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This is a wonderful time of the year to relax, recharge and refocus before the new year begins. It’s also an ideal time for family and friends to gather to catch up, and for you to reflect and begin to focus on your 2017 goals, particularly as they relate to your career. Whether you’re employed and…
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En español |  Don’t expect boomers to jump into retirement and pursue a life of full-time leisure. Once they leave the workforce, many of them want to, well, continue working — often in an entirely new field.
Leaving the nest
As the economy improves and the job market recovers, experts anticipated that boomerang millennials would move out of their old bedrooms and start living on their own. But that prediction has not become a reality: The country’s 18- to 34-year-olds are less likely to be living independently today…
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“What’s your biggest weakness?” is a classic job interview question.
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AARP has always believed in the value of older workers, that they can be a genuine asset in the workplace. Now we have new evidence to back that up. In the wake of the Great Recession, we took a fresh look at data about hiring and retaining workers who are 50 and older. The AARP study, “ A Business…
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Last week, the editor of a newspaper in the Pacific Northwest emailed to check a reference for one of my former students. A position had opened up because the editor had let go a staffer who kept misspelling the names of people in photo captions. In another conversation earlier in the week, the…
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Most graduates in the Class of 2013 left campus with more than a diploma. Nearly 7 out of 10 also had  student loan debt. The average amount: $28,400, up 2 percent from the debt of those who graduated a year earlier.
Charles Fletcher 2014 Purpose Prize Winner
By Eunice Lin Nichols, director, The Purpose Prize, Encore.org
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The first in a series celebrating the 50th anniversary of the 1964 Civil Rights Act.
I came across this article on USNews.com today that discusses a very informational (and helpful) video called "Reinventing Retirement" from Merrill Lynch Wealth Management. The video is actually part of a series of panel discussions all moderated by former ABC News anchor Charles Gibson. This one…
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