Read Published Article at TheChangeblog.com A police officer turned music agent. A Navy captain who became a circus manager. A botanist who traded plants for making chocolate. Those are a few stories of major career changes from the baby boomers and retirees I interviewed for my new book,“What’s Next: Follow Your Passion and Find Your […]
Four ways to get ready for a midlife career switch By Kerry Hannon | September 20, 2010 | Read Published Article at SecondAct When Cliff Stevenson chucked his 20-year career as a mortgage banker to teach social studies to high-schoolers, his salary took a freefall. To ease the hit, he and his wife sold […]
Read Published Article Bnet Moneywatch When Lisa Eaves decided to make a mid-career switch from working as a tech specialist for Fannie Mae to opening her own acupuncture practice five years ago, it was a risky move, but not a rash one.
Moving into a new field later in life can be fulfilling. Here’s how to do it Read Published Article A New York investment banker becomes a small-town chef. A techie turns acupuncturist. An entrenched corporate exec accepts an early retirement package and converts to the ministry. Longer life spans, concerns about outliving retirement savings, and […]
Read Posted Article If you’re like most women, restarting your career after a few years off to raise kids depends on three magic words: flexible work schedule. While a 40-hour-plus workweek remains the norm, many employers—maybe even your old one—have adapted to the demands of working parents. With a little smooth talking and determination on […]
Stitching together a new life Read Published Article Susan Wolcott is a child of the ’60s. As soon as she graduated from high school in 1969, she left her hometown of Olympia, Wash., and “did the hippie thing,” she says, taking the time to find out what was important to her—community, listening, spirituality, holistic health, […]
Read Published Article You’ll be pleased to discover that in the five or 10 years you’ve been out raising kids, the work world has loosened up a tad. Some of the trends you’ll have to adapt to: ubiquitous smart phones, instant messaging and text messaging, the heavy reliance on search engines, and perhaps most favorable […]
Four ways to get ready for a midlife career switch Read Published Article When Cliff Stevenson chucked his 20-year career as a mortgage banker to teach social studies to high-schoolers, his salary took a freefall. To ease the hit, he and his wife sold their century-old Victorian home outside Pittsburgh and moved to a smaller […]
College towns and centers of healthcare or state government tend to make great bets. By Emily Brandon , Kerry Hannon Read Published Article Many seniors are going to be employed past age 65, both for the money and because they enjoy working. But jobs aren’t exactly easy to come by right now. The unemployment rate […]
Read Published article The first books on swindler Bernie Madoff’s monstrous $65 billion Ponzi scheme have landed. Financial journalist Erin Arvedlund’s Too Good to Be True and biographer Jerry Oppenheimer’s Madoff With the Money are among the best.
What I Told The Senate About Older Workers and Jobs
I testified before the Senate Special Committee on Aging and its Chairman, Senator Susan M. Collins (R-Maine), and Ranking Member, Claire McCaskill at its June 24th hearing, Work in Retirement: Career Reinventions and the New Retirement Workscape, I was honored, and admittedly, a little thrilled Watch the video
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