Career & Retirement News

Weekly Roundup -- October 19, 2010

A compilation of resources on midlife career change and retirement transition

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This Week's Roundup

5 Steps To Take Right Now If You’re 50+ And Unemployed --
There are ways to give yourself an edge over the competition as you search for a new career after 50. You can improve your odds of getting hired by following these five easy and effective tips.  [Read More]

How To Create A Consultancy Based on Your Professional Expertise --
Despite the current economy, the Labor Department says employment in most consulting disciplines will grow more than twice as fast as all occupations over the next eight years.  If you are considering leaving your job to become an independent consultant, here are five ways to making the transition easier.  [Read More]

Top 10 Least Stressful Jobs --
Feeling overworked and overwhelmed? Maybe it's time for a career change to one of these 10 fields from Money and's list of America's best jobs.  [Read More]

Who’s the Happiest ...and Why? --
What kind of people turn out to be the happiest?  If you buy this research, it should be a married born-again Christian orthodontist who lives in Costa Rica. Anneli Rufus explores the key stats that indicate who among us are most satisfied with their lives.  [Read More]

Taking Early Retirement May Retire Memory, Too --  The New York Times
As they say, "Use it or lose it!"  Data from the United States, England and 11 other European countries suggest that the earlier people retire, the more quickly their memories decline.  [Read More]


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How to Become A Teacher in Midlife  **Featured Career Guide**
This 40-page guides includes everything you need to know about how to make a midlife career shift to teaching.  Click here to purchase as an instant download for just $4.95.  Or click here to review the Table of Contents.

Three Questions That Could Change Your Life  **Life Coach Advice**
As a warm-up exercise for getting people prepared to discuss their personal life goals, financial planning guru George Kinder asks his clients to consider three questions, which are striking in their simplicity and for the thought process that they stimulate.

Postcard From Charlotte: Six Steps to A Successful Second Career  **Blog Post**
Blogger Kerry Hannon reflects on some of the key lessons learned from interviewing dozens of midlife career changers for her new book: What's Next -- Follow Your Passion And Find Your Dream Job.

Assessing and Prioritizing Your Life Values  **Free Tool**
The Life Values Self-Assessment Test provides an interactive online tool for assessing what you need focusing on to achieve a healthy and productive work/life balance.  Click here to find out more or take the test now.


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