby, traveling or volunteering. All are noble pursuits, but if you’re Eric and Pam Knauss, you’re finding lots of reasons NOT to retire.   MORE


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55+ Job Search in a Pandemic

Career Sherpa Hannah Morgan (podcast)

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“…in today’s job search, technology, strategy, and even resume deliverables are morphing rapidly, shifting the way people find and land jobs. The explosive reliance and relevance of social media and online visibility, in general, have radically changed the job search landscape. Your job search needs to be proactive, not reactive.”

“Well, You’re Kind of Getting Up There in Years..."

by Eric B. Meyer at

If I’m taking the plaintiff’s deposition, and I hear these words escape his lips when describing the termination meeting with this supervisor, well, I’m not sure how I would go about maintaining my poker face.

    It’s a case about a 60-year-old man who his employer fired after working for the company for more than four decades

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Wednesday, October 21, 2020

New Study Provides Insights

On Bouncing Back From Job Loss

by Bryan Robinson, Ph.D at

Stress associated with job loss can have a host of negative effects on individuals that may hinder their ability to become re-employed. A new study shows that self-regulation of your emotions is an important quality for finding re-employment.   MORE

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In the Meantime

A job search typically doesn’t take all your time

Depending on your circumstances, looking for a job can be a full-time job. Reaching out to contacts, doing research on potential employers, constantly tweaking your resume – it could add up to 40 hours a week.

    Typically, however, most job seekers don’t spend that much time week in, and week out on their job searches. Given today’s tight job market, your job search may take longer than expected. So what to do with the extra time?

    According to AARP there are any number of things a job seeker can do while waiting to be hired. There are even some things you can do to enhance your job search and increase your chances of being hired.

    There is a lot to be said about volunteering at some non-profit. There is hardly a non-profit organization in existence that couldn’t use some help, somewhere. First, you don’t want to get trapped into doing busy work that provides no benefit to you at all. Second, be wary of the non-profits that are constantly luring you into doing more and more. If you’re not careful, you may end up working for them for 40 hours a week – for free. Here’s a tip: learn how to say “No!”

    On the plus side, non-profits can provide real-world experience. There may be chances to explore new responsibilities or to keep your skills current. They also can offer opportunities to upgrade your skills – especially in the area of technology. It’s very possible that you may learn new software, or newer versions of software you already know.

    In addition, you most likely will meet a lot of people. Fellow volunteers, staff members, board members – any of whom may be a connection to a job opportunity. Last, but not least, you could be offered a position by the non-profit for which you’re volunteering.

    Volunteering may be good for your mental health as well. While you’ll feel good about doing good and having someplace to go, having something to look forward to also will keep your mind engaged.

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