Tag Archives: after 40

A Hiring Story with Update on Lynda C. Watts

To my regular readers, THANK YOU for your patience while I’ve made the transition back into the world of formal employment.  That transition included a move from St. Louis, Mo. to Kansas City (Overland Park), KS — and all that comes with … Continue reading

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Narrowing Your Focus to Expand Your Options

What do you want to be when you grow up?  Do you wear so many hats that their cumulative weight obstructs your true identity? Your various life pursuits — such as finding a job or making a career change — … Continue reading

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My State of the Nation

The Presidential State of the Union address each year is meant to report on the condition of our country, as well as the President’s plans for addressing our concerns, as a nation.  Each year, I watch and listen, and each … Continue reading

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Job Interviewing Tips & Strategies — Part II

The day of your big job interview is finally here. Are you ready? This article builds on the principles and strategies discussed in Job Interviewing Tips & Strategies — Part I. It is highly recommended that you start there, if … Continue reading

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Storms & Perspectives: The Value of Change in Hard Times

Countless motivational sites, free email subscriptions to daily motivational quotes, and well-intended “uplifting” rhetoric from every talking head on the tube, have combined to dilute the value of what we know as “motivation.” Like the calluses our hands develop from … Continue reading

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The Job Interview: “Tell Me About Yourself”

You finally got the interview you’ve worked so hard to secure, you’ve donned your best “power suit,” polished your shoes, and you find yourself staring across the desk into the bored, over-worked eyes of a hiring manager. In spite of … Continue reading

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Age Discrimination: Can You Prove It?

The Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), enacted in 1967, protects individuals who are 40 years of age or older from employment discrimination based on age. The ADEA’s protections apply to both employees and job applicants. Under the ADEA, it … Continue reading

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The Career Coach: Worthwhile or Worthless?

I began this series with the article Want to Find Employment? Stop Looking for a Job! — the result of my interview with career coach Randy Block. In this second installment to the series, we’ll dive right into the question … Continue reading

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An Open Door

We all know the saying, “When one door closes, another door opens.”  And as difficult as it may be when a door slams into your backside, the excitement of what lies ahead will quickly ease the pain — if you’re … Continue reading

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