“Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.” Maggie Mistal, career coach and Sirius XM radio host, loves this quote from Theologian Howard Thurman. But Mistal has heard enough corporate castaway tales from her clientele and […]
RIP: World Banker It’s time to take stock of 2010. Many of you are probably doing the same thing about now. There were funerals, graduations and new beginnings. From the good-byes, came lasting lessons learned. From the beginnings, came a hope and promise for the future. My mother-in-law died in September. She was someone I loved […]
Keith Richards, a career to remember Wondering what to buy for the job hunter in your life, or the retiree looking for what’s next this holiday season? You could just send them on an escapist, rambling roll through Rolling Stone Keith Richards’ new memoir, Life, which might be a perfectly fine option, depending on the […]
CLICK HERE TO READ AT SECOND VERSE I hate to work out in health clubs. No offense. Stairmasters, Ellipticals, you name it. I pass. Any kind of regime gets old fast. I prefer the outdoors, walking for several miles a day with my Labrador Retriever, Zena. My lab, Zena, husband, Cliff and me after a […]
CLICK HERE TO READ AT SECOND VERSE Believe me, there is a connection. Last weekend, an eager audience gathered at the upscale Mazza Gallerie, in Washington, D.C., to learn about “Creating Your Own Best Life” from a panel of five wise and somewhat irreverent women authors perched before them. I was delighted to be […]
CLICK HERE TO READ AT SECOND VERSE If you’re over 55 and pounding the pavement these days, it’s not pretty. I have several friends who fit this description. They’re frustrated, furious and frankly dumbfounded by their inability to land a job that suits their experience and desired salary.
CLICK HERE TO READ ON SECOND VERSE Clara Barton, founder of the American Red Cross: Image via Wikipedia Women get ready. If nonprofit hiring is on the upswing (based on the jump in nonprofit job postings at the Chronicle of Philanthropyand Idealist.org ) as I wrote in my post earlier this week, female job seekers may be in luck. That’s […]
CLICK HERE TO READ ON SECOND VERSE At Civic Ventures’ Purpose Prize Summit meeting in Philadelphia last weekend, the gathering of 300 or so nonprofit execs and social entrepreneurs were twittering about the possibility. The consensus: At least anecdotally, there’s some evidence that the nonprofit sector is opening up for job seekers, according to the informal survey […]
This post is part of an ambitious project to crowd-source the January issue of Forbes Magazine. The goal is to find the companies, people, places and ideas that should be on people’s radar next year. You can submit your own ideas at “Names You Need to Know in 2011.” The best will run in the magazine. […]
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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