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Boomers Start Here: How to Reframe

With increasing regularity, late-career professionals are hitting a wall in their fifties. Whether they’ve been summarily let go, bought out of their jobs, or are unwilling to retire, baby boomers often find themselves at a career crossroads, unsure of their next steps. Low retirement savings, increased longevity, and unexpected family responsibilities (to adult children and/or […]

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First Job Interview in 20 Years? Nail It!

A job interview at any age is an intimidating experience. When you’re older and out of practice, it feels like the stakes are even higher. I don’t think it matters where you’re applying — whether it is a job interview in your industry or if you’re striking out in a new direction, interviews are interviews. They’re scary, […]

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Why You Should Become a Thought Leader

A thought leader is someone with opinions shaped by experience, interaction, and critical thinking, who is known for the way they articulate their particular point of view. In our connected, social-media-dominated world, engaging as a thought leader by publishing blog posts and comments is a great way to stand out in a competitive career marketplace. […]

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Smart Networking Will Bring the Job to You

“Chase relationships, not job openings.” This is a mantra I share with my graduate students as well as with my boomer clients when it comes to networking. This represents a paradigm shift away from thinking that career development is mainly about distributing résumés to apply for open positions. In the digital age, we all have […]

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Looking For a New Job? Keep a Journal!

Finding a new job entails searching, but it also demands reflection. Process your ideas, intentions, anxieties and aspirations through keeping a daily journal. Journals are a staple of transformational work. If you have used journals to help you lose weight, to track a business project, or simply to document a particular period in your life, […]

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Make Your Own Luck: Create an Affirmation

Do you subscribe to the idea that change is an “inside job?” Getting a new job or starting a new business is not simply about fielding opportunities. And change is certainly not a matter of “luck.” It is about focusing on what’s going on inside you: what you like to do, what you’re good at, how you […]

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Stop Playing the Victim Card

Playing the victim is a pointless and short-lived exercise. When you’re trying to restart your career, blaming others won’t work. Leadership is important, even (and especially) if it is about how you demonstrate taking responsibility for your life. Regardless of the circumstances of how you lost your job, or the choices that you may feel […]

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Be of Service

If you’ve lost a job or a business after many years, you may well feel completely adrift, but to be of service to others at this challenging time may be a way to find yourself and to get re-inspired. Even after the requisite amount of time grieving over the loss, there is likely a period […]

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Be of Service

If you’ve lost a job or a business after many years, you may well feel completely adrift, but to be of service to others at this challenging time may be a way to find yourself and to get re-inspired. Even after the requisite amount of time grieving over the loss, there is likely a period […]

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Make Listening to Others a Priority

Listening to others can give you unexpected insight into your behavior – past and present. Your reinvention requires more than just your desire to change your career around. Dreams are great, but unless you have a well-conceived plan to turn them into reality, they will remain just dreams. Listening is the step in the Boomer […]

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