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Your Career Comfort Zone is a Dangerous Trap: Here’s How to Escape It

Your career comfort zone will fool you into thinking that it’s better to do nothing than to take action. If you are unhappy in your current position or are in the midst of a career transition, take the opportunity to move beyond the illusory stability of your comfort zone. To better understand how the comfort zone works, it might help to remember the old parable of the frog and the pot of water. T

The Challenge Of A Retirement Gap: When Only One Partner Retires

Monday morning at 6am, you chug coffee, roll out of bed, and drag yourself to the shower. After a blissful weekend, nothing bites more than getting up to face the real world on a Monday morning. For some, however, there is an added caveat: their retired partner is happily reading the news in their pajamas. How do you motivate yourself to schlep to the office when your better half has a day of read

7 Essential Tools For A Busy Entrepreneur

Busy entrepreneurs need all the help they can get to be productive and successful. That’s why using the right tools is essential. Unlike in the past, many great tools are now available to help them manage their businesses more effectively. For this reason, businesses continue to thrive and grow, making all the difference in the world for a busy entrepreneur. Here are seven essential tools for busy

The True Cost Of Losing An Executive & The Best Ways Of Structuring Plans To Retain Executives

For organizations to thrive in today’s economy, finding and retaining the best executives is vital. Given the unprecedented challenges and increased competition blooming across a myriad of industries, retaining top executive talent is crucial. Many companies tend to be myopic as it relates to understanding the true cost of losing an executive. It is important for companies to focus on the “total”

Going Freelance – 7 Steps To Complete Career Independence

Going freelance was not the plan. You were supposed to stay in that job you loved for as long as you were performing well. Instead, you got laid off in your 50s, a notoriously difficult age to find a new job. Many of us over 50 have worked in steady and stable jobs and companies for a decade or more.  Losing the regularity and the security of steady employment is particularly tough in an ageist ec

Want To Make Some Extra Money While You’re Retired? Here’s 9 Ideas

Retirement is a time for rest and relaxation, but for many people, it’s also an opportunity to earn extra income in their spare time. Fortunately, there are plenty of ways to make money during retirement that are flexible, enjoyable, and potentially lucrative. In this article, we’ll explore some great ways to make money when you’re retired in your spare time.

Important Job Search Tip: Stand Up For What You Stand For

I had a pretty unsettling dream about a job search the other night. I felt like I was at a dead end in my career, and never going to work again. Sound familiar? Dream or no dream, this is a feeling that seems very real to many people over 50 who are struggling with their job search and the new realities of the 21st century economy, ageism in hiring, and a very real need and desire to keep on worki

What’s Your Retirement Type? 9 Likely Possibilities For The Retired Person

When we’re younger our identity is often defined by our career. We’re a teacher, a doctor, a banker, a homemaker. But after we retire things change. We find a new identity or new profile… if for no other reason than having a way for people to remember us. 1. The Grandparent I myself would like to be more of a grandparent. But my grandkids live in three different states — not one of them the sta

Your Linkedin Profile: The 2 Best Fixes To Improve It

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Your LinkedIn profile is your one-stop online professional branding tool and virtual resume. To make it truly effect, you need to tap into the deeper levels of your mission and your motivation. The two aspects of the LinkedIn profile that most people mess up are the Headline and the About section. By dedicating time and effort to these two elements, you will develop much greater traction in buildi