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If you’re a working KAA-Boomer (born between 1946 and 1964), you may have noticed that the people who are making significant business decisions are getting younger and younger. Many older job seekers now regularly find themselves being interviewed by recruiters or managers who are 20 years younger than they are – often the same age [...]

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Post image for Why it’s Importation to Brush Up Your Tech Talk

While most older workers – especially the KAA-Boomer generation — have done an admirable job of embracing emerging technologies, replacing their VCRs for PVRs, their cell phones with the latest smartphones, and their PDAs with tablets, many have not. And that can be a problem in a workforce where the second largest generation in history [...]

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Post image for Market your transferrable skills and land the job you want

Whether you’re 20 or 60, looking for a new job can be intimidating and ego-deflating. You may think, “I’ve done the same job for 15 years…I can’t do anything else” or “I’ve been a stay-at-home mom. I don’t have any work skills.” Or even, “I’ve been in a blue-collar job since my 20s…I don’t have [...]

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Post image for Consulting Back to Your Employer

Remember those hours late at night when you fantasized about chucking in your job, telling the boss where to go and heading off into the sunset? Well, hold your horses. Your present employer may be your ticket to independent consulting – and pay you more than you are currently receiving to boot. Makes you want [...]

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Post image for Tell Me About Yourself….Interview Tips for the Over-40 Applicant

Closing in on a new job? Interview strategies and tips for the KAA-Boomer applicant. You’re over 40, maybe even over 50 or 60, and you’re looking for a new job. Maybe you want to advance your career, maybe you want to scale back your hours or want less pressure, maybe you’ve tried retirement and miss [...]

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