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If anyone knows how to pick himself up off the cubicle canvas it’s former Hollywood executive John Tarnoff.The author of new book Boomer Reinvention: How To Create Your Dream Career Over 50 admits he’s been fired 39 percent of...
Here’s a consoling thought to take to the weekend, or perhaps to fortify you on a Sunday night for the rocky week ahead – your mean boss is secretly miserable.A new study published by the Academy of Management Journal finds that...
My generation of women were expected to get married young, have children, be a housewife and mother, and stay at home forever.If you had a profession before marriage, people would make comments such as “that could be useful to...
Increasing life expectancy for the Australian population has resulted in many Australians remaining in the workforce for a longer period of time.A number of employees in their 50's are fortunate to enjoy high-incomes and have accumulated significant leave entitlements...
Steve Marshall, now 54, lost count of the number of CVs he fired off to potential employers during the nine months he was jobless after redundancy.A casualty of restructuring at the Brisbane council he worked at for eight years,...
I’ve worked in publishing most of my working life, flying to exotic resorts, attending many a ritzy product launch and lunching at some of the finest restaurants.I was floating around in a cloud of pretentiousness that was blinding. I...
What was it like turning 50? Well, let me tell you it was quite a shock. Not because I feel old, or see my skin sagging, or feel decrepit.In fact, hitting the half-century didn’t bother me at all at...
A would-be employer is never going to flat out admit it, but we all know it's one of the biggest hurdles for the 50-plus Australian looking to re-enter the job market.We’re talking about age bias in the work force...
As we near the final few weeks of her husband's days in the Oval Office, we thought it only timely to look back at one of our favourite clips from the out-going First Lady Michelle Obama.Shot as part of...
Youth is wasted on the young: George Bernard Shaw sure got that right.If only you could go back and tell your 20-something self all those life gems you’ve gathered along the confusing road to this point.Assuming I’d even listen...