What is the state of the job market for older workers? How can we better manage our careers as an asset that is part of a retirement plan? What are the prospects for people thinking of launching second careers as entrepreneurs?

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Kerry Hannon and Mark Tarnoff
Kerry Hannon and John Tarnoff

This special edition of my RetirementRevised.com podcastfeatures answers to these questions from two experts: Next Avenue blogger and author Kerry Hannon and career coach and author John Tarnoff. They’ve each written books advising older workers on how to navigate the job market, but look at the subject through somewhat different lenses.

Hannon, a journalist by background, has written Great Jobs for Everyone 50+. This spring, she’ll release her newest book (co-published by Next Avenue and Wiley): Never Too Old to Get Rich: The Entrepreneur’s Guide to Starting a Business Mid-Life.

Tarnoff, a Next Avenue Influencer in Aging, has worked as an executive and producer in the entertainment industry and as a technology entrepreneur. His own career hit a wall at 50, which led him to his current work as a reinvention career coach, helping people navigate job transitions. In 2017, he published Boomer Reinvention: How to Create Your Dream Career Over 50.

(The conversation with Kerry and John is part of my weekly subscription newsletter and podcast on retirement and aging — here’s a sample edition —featuring my recent interview with CBS business analyst and author Jill Schlesinger.)

Kerry Hannon and John Tarnoff: Advice for older workers navigating the job market
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Mark Miller

 By Mark MillerMark Miller is a journalist and author specializing in retirement and aging. He blogs at RetirementRevised.com and is the author of The Hard Times Guide to Retirement Security. Follow Mark on Twitter @retirerevised, or subscribe to his free weekly email newsletter.

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