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Why I Won’t Celebrate ‘Bring Your Parents to Work Day’

Posted on 11/6/2013 by |General News | Comments

Your LifeLate yesterday, I got an email reminding me that today is the first annual “Bring Your Parents to Work Day.” LinkedIn, which created the occasion, describes it as “a global initiative designed to help bridge the gap between parents and their professional children.” When I read this my first reaction was, What gap? The millennials certainly don’t have anything approaching the generation gap we boomers had with our moms and dads. My second reaction was to email my 24-year-old, who, by …

The Rush to Tweet Goes On

Posted on 08/5/2013 by |News, Culture, Sights and Sounds | Comments

Bulletin Today | TechnologyI find myself using Twitter more these days. I’m searching for contacts and ideas, trying to get my own point of view heard and trying to follow the recommendations of some key experts, whose thoughts and links I value. Turns out, I’m not alone. Related: Looking for a job? Why you need to go social Use of the social media site Twitter by those ages 50-64 has doubled since November 2010, nearly keeping pace with the overall growth in use of …

A Grave Matter: What Happens to Your Social Media When You Die?

Posted on 05/6/2013 by |Caregiving | Comments

CaregivingJust when you thought you had all the important documents you need to know your loved one’s wishes — power of attorney, will, health care directive, perhaps Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) — here’s another to consider: a social media will. This digital estate planning document states what you want to have happen to your social media — Facebook, Twitter, Google, LinkedIn, email account — when you die. Just as you need an executor of your estate, you’d have to appoint a …

Your Professional Life, Reimagined

Posted on 09/12/2012 by |Washington D.C. | Comments

WorkReaching your 50s brings a whole new world of complexities, opportunities and excitement. To get the best of it, it is crucial to stay current with our fast-changing world, always looking for fresh perspectives and keeping your options open. At this stage in life, you don’t want to feel forced into something that doesn’t fit into your lifestyle; on the contrary, you should have the flexibility to choose when, where, how and with whom you are enjoying your life. This …

20+ Years of Work Experience? Explore Work Reimagined

Posted on 08/1/2012 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

WorkWho else remembers looking forward to Sunday mornings when a certain section of the newspaper would arrive, thick with possibilities? After being in the work force full-time for a few years, I had my sights set on a bigger city and a job at a larger company with better benefits. There was just one place to look: in the paper’s ‘Help Wanted’ section. Times sure have changed. Decades later, every day is Sunday for job seekers. And in the wake …

Turbo-Charge Your Job Search with LinkedIn Groups

Posted on 04/15/2012 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

WorkThis is a guest post by Heather Taylor. This freelance writer, consultant and radio producer has served as a job coach in the AARP Foundation WorkSearch Program since January 2011, helping adults 50+ who are unemployed to find satisfying work. Are you already one of 150 million current LinkedIn users? If so, good for you. If not, there are more reasons than ever to join. Some recent figures on social media use for job hunting (via The Degree 360) underscore why being part of LinkedIn is so …