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Are you ready for your encore career? That’s a whole new line of work you start after 55, it sounds daunting but a new book says it could be the best thing you’ve ever done The figures for redundancy rates among over 50s hit a record high in 2016 Arguably experience now counts for less […]
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The biggest stumbling block to starting a new business — and succeeding — for anyone, is money. For women, the challenge is multiplied. There are plenty of reasons why women are left out in the cold, ranging from the lack of access to investors to not being taken seriously. Yes, even in this day and age, […]
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 When retirement expert Kerry Hannon speaks to audiences around the country, she can see “the palpable fear in their eyes.” “They’re going to outlive their money,” she said. “A lot of people have not saved for retirement (and) they need to work.” Source: 2016 Retirement Confidence Survey People are living longer than ever and saving less during their […]
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 For many people, one of the biggest things to love about a job is having autonomy and control over their time. These workers say that a flexible job — one with an adaptable, telecommuting, part-time or freelance component — lowers stress, improves quality of life and makes them more engaged in the work itself. Gallup’s State of the […]
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Listen and explore how to transform your perspective about what work really means. Should you work for income? Happiness? Or both? How can shifting your ideas about what you get out of work change what you do? Can you find a different job that makes you happier? And, on the other hand, can you change […]
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With the rise of social media, employers can gain a lot of information about you from your online presence alone. This article was adapted from Great Jobs for Everyone 50+: Finding Work That Keeps You Happy and Healthy … and Pays the Bills by Kerry Hannon (John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2018), available at aarp.org/greatjobs and bookstores. Job hunting […]
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Lately, I’ve been devoting most of my Next Avenue posts to advice for women in their 50s and 60s who are small business owners or want to be. So, in the spirit of New Year’s, how’s this for a resolution for women entrepreneurs?: Think Bigger. That’s the title of a recent book by Michael W. […]
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This article was adapted from AARP’s Great Jobs for Everyone 50 +: Finding Work that Keeps You Happy and Healthy … and Pays the Bills by Kerry Hannon (John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2018). Video résumés are gaining acceptance among job seekers, employers and recruiters. Although they’re no substitute for a traditional résumé, a quality video résumé serves […]
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In this podcast, Kerry talks to Tom Matt via “Boomers Rock” radio on a range of topics from women and money to job search and finding a job you love. Enjoy! “Money Confidence”  Kerry Hannon – Episode 610 Why should I listen to this episode? Kerry Hannon knows her stuff. She is (in my humble opinion) THE nationally […]
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Nearly every week, I get an email or a call from a woman interested in starting a business and looking for advice. Generally, she’s over 50. Often, I suspect, she’s frustrated by a job hunt and has decided “what the heck, I have something I’ve always wanted to do and maybe the universe is trying […]
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