Life’s third act

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Since many of us will live to be 90 or more, that means we have one third of our life to live when we attain the age of 60.  Rather than assuming life peaks before this and we are now on the down-slope, many are describing this part of our lives as the third act. Continue reading “Life’s third act”

Working toward Post-Graduate Nursing Degrees

online nursing Nurses often work long hours throughout the week. Because they may be at work for as long as twelve hours per shift, it might seem like these professionals have little time to pursue an advanced degree.

However, nurses who want to go back to school to work toward a post-graduate degree have an option that helps them avoid going to on-campus courses. Continue reading “Working toward Post-Graduate Nursing Degrees”

An Online MBA Could Be Your Launchpad

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Many people dream of the six-figure salaries that come with careers in the business world, but only a fraction of them have the intelligence and work ethic to successfully complete an MBA program.

Are you one of the minority? Do you have what it takes to succeed in business? Here are just a few questions to ask yourself before you enroll in a program. Continue reading “An Online MBA Could Be Your Launchpad”

Help others as a social worker

UNESocial workers can help individuals, families and communities in enhancing their overall lives and well-being. Obtaining a Master of Social Work degree will help students to develop their skills and abilities in order to resolve problems that individuals or families may be experiencing.

Those who have a passion for making a difference and care about people may make excellent social workers. In addition to enhancing the quality of other’s lives, social workers also aim to achieve social justice and help others in reaching their full potential. Continue reading “Help others as a social worker”

Tips to Becoming an Entrepreneur

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While becoming your own boss may seem like a pipe dream, especially in today’s economy, it can still be achieved at any age if you take the right course of action. But where does one start in the sometimes intimidating world of entrepreneurship?

The following tips will help set you on the right path to your new life. Continue reading “Tips to Becoming an Entrepreneur”

British Seniors Are Welcome In The Workforce

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This article is contributed by Tristan Anwyn.

For the silver-haired in Britain this is shaping up to be something of a golden age, where employers are more likely than ever to welcome older employees back into the workforce.  

Recent statistics show that the number of over-65s currently employed in the UK is now over a million for the first time in history.  It may be a little intimidating to go for that interview but remember you have lots to offer. Continue reading “British Seniors Are Welcome In The Workforce”

The Road To A Successful Real Estate Career

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If you’re serious about a career in real estate, then you’ll want to go to school for it. Just as dentists, nurses, and contractors obtain some type of secondary education to help prepare them for their career choices, the highly qualified and successful real estate agents are the ones who sought out educational opportunities to help them get a leg up in the world of buying and selling residential and commercial property. Continue reading “The Road To A Successful Real Estate Career”

Getting That Job In The Social Media Age

Your online profile in social media can be impressive versus newcomers to the job market.

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As a senior who is looking for a job, you may find the thought of competing against all those bright young people in the job marketplace somewhat daunting.

It’s not surprising to see a senior write online about the challenges of getting around the age factor in the job hunt. After all, some employers may exhibit ageism and preferentially hire younger people.

Even if you’re well-respected, dynamic and an action-oriented professional you may well wonder how best to navigate in that treacherous job market. Continue reading “Getting That Job In The Social Media Age”

How Senior Workers Can Cope in Uncertain Times

soldiering on This article is contributed by Morgan Darrow.

Older employees in the workplace can represent many different things: experienced mentors, skilled workers wizened by decades of experience, and models of prosperous work ethic. However, they also represent one of the most rapidly expanding demographics in work forces around the world.

Elderly employees are being worked well past their years of retirement – and the toll of that work so late in their lives begins to show itself in physical wear, mental exhaustion, and anxiety for the future. Continue reading “How Senior Workers Can Cope in Uncertain Times”

Tips For The Mature Job Seeker

mature job seekerThis article is contributed by Molly Wiltshire-Bridle.

Over the hill … and into a new job.

Call it a mid-life crisis, or perhaps just a long overdue epiphany, but at the ripe old age of 50, you’ve decided it’s time for a career change. Or perhaps, less graciously, you’ve found yourself facing redundancy after 20+ years of service (read: servitude?). Continue reading “Tips For The Mature Job Seeker”