Living Like You Mean It: The Existential Life

By | 2017-05-31T06:57:56+00:00 November 17th, 2011|Career Change|

To be fully alive, your search for personal meaning must be never-ending    John Tsilimparis   John Tsilimparis, a regular therapist on the A&E TV show, “Obsessed,” says that to be fully alive, each person’s search for personal meaning should be never-ending.  “We are constantly asking, experiencing and transforming ourselves as we adapt to life’s

The Secret of Success in 8 Words, 3 Minutes

By | 2017-04-04T06:13:17+00:00 November 17th, 2011|Career Change|

Author Richard St. John speaks on the eight traits that all successful people have in common (3 minute video)   After interviewing over 500 highly successful people from a wide variety of professional fields, Richard St. John analyzed and distilled their thoughts on success to develop his book "8 To Be Great:  The Eight Traits

The Hottest New Job Sectors

By | 2017-03-22T08:43:12+00:00 November 10th, 2011|Career Change|

CNNMoney reports on the job sectors and cities where employment growth is strongest All across America, even today, there are small business sectors that are thriving. You just have to know where to look. Here is a list of a few of them: Restaurants with bars in them have increased sales of 5.6% and profits

Is a Career Coach Worth the Investment?

By | 2017-03-22T08:44:21+00:00 November 3rd, 2011|Career Change|

Find out why a career coach might be a good choice for you   PriceWaterhouseCoopers consultant Karina Diaz Cano hired a career coach after losing her job there in 2008.  She did this after some hesitation. After all, she says, coaches can be very pricey.  But ultimately she thought that the few sessions she scheduled

Best Online Job Sites for Boomers and Beyond

By | 2017-03-22T08:46:32+00:00 November 2nd, 2011|Career Change|

13 online job sites specifically targeted at mature job seekers   Most online job sites are aimed at people just starting out on the careers. Here, finally, is a list of online job sites aimed at mature audiences. The jobs listed are mainly intended for those with years of experience who, either by choice or

Life Lessons from the Class of 42

By | 2017-03-22T08:47:17+00:00 November 2nd, 2011|Career Change|

Where does fulfillment come from? David Brooks analyzes the personal reminiscences of the Yale class of 1942    How do you feel about how you’ve lived your life so far? To find out, David Brooks, a New York Times op-ed columnist suggested in a recent piece that everyone of a certain age—mainly those 50 or

Best and Worst Jobs — A Rating of 200 Popular Careers

By | 2017-04-11T14:30:17+00:00 October 25th, 2011|Career Change| has rated 200 popular jobs on how satisfying they are. has recently published its rankings of the 200 best to worst jobs of 2011. It bases its rankings on a mathematical formula derived from five criteria: Work environment, physical demands, outlook, income and stress. Jobs are rated  according to how “gratifying each profession

Richard Bolles’ Five Essential Career Change Strategies

By | 2017-04-11T14:36:21+00:00 October 25th, 2011|Career Change|

The author of What Color Is Your Parachute provides insight and advice for making a successful midlife career change     Richard Bolles’ perennial bestseller, What Color Is Your Parachute is the bible when it comes to practical advice on how to find a new job or start a new career.  In his newly revised

Career Change: A Guide to Finding Your Passion

By | 2017-04-11T14:23:27+00:00 July 6th, 2010|Career Change|

Seven Common Sense Steps To Finding a Career You Love   The following is an excerpt from What's Next? Follow Your Passions and Find Your Dream Job by Kerry Hannon    Find a place to start.  You don’t need a precise definition before you get going. Start by making a list of what you do know you want

Five Things to Contemplate Before Making a Major Career Change

By | 2017-04-11T14:34:18+00:00 May 12th, 2010|Career Change|

Midlife career change involves emotional as well as professional challenges. Here are some key issues to be aware of.   The following is an excerpt from What's Next? Follow Your Passions and Find Your Dream Job by Kerry Hannon          Marketing 101. How good are you at selling yourself? Really? This is a key ingredient