Think no one sees your resume? You may be right.

By |2014-08-21T00:00:00+00:00August 21st, 2014|Technology, Workforce|

Traditional thought about resumes sometimes focuses on a great visual appearance, something that makes them look professional and appealing in hopes of making the person wading through the pile stop and look. The truth is, large companies use software to weed through thousands, even millions of resumes, and those fancy resumes can guarantee failure.

Thinking outside the typical job-hunting box

By |2014-07-17T00:00:00+00:00July 17th, 2014|Life after 50, Workforce|

I may have to retire from my career job but that does not mean I am retiring from ever earning an income again. I have marketable skills that are valued in today’s workplace market. There are lots of income opportunities out there. I simply have to figure out how to turn these opportunity options into an income reality that works for me. 

Another pension income reality: I’m an income snob

By |2014-07-08T00:00:00+00:00July 8th, 2014|Workforce|

It’s a relief to know that I can actually afford to retire now and be able to comfortably live and financially sustain my lifestyle. I will earn/generate more income in retirement than my current net take home pay. So what’s the problem? 
Income social status! 

Are we talking about my retirement expectations or yours?

By |2014-06-30T00:00:00+00:00June 30th, 2014|Workforce|

I'm being blasted from colleagues and friends as “jumping ship” prematurely into retirement because I’m not using some pre-packaged presumed assumption of how I will be living my life when I retire from my current career job. Whose retirement is this, anyway?

Surviving the realities of job hunting

By |2014-06-25T00:00:00+00:00June 25th, 2014|Workforce|

In these past few weeks, I have gone through an ego-bruising crash-course in job hunting 2014, and it has not been pretty.Today’s info-tech-centric culture means the job-hunting process has morphed into an endless series of click, select, edit, scan, download, save and submit buttons.

Turning ageism on its age

By |2014-06-03T00:00:00+00:00June 3rd, 2014|Life after 50, Workforce|

I’ve been on a couple of interviews now and they have been most enlightening. Every one has been hosted by individuals decades younger and considerably less experienced. There have been some awkward moments and some engaging ones. Who knew that I could charm these young folks into seriously considering me to be a part of their team, working under their direction?

Neutralizing the naysayers

By |2014-05-28T00:00:00+00:00May 28th, 2014|Life after 50, Workforce|

“Now you’ll see what the rest of us have been dealing with … let’s see how long you’ll be a confirmed practicing optimist now! … you’ve been living the high life, welcome to the real world!”
I could go on, but you get the idea of what I’ve been bombarded with since I informed some of the people in my small world about my impending job loss.