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The Happiest States

By | 2017-03-22T11:13:13+00:00 December 18th, 2009|Career Change, Retirement|

Sunshine, open space—and fewer people—appear to make people happier.  In the “maybe this isn’t news” category, new research suggests that sunshine and open space make people happier. The study ranks all 50 states and the District of Columbia on a happiness scale. Louisiana is perhaps a surprise in the No. 1 slot (although the data

Laid Off? That May Be Better Than the Alternative

By | 2017-03-22T11:12:54+00:00 December 18th, 2009|Career Change|

Research at Boeing finds the corporate survivors in more miserable shape than those who got pink slips. Nobody likes the idea of getting laid off. But for many working in one of America’s large corporations, not getting laid off can actually be worse. At least that’s the conclusion of a team of academics who spent

Average Unemployment at 29 Weeks and Rising

By | 2017-03-22T11:13:33+00:00 December 18th, 2009|Career Change|

It's getting harder for the laid-off to find new work. The average unemployed American has been out of work for 28.5 weeks, according to the latest unemployment report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. That’s a sharp jump from a year ago, when the average duration of unemployment was 19 weeks. The jump has

Best Careers for Women Over 40

By | 2017-04-11T15:06:04+00:00 December 18th, 2009|Career Change|

These jobs combine above-average pay, prospects, control and flexibility. What do women want in a job? More magazine conducted a national survey of women over 40 and asked them that question. The answers: a good salary, bright future prospects, a high degree of personal control and a flexible schedule. More then interviewed career experts to identify

First Step: Finding Your Passion

By | 2017-04-11T03:46:35+00:00 December 7th, 2009|Career Change|

How does a 55-year-old find his passion? I am ready to move out of the high-tech business, and I read a lot of books on change process. However, I have not found the courage or the process to help me make the first step. —Rich Durkin   Start With What You Don’t Want Sometimes all

Best Part-Time Jobs for Baby Boomers

By | 2017-04-11T14:45:37+00:00 August 27th, 2009|Career Change|

Michael Farr and Laurence Shatkin have researched and written more than 20 books on career topics, including 225 Best Jobs for Baby Boomers, a compendium of dozens of lists of desirable and growing fields for baby boomers. The list below ranks part-time careers that employ a high percentage of baby boomers on a combination of

Best Jobs for Baby Boomers

By | 2017-04-13T08:43:49+00:00 August 27th, 2009|Career Change|

Rankings of fast-growing professions that employ high percentages of midlife workers. Best Overall Jobs for Baby Boomers Fastest Growing Jobs for Baby Boomers Best Part-Time Jobs for Baby Boomers

Fastest Growing Jobs for Baby Boomers

By | 2017-04-11T14:29:07+00:00 August 27th, 2009|Career Change|

Michael Farr and Laurence Shatkin have researched and written more than 20 books on career topics, including 225 Best Jobs for Baby Boomers, a compendium of dozens of lists of desirable and growing fields for baby boomers. The list below ranks careers that employ a high percentage of baby boomers on projected job growth. Job

Best Overall Jobs for Baby Boomers

By | 2017-04-11T04:06:01+00:00 August 26th, 2009|Career Change|

Michael Farr and Laurence Shatkin have researched and written more than 20 books on career topics, including 225 Best Jobs for Baby Boomers, a compendium of dozens of lists of desirable and growing fields for baby boomers. The list below ranks careers that employ a high percentage of baby boomers on a combination of three

How Can I Overcome My Fears?

By | 2017-04-11T03:52:32+00:00 August 24th, 2009|Career Change|

Q: In today’s economy, it doesn’t seem realistic to consider changing careers and taking a chance to follow a dream. How can I overcome my fears? —Mike, New York It is a scary time, there’s no doubt. But even if you don’t change careers during this downturn, this IS the time to plan ahead. It’s