intellectual curiosity

Your intellectual curiosity may be the key to your career success. Cultivate your love of learning and discovery. You’ll get recognized and promoted because of it.

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How Your Intellectual Curiosity Is at the Heart of Your Career Success
millennial manager

If you’re an older professional, you already are or will likely one day be reporting to a millennial manager. Here’s how to take maximum advantage of that opportunity.

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Reasons Why Reporting to a Millennial Manager is Actually a Great Opportunity
job hunt

The savvy job hunter has to be increasingly strategic in order to capture the attention and interest of recruiters and hiring managers. Here’s where the rules of the hunt might just come in handy to help you gain an edge in the job market.

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Try These 9 Strategies to Make Your Job Hunt a Winning Success
professional mission statement

Don’t underestimate the power and the value of a professional mission statement. It lays the foundation of your most important values, goals, and aspirations. It also signals to prospective employers, investors, colleagues, and connections that you are a thoughtful and purposeful professional. It might be the deciding factor that triggers a job offer, promotion, or READ MORE


Why Your New Professional Mission Statement Can Land You a Better Job
career growth mindset

Adopt a career growth mindset to get beyond conventional wisdom and limiting beliefs. Imagine your career as a constant opportunity for new achievements and successes.

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Adopt a Career Growth Mindset and Never Think of Yourself as “Unemployed”
job loss

No matter how prepared you think you are, a job loss feels like a kick in the gut. But you will get through this! And you can accelerate your recovery by following the set of best practices that I suggest in this article.

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When Job Loss Strikes (and it will), Follow These 11 Ways to Recover
professional experience

Your professional experience may be undervalued by recruiters and hiring managers who are too focused on skills and ignore the strategic and critical thinking skills that let you excel at your job.

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Is Your Professional Experience Undervalued? Here’s How to Talk It Up

Think about your career as if it were a business. Define the unique value proposition that you deliver to solve a specific business problem. Your unique value proposition sums up the unique way that you approach your roles and responsibilities. It encapsulates the results and the usefulness of what you deliver.

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Defining Your Unique Value Proposition
Informational Interview

Set up informational interviews to grow your network, gain valuable information and intelligence on job opportunities, and build your brand.

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How to Perfect the Informational Interview as an Experienced Professional
career plan

A career plan in these uncertain times must assume big changes ahead. Create a solid values-based foundation and build your plan from there.

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Have You Made the Best Career Plan to Ensure a More Certain Future?
solopreneur workstyle

As employees working from home, we need to be mindful and up to speed with the way solopreneurs work, and apply their keys to our jobs.

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Do You Know These Top Keys to the Solopreneur Workstyle?
age discrimination age bias

If your job was turned upside down in 2020, or you’re thinking you could get laid off at any moment, what are your prospects for 2021? Not only is age discrimination not going away, it may get worse. Watch for three trends that are impacting workers over 50. But also consider three tactics you can use to circumvent age bias and remain competitive and sought-after.

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Don’t Let Age Discrimination Ruin Your Job: Lessons from the Pandemic
generativity vs stagnation

We have to keep “generating” value, engaging with the world, and pushing our careers forward, or we are doomed to “stagnate” as inertia and complacency overtake us.

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How to Embrace “Generativity” and Avoid “Stagnation” in Your Career Over 50

Women over 50 are well-positioned to make a career comeback in today’s volatile economy, mitigating the wage losses and ageism of the past. But the secret is to take the initiative and to take charge. Fashion entrepreneur Marla Wynne exemplifies this trend.

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Marla Wynne: A Playbook for Women Over 50
networking plan

For every networking plan we make to successfully reach out and engage with our connections, we dread the entire process. How can we promote ourselves and get the job referrals we need without being pushy or feeling awkward or inauthentic?

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The Most Powerful Networking Plan? Always Be Giving
Intrapreneur

Job security has become a luxury that your employer can no longer afford to grant you. Redefine the value that you deliver to your employer and build job security by becoming an intrapreneur – a more motivated, strategic, and growth-oriented contributor within your team.

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Create Job Security in a Precarious World? Become an Intrapreneur
working from home

My approach to career development is inner-focused. So I approach the issues that come up around working from home in the same way. We need to build a strong inner foundation to help us become more aware, more intentional, and more balanced.

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Working From Home Over 50 – Maximizing Productivity, Staying Sane
Resume Tips

The resume tips you got when you were younger no longer apply in the digital era. Your resume is no longer your primary job search tool, nor is it the best way to tell your career story. It’s still a vital part of your toolkit – but in a new way.

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My 9 Top Resume Tips to Get You in the Door