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  How I went from Cookies to Corporate
by Connie Pheiff - Jun, 2015
On June 30, 2006 at 4:02 pm I was told I would no longer be the CEO of Girl Scouts. I expected to be the leader of the number one leadership program for women well into my retirement years. Unfortunately that did not happen. I had no idea losing a position I was most passionate about would change my life forever. The following three months brought plenty of margaritas and depression. Although I was CEO of a national organi...
  3 Ways to Shake Up Your Mentoring Program for Better Results
by Lindsey Pollak - May, 2015
Remember that old song we learned as kids, "Make new friends, but keep the old. One is silver and the other's gold?" It's a good reminder for the workplace. As individuals, we benefit from having a professional network comprised of both longtime connections and new workplace relationships. If you primarily hang out with the "old guard" in your organization or industry, you risk missing out on fresh perspectives. If you...
  Why Ageism Isn’t Your Real Problem
by Lisa Rangel - Mar, 2015
Ageism as a challenge gets thrown around a lot in the executive recruiting world. There is this false assumption that because you’re a certain age that you won’t get the job. The reality is there are plenty of companies who will hire you for your expertise regardless of your age if you can properly convey your value. Yet many executives looking for work still cite ageism as their main challenge in landing the job. Pardon th...
  How to Present Career Longevity on a Resume
by Alexandra Levit - Feb, 2015
Today's post is another question from a reader: “I am 57 years old, and I'm concerned that my resume goes back too far and may be too long. When the high-tech company I worked for went under, I returned to school, got a master's degree in education and began teaching. I worked in the inner city for 10 years and finally burned out and left two years ago. Since then I have been working part-time in grant-fund...
  Rising to the Top: Busting Job Search Myths at 64
by Mindy Thomas - Sep, 2014
When my boomer buddy, a global SVP, informed me that he landed a new job in less than 60 days after getting laid off from his company after 20 years, I shouted with joy. With over 3 million baby boomers currently unemployed, we all know how tough it is. I asked him, “Do you realize that you just shattered your own myth about not being hireable because you are ‘over the hill’, have grey hair and are 64 years old?” I will...
  Tips For Job Searching When You Are Over 50
by Michelle Dumas - Sep, 2014
“50 is the new 30″. “Old guys rule”. “Age is only a number.” “Yeah, I got that scrape skateboarding with my grandson”. These are just some of the comments that reflect a shift in perception about aging in our society, in part because life-expectancy keeps increasing, as do the expectations those in middle age (and older) have of what they can and want to do. People over 50 are more active than ever and take pride in...
  Seasoned Advice for Mature Workers
by Linda K. Rolie, M.A., CVC - Oct, 2012
A significantly growing population of job hunters, and those who are landing jobs, is between the ages of 55 to 71 (and beyond). You may have heard, “age 50 is the youth of old age” or “age 60 is the new 50” and so on. Various opinions exist about whether age-related biases negatively impact these mid-lifers’ employability. There are mature workers who are far from elder status but feel they are discriminated against due t...
  Long Ago in a Far Away Place
by Debra Wheatman - Jul, 2012
Many stories begin with the trope, “long ago in a far away land.” We expect to be transported to an unfamiliar place and time. Unfortunately, some careerists use this technique when writing a résumé. We feel as though we are climbing on grandfather’s knee to hear the tale of a time when 3.5 inch floppy disk was king and everyone was blown away by DOS. We see skills such as Fortran and dBase. On the contact line, we see a f...
  Community Outreach & Diversity
by Local JobNetwork™ - May, 2012
Welcome to a powerful network that connects employers with more than 16,000 organizations across the nation to provide employment assistance to constituents in their communities. We value our partnerships with construction/skilled trades, diversity organizations, general business, historically black colleges and unive...
  Clash Points at Work – How Are the Generations Different?
by Dr. Maynard Brusman - Nov, 2011
My trusty old Toyota Camry overheated the other day. I had the car towed to my mechanic and called Enterprise Car Rental to pick me up. The driver of the pick-up van was pretty friendly so we started to talk. He’s 71 years old and a retired mortician. He works full time for Enterprise. I asked him what it was like working with mostly twenty year olds. He wisely told me that everyone got along pretty well probably due to...
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