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Your Second Act! Exploring Your Encore Career

Retirement marks the end of one chapter and the beginning of another. For many women, this transition can be both exhilarating and daunting. While some relish the newfound freedom, others may find themselves at a crossroads, wondering what to do next.  Enter the concept of an encore career—a second act that offers fulfillment, purpose, and often, a renewed sense of direction. So, what exactly is an encore career?  Simply put, it’s a career pursued after retirement, typically in a different field or pursuit from one’s primary career. It’s a chance to explore passions, make a difference, and perhaps even generate

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Create A Peaceful Transition from Work to Personal Time

In today’s fast-paced world, where the line between work and personal life often blurs, the art of transitioning between the two has never been more crucial. With the demands of  life, it’s easy to overlook the importance of carving out a peaceful transition from work to personal time. Why Consider a Peaceful Transition? A peaceful transition allows us to mentally disengage from the stresses and pressures of the workday.  Just as we need time to warm up before diving into work, we also need time to unwind and shift gears before fully immersing ourselves in our personal lives. This transition

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Nurturing Sisterhood! Celebrating, Connecting, and Supporting

In a world where relationships are often measured by digital connections, the strength of bonds formed by women in midlife is nothing short of inspiring. Beyond the confines of societal expectations and stereotypes, women find solace, understanding, and empowerment in the sisterhood that flourishes in their golden years yet we get busy within our world and oftentimes need to be reminded that a small gesture can make a significant difference in one of our “sister’s”  day!   I wanted to share and encourage you to consider ways that we can be mindful of supporting each other and contribute to our well-being

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The Hiring Manager vs. HR Manager

In the world of job hunting, the terms “HR Manager” and “Hiring Manager” are often used interchangeably, creating confusion for job seekers. However, understanding the crucial distinctions between these roles can significantly impact your job search strategy and success. Let’s delve into the differences and explore why paying attention to them can make a significant difference in your quest for the perfect job. HR Manager vs. Hiring Manager: The Distinctions The HR Manager, short for Human Resources Manager, is a key player within a company’s HR department. Their primary responsibilities include managing employee relations, implementing HR policies, overseeing benefits administration,

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All My Future is Behind Me

I am pleased to present a special guest writer!  Ann Richardson!  I met Ann in the Sixty and Me Community as we are both guest writers on their website!   I read this piece and reached out to ask if she would mind sharing it with my community!  I hope you enjoy it and check out more of Ann’s work.   Every now and then, one comes across a word or saying that sums up a situation with great clarity.  This one has an immediate emotional punch. It was said to me by a woman I met by chance, while waiting for

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Manifest Your Shining Star and Build Confidence!

Have you felt invisible after turning 40, 50 or 60? You are not alone! Many women experience this sense of fading into the background as society tends to prioritize youth and overlook the wisdom and beauty that come with age. It’s not uncommon to feel like your voice is getting lost amidst the noise or that your presence is no longer noticed as it once was. The feelings of invisibility can be disheartening and can even take a toll on your self-esteem and confidence. Imagine walking into a room and feeling a sense of self-assurance radiating from within. Picture yourself

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Now is the Time to Invest in Yourself

As Women, we are  faced with a unique set of challenges. Often we are juggling work, family, and other responsibilities, which can leave little time for personal growth and development. However, investing in oneself is essential for personal and professional growth, and it’s  never too late to start today!  I will be sharing  why it is important for us  to invest in ourselves and provide some ideas, while including a success story of someone who invested in herself and how it enriched her life! The Benefits of Investing in Yourself Investing in oneself can bring about numerous benefits. Firstly, it

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Feeling Lost Navigating Your Next Chapter?

Are you feeling lost navigating your next chapter? Don’t worry, it happens to the best of us – even those of us with multiple degrees and a library card that’s more worn than our favorite pair of slippers. It’s like trying to decipher a cryptic crossword puzzle – challenging, frustrating, and you might end up with ink all over your fingers. But fear not, with your intellect and a healthy dose of humor, you’ll find your way to a new and exciting chapter in your life. So put down that book for a minute and let’s get started. Feeling lost

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Don’t Let CHAT GPT Write Your Resume

Picture this – you’ve spent hours perfecting your resume, trying to make it stand out from the crowd. You’ve scoured the internet for the best resume writing tips and templates while spending countless cups of coffee writing and rewriting. Finally, you sit back and admire your masterpiece, only to realize that it’s as boring as watching paint dry. You think to yourself, “I need something to spice this up, something that’ll make it pop!” And then it hits you – why not use Chat GPT to generate your resume? But wait, before you do that, let me tell you a

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career change in midlife

Your Second Act! Exploring Your Encore Career

Retirement marks the end of one chapter and the beginning of another. For many women, this transition can be both exhilarating and daunting. While some relish the newfound freedom, others may find themselves at a crossroads, wondering what to do next.  Enter the concept of an encore career—a second act that offers fulfillment, purpose, and often, a renewed sense of direction. So, what exactly is an encore career?  Simply put, it’s a career pursued after retirement, typically in a different field or pursuit from one’s primary career. It’s a chance to explore passions, make a difference, and perhaps even generate income—all while enjoying the benefits of retirement. For women considering an encore career, the possibilities are endless. Whether it’s starting a small business, diving into

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Create A Peaceful Transition from Work to Personal Time

In today’s fast-paced world, where the line between work and personal life often blurs, the art of transitioning between the two has never been more crucial. With the demands of  life, it’s easy to overlook the importance of carving out a peaceful transition from work to personal time. Why Consider a Peaceful Transition? A peaceful transition allows us to mentally disengage from the stresses and pressures of the workday.  Just as we need time to warm up before diving into work, we also need time to unwind and shift gears before fully immersing ourselves in our personal lives. This transition period acts as a buffer, enabling us to leave behind the mental clutter accumulated throughout the day and approach our personal time with a fresh

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Nurturing Sisterhood! Celebrating, Connecting, and Supporting

In a world where relationships are often measured by digital connections, the strength of bonds formed by women in midlife is nothing short of inspiring. Beyond the confines of societal expectations and stereotypes, women find solace, understanding, and empowerment in the sisterhood that flourishes in their golden years yet we get busy within our world and oftentimes need to be reminded that a small gesture can make a significant difference in one of our “sister’s”  day!   I wanted to share and encourage you to consider ways that we can be mindful of supporting each other and contribute to our well-being consistently. Here are some ideas! Cultivate Genuine Connections: Friendship takes center stage in the lives of women after 40. The friendships formed during this phase

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The Hiring Manager vs. HR Manager

In the world of job hunting, the terms “HR Manager” and “Hiring Manager” are often used interchangeably, creating confusion for job seekers. However, understanding the crucial distinctions between these roles can significantly impact your job search strategy and success. Let’s delve into the differences and explore why paying attention to them can make a significant difference in your quest for the perfect job. HR Manager vs. Hiring Manager: The Distinctions The HR Manager, short for Human Resources Manager, is a key player within a company’s HR department. Their primary responsibilities include managing employee relations, implementing HR policies, overseeing benefits administration, and handling various aspects of workforce development. HR Managers are often the bridge between employees and upper management, addressing concerns and ensuring compliance with company

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All My Future is Behind Me

I am pleased to present a special guest writer!  Ann Richardson!  I met Ann in the Sixty and Me Community as we are both guest writers on their website!   I read this piece and reached out to ask if she would mind sharing it with my community!  I hope you enjoy it and check out more of Ann’s work.   Every now and then, one comes across a word or saying that sums up a situation with great clarity.  This one has an immediate emotional punch. It was said to me by a woman I met by chance, while waiting for a train. We chatted for fifteen minutes or so and had gotten into a discussion about growing older. I told her I was 81 and

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Manifest Your Shining Star and Build Confidence!

Have you felt invisible after turning 40, 50 or 60? You are not alone! Many women experience this sense of fading into the background as society tends to prioritize youth and overlook the wisdom and beauty that come with age. It’s not uncommon to feel like your voice is getting lost amidst the noise or that your presence is no longer noticed as it once was. The feelings of invisibility can be disheartening and can even take a toll on your self-esteem and confidence. Imagine walking into a room and feeling a sense of self-assurance radiating from within. Picture yourself embracing your age with pride and shining brightly, making an indelible mark on everyone you meet. This article is here to show you that you

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Now is the Time to Invest in Yourself

As Women, we are  faced with a unique set of challenges. Often we are juggling work, family, and other responsibilities, which can leave little time for personal growth and development. However, investing in oneself is essential for personal and professional growth, and it’s  never too late to start today!  I will be sharing  why it is important for us  to invest in ourselves and provide some ideas, while including a success story of someone who invested in herself and how it enriched her life! The Benefits of Investing in Yourself Investing in oneself can bring about numerous benefits. Firstly, it can boost self-confidence and self-esteem. When you invest in yourself, you are showing yourself that you value your own growth and development. This can lead

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Feeling Lost Navigating Your Next Chapter?

Are you feeling lost navigating your next chapter? Don’t worry, it happens to the best of us – even those of us with multiple degrees and a library card that’s more worn than our favorite pair of slippers. It’s like trying to decipher a cryptic crossword puzzle – challenging, frustrating, and you might end up with ink all over your fingers. But fear not, with your intellect and a healthy dose of humor, you’ll find your way to a new and exciting chapter in your life. So put down that book for a minute and let’s get started. Feeling lost when it comes to navigating your next chapter is a common experience. Whether you’re entering retirement, yearning to make a career pivot,, or going through

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Don’t Let CHAT GPT Write Your Resume

Picture this – you’ve spent hours perfecting your resume, trying to make it stand out from the crowd. You’ve scoured the internet for the best resume writing tips and templates while spending countless cups of coffee writing and rewriting. Finally, you sit back and admire your masterpiece, only to realize that it’s as boring as watching paint dry. You think to yourself, “I need something to spice this up, something that’ll make it pop!” And then it hits you – why not use Chat GPT to generate your resume? But wait, before you do that, let me tell you a story. Once upon a time, there was a job applicant who thought she was being clever by using Chat GPT to generate her  resume. Little

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Frustrated in your job search?

Job hunting can be a daunting and frustrating process. It can take a lot of time and effort to find the right job that suits your skills and experience. However, there are some things you can do to make the job search less stressful and more successful. Here are four tips to help you improve your job search. Define your job search criteria Before you start your job search, take some time to define what you are looking for in a job. Consider the industry you want to work in, the type of job you want, the salary you are expecting, and the location you are willing to work in. Defining your criteria will help you focus your job search efforts and avoid wasting time

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