Job Search

If you’re in your 40s, 50s, or beyond, and thinking about changing your career, you want to be sure you’re making the right decision. One of the best ways to explore whether a career option would be a good fit is by conducting informational interviews with people who are already working in that field. But […] Read More

17 years ago, I quit my job, packed up my things, and moved with my soon-to-be husband from Texas to Florida. I knew absolutely no one in Florida, and I had no job lined up. On top of that, I wanted to change my career from accounting to some kind of counseling work. Thank goodness, […] Read More

Have you put your dreams on hold? Is there something you really want to do, but you believe you don’t have the time or the money to go after it? My client, “Diane,” had put her dream on the back-burner for years. When I met her, she was burned-out in her career as a financial […] Read More

How do you get work experience for the new career you want? Depending on the type of work you’re interested in, you may be able to show on your résumé how your current accomplishments and skills are transferable to that new career. In some cases, though, it can be difficult to change career direction without […] Read More

While writing a resume for a client recently, I was reminded once again how important it is to have your ducks in a row. My client, “Emma”, had spent 30 years building a high-powered career in a large city, and now wanted to find work that’s less demanding and more flexible. Oh, did I mention […] Read More

Is retirement work something you wish you didn’t have to think about? Most of our parents didn’t have to worry about working in retirement. But a lot of us over 50 are realizing we will need to continue working past traditional retirement age just to make ends meet. Many of us boomers want to continue […] Read More

How up-to-date are your computer skills these days? What about your LinkedIn profile? Updating your computer skills is the fourth success strategy for finding work after age 55, according to the MetLife study of the job market for baby boomers, “Buddy, Can you Spare a Job?”. The study found that interviewers are looking for people […] Read More

How healthy is your network? Most everyone would agree that job search networking is probably the most important element in any career change or job search. The MetLife study, “Buddy, Can You Spare a Job?”, lists nurturing your network as the third success strategy for finding work after age 55. I talked about the first […] Read More