Career & Retirement News

Weekly Roundup -- October 11, 2010

A compilation of resources on midlife career change and retirement transition

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This Week's Roundup

How to Get A Job When You’re Over 50 –
Some common sense advice on how to go about looking for work after being laid off.  Also includes an illustrated slide show of the 10 key tips for job hunting success.  Read More...

Will Health Reform Unleash 50+ Entrepreneurs?  –
Could healthcare reform unleash the inner entrepreneur in millions of older workers?  Retirement expert Mark Miller and others think it will.  Read More...

Best Business Structures for Your Startup Company – WSJ online
Single proprietorship, LLC, ‘S’ Corp, or Partnership?  When setting up a small business, it’s important to understand the ramifications of alternative structures.  This article lays out some of the pros and cons of the different options.  Read More...

Finding Second Home Bargains -- U.S. News and World Report
For those who still have some disposable income, now is a great time to buy a second home -- as an investment, a vacation/retirement retreat, or a little of both.  Read More...

Best Places to Start A Second Career -- The Daily Beast
Using a powerful database and carefully selected criteria, this list provides a review of some of the best places to relocate to when considering a second career.  Read More...


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Internet Radio Program Launched on Midlife Career Change
Career Solutions: Next Chapter/New Life is a new internet radio show focused on midlife career change, hosted by career/life coach Dorothy Tannahill- Moran. 

A New Degree Program on Non-Profit Management Announced by Rutgers
The Rutgers Institute for Ethical Leadership is offering a three-day certificate program designed for emerging non-profit leaders and private sector executives who are interested in shifting from corporate to non-profit work.  November 2-4.  The first session of The Nonprofit Exective and Emerging Leader Certificate Program will run from November 2-4 at the Ethical Leadership campus in Newark, NJ. Click the link above for more information or here to apply now

White Paper Published -- "The Decade of the Entrepreneur"
A recently published white paper by Jeff Connally, professor of Entrepreneurship at Acton MBA discusses the reasons behind the trend toward entrepreneurship in the current economic environment and makes that case that franchising presents an attractive alternative for many aspiring entrepreneurs.  Click the link above to access a copy now.