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Job Skills for 2nd Half of Life Career Pivots

by Liz Miller at

There is no better time to follow your dreams than now. Age has always impacted job opportunities. From when you’re young and looking for just any experience to when you’re in your prime of work.
   As we live longer and longer
our career choices become more and more impactful. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, an estimated 40 percent of people ages 55 and older were working or actively looking for work in 2014 and that is expected to increase rapidly through 2024 while the rates of those working under 55 are expected to remain the same. The number of Americans over the age of 65 is expected to double by 2060 from 52 million in 2018.

What Is Executive Personal Branding?

10 Tips to Build Your Own

by Wendy Marx at

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You have years of experience in your industry. Along with the knowledge and expertise to distinguish yourself. But how do you stand out and build your reputation as an expert? The key is executive personal branding.
   What is executive personal branding and how can it help your career?
   Let’s answer those two important questions and then consider some powerful points of how you can do it yourself.

How to Get the Most Out of a Career Coach

Smart tips on finding, and working with, a career coach

by Kerry Hannon at

In April, after 17 years at Fidelity Investments, personal finance editor David Conti, 61, opted for an early retirement buyout package. Conti, who lives in Hampton Falls, N.H. and is now a retirement editorial marketing consultant and freelancer, credits his smooth second-act transition in part to working with a career coach his employer provided as part of the buyout.


Don’t Restrict Yourself

Yes, jobs are posted in many places, but then again…

How many times have you had a server in a restaurant read the daily specials to you?  They’re not in the printed menu; they’re not posted on a display anywhere.  But they exist and you just may want to order one.  After all, why restrict yourself to simply what’s on the printed menu?
   The job market is not all that different.  If you’re actively looking, you’re looking at all the jobs boards; you’re talking to many friends; you’re checking websites.  But is that enough?  Are you restricting your job search by only seeking out those jobs that are posted?  MORE 

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Think ageism

is a U.S. problem?

Think again.

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Making a Noise

The International Journal

for Age Diversity

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Unemployment Data

for August 2021

National Unemployment Rate

Unemployment Rate Age 50-54

Unemployment Rate Age 55+

Total Number of Unemployed

over age 50
2.1 million

Labor Participation Rate


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All figures according to the August, 2021

Bureau of Labor Statistics’ most recent data.

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