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By: bhobart
June 20, 2013
In my most recent blog post, I talked about how changing careers at 40 can be an excellent decision. In this post, I'd like to go forward in time by a decade and talk about changing careers at 50. The difference between the two ages is only 10 years, but it can feel like much more. If you're at age 50 and you're unsatisfied in your career, you might feel resigned to simply gritting your teeth and filling out the rest of your working years until you can finally retire. If this sounds...
By: bhobart
June 18, 2013
Words and phrases have certain meanings and connotations, but their definitions can change over time. English is a living, constantly evolving language, and the meanings of certain words and phrases at specific times can have a tremendous impact on how people live their lives. Think about the phrase “career change.” If you're of a certain age, you might think that the phrase is synonymous with a less flattering phrase – “job search.” If you're thinking of...
By: bhobart
June 12, 2013
When you were younger, it was probably easier for you to handle major life and career changes. Youth comes with a number of advantages, and one of them is an enhanced ability to bounce back from adversity with energy and enthusiasm. As we get older, we tend to settle into comfortable patterns, and we don't always have the gusto to make big changes in our lives. Thanks to the current state of the economy as well as a host of other factors, though, you may need to break out of your comfort...
By: bhobart
June 11, 2013
If you pay attention to the culture at large, it's easy to resign yourself to the notion that you're living in a young person's world. Youthful faces and voices seem to dominate the airwaves and the Internet, which might make you wonder where you and your generation fit in. I'm happy to report that the world needs you and the special skills you have to offer, in spite of the messages you've been receiving from the media. In fact, the skills, knowledge and experience that...
By: bhobart
June 6, 2013
We live in a world where more and more people seem to be staying home instead of going to the office for work. The Internet and other pieces of modern technology make this possible, and a majority of the so-called telecommuters report that they can actually get much more done when they are able to free themselves from the constraints, distractions and politics of the traditional office environment. Independent consulting is a great career choice for those who are interested in working from home...

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