Posts in category "careers"

Career Reinvention Tips - 25 Action Items That Really Work

  For those of us in the midst of a life or career reinvention, trail tips are always welcome.  Learning from other’s experiences helps make our changes a little easier.  Knowing that other professionals have survived career and life reinventions provides us with hope that we can move through major changes and be successful.  Here... Read more »

5 Ways Baby Boomers Can Shine On Social Media

This is the second in this series of articles about changing business environments.  Technology is the topic – more specifically social media.  Social media is websites and applications that enable users to create and share content or to participate in social networking.  Sites like Linkedin, Facebook and Twitter are currently the leading social media sites.... Read more »

5 things you need to know about your career

As the career landscape continues to change it’s good idea to keep the following concepts in mind to keep change in perspective:  Multiple careers are now the norm.  It used to be that the job you took right out of college was the job you kept your entire working life.  Those days are long gone... Read more »
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Boomers: What to do before reality hits

        What is the new reality for many baby boomers today?  For some, it’s exactly as they expected it to be.  They worked for the same company for thirty-five years and retired with enough savings to live comfortably.  For others, turning 65 isn’t the magic age when the switch flips and you... Read more »

Attention Boomers: Millennials Make Great Mentors

        How familiar are you with these terms: infographics, ibeacons, mobile apps, disruption, or multi-channel marketing?   Until a few months ago, these words meant nothing to me either.  However, it seems that these subjects kept coming in business conversations and I hate to always be the one to ask the question; “what... Read more »

Boomers - Don't Be Left Behind

  Baby boomers have always had one thing going for us.  We have always had a sense of purpose.  President John F. Kennedy challenged us with the phrase “ask not what your country can do for you…. ask what you can do for your country.”   We took that challenge on with enthusiasm.  Boomers are used... Read more »
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Boomers - Make the Most of Social Media

So, you’re joined LinkedIn, Twitter and maybe written an occasional blog.  Then you sit back and wait for something to happen.  After a few months you may quit checking both sites and forget that they exist.  That was certainly my story until my 18-year-old niece patiently explained that in order for social media to work... Read more »

4 Reasons We Hate Change

This is the time of year when we make and maybe quickly break resolutions.  Resolutions about managing our time, losing weight, getting a new job, breaking off an unhealthy relationship, getting our bodies and minds back into shape…..the list is endless and our intentions are good.  Making resolutions makes us feel better.  Committing to making... Read more »

Five Ways to Start Your Career Reinvention

Take a deep breath.  Career reinventions are usually thrust on us.  We normally don’t wake up one day and say “Hey, I think I’ll turn my life upside down and change.”  Unfortunately loss triggers a career transition…company downsizing, mergers or acquisition with new management.  Most of us want to hide in our cubes and hope... Read more »
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5 Ways to speed change

  Let’s be honest.  We all hate change.  We would rather stay in a bad situation that we know than make changes to make things better.  It’s natural and normal.  However, in today’s atmosphere, changes are coming faster than ever.  Just think about the changes you’ve witnessed in your lifetime.   We all know at some... Read more »