Career Reinvention - Carl Kurlander

Carl Kurlander – Cultural Entrepreneur

Carl Kurlander, the screenwriter behind the classic 1985 film “St. Elmo’s Fire,” had an unexpected career reinvention when he took a year off from Hollywood to teach  – and rediscovered his home town.

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networking

3 Networking Steps to Accelerate Your Career Goals

If you want to be pro-active with your networking, consider these suggestions. Networking is not just about going out to events and meeting new people.  You’ve got to also think strategically about the network you already have. Classically, redoing your resume is the first place you start. And while your resume (and more especially your

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Home-Based Business

Home-Based Business Ideas for Boomers

For baby boomers looking to get out of corporate America, starting a small home-based business  may be one of the best ways to get yourself back in the professional saddle. Home-based businesses are often easy to start and require little capital outlay, making them an ideal investment for first-time entrepreneurs. Leveraging the Internet is the common

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Mentoring

Why Boomers Make the Best Mentors

Being a good mentor not only makes sense from a pay-it-forward point of view, it also makes good business sense. Boomers have all the right ingredients to successfully mentor younger professionals to become successful leaders in their own right. Boomers have what it takes to seed and perpetuate the value they have gained through years

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reinvention

The 5 Reinvention Steps: Not Just for Work!

We can start to pave the way right now for a rich old age full of meaning, connections, support, love and caring. Many Boomer men and women share the “homeless guy” or “bag lady” fantasy – that there is no future for us beyond “retirement” age and no hope for successful aging.  Coupled with increased

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My 2.5 Career Reinvention Lessons: No.1 – You Are Not Your Resume

In researching and compiling this series on boomer reinventions over the past months, I’ve learned a lot about how our generation is coping with living longer and working longer in a society and economy that aren’t quite ready for us to be prolonging our careers. Successful reinventors are those who, by necessity in one form

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