One night, as they sat in his library sipping a $10 bottle of Meursault, Washington Redskins owner Jack Kent Cooke turned to Stuart A. Haney, his young lawyer and aide de camp, and declared: “Twenty years after I’m gone I will only be a footnote in the annals of the National Football League.” But, as […]
There’s a lesson in the news of alleged harassment of players on the Miami Dolphins football team: Bullying isn’t just about schoolkids or athletes. It’s rampant in many workplaces, no matter the industry. According to the Bellingham, Wash.-based Workplace Bullying Institute, one-third of people surveyed say they’ve been bullied on the job. Half of the organizations […]
Discover and the biggest challenges for someone trying to find a job when they are over 50. Explore strategies for starting a second career. Prepare for ways to combat ageism.
This week’s column is different from the usual question-and-answer format. I would like to share some thoughts from participating in the AARP conference Work@50+ recently held at the Long Beach Convention Center. The attendance was exceptional — 1, 000 people with at least three-quarters of them looking for work. It’s one thing to read the […]
Inside the red-brick St. Michael’s Lutheran Church in North Philadelphia, more than a century old, the walls, lined with stained glass windows, reverberate with the haunting strains of a chorus of middle schoolers singing Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah.” It’s a soaring rendition of a ubiquitous song. The simple repetition of the word is comforting, mesmerizing and […]
Charlie Palumbo, 33, has had seven jobs in three states since leaving the Navy just over a decade ago. To say the least, she’s had a rocky path to finding work. But in July, the Charlottesville, Va. mother of two got her “dream job” as the veterans outreach coordinator at the Virginia Employment Commission, assisting […]
Guess what? Older workers get jobs. It might take a little more time for a myriad of reasons from your salary demands to your own lack of imagination about the kind of work you’re applying for, but employers really aren’t out to shun workers over 50. They do want grown-ups in the shop. We tend […]
Listen to Ed Zinkiewicz’s interview with Kerry about Great Jobs for Everyone 50+ and working after retirement.
Aging out of a job is apparently becoming passe’, as more Americans continue to work beyond retirement age. Whether embarking on a new career or sticking with long-held positions, seasoned workers should follow certain strategies to achieve success, career experts advise. As previously reported, more Americans age 50 and older indicate that they delaying retirement […]
Hiring for seasonal jobs is heating up. So if you’re looking for some extra income, there’s no time like the present to go job hunting. Nearly 40 percent of retailers say they plan to ramp up holiday hiring, up from 36 percent last year and 29 percent in 2011, according to CareerBuilder’s annual survey. All […]