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  • Book Recommendation: When I Grow Up I Want to Be

     

    Normally, this blog focuses on semi-retirement advice. But in this post I want to talk about a terrific new book that can help you provide career guidance to the special young people in your life.

    If you’re looking for a meaningful gift for your grandchild/niece/nephew/etc., consider giving them a copy of WHEN I GROW UP, I WANT TO BE…, by Karleen Tauszik. This delightful book is the first-ever career journal designed for kids ages 6-18. It’s a wonderful way to encourage them to start thinking about their strengths and talents from an early age.

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  • SmartBrief Your Way to a Second-Act Career

    One of my favorite free resources for keeping up with what’s going on in the world of retirement and careers is SmartBrief.com. Every day they send me an email with a curated list of links to the top five or six articles in my interest areas. It’s a super-convenient way to keep myself current on the latest second-act related trends, news and resources.

    And it’s a terrific resource to research possible second-act careers.

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  • Fabulous Training for Second-Act Entrepreneurs

    I recently spent some time on Lynda.com, a site owned by LinkedIn that has over 5000 video tutorials on a wide range of business, technology and creative skills topics. Membership starts at $19.95 a month, but increasing numbers of public libraries (including mine!) provide access to Lynda’s courses for free. (And you can take advantage of the 10-day free trial period if you want to test out the site before purchasing a membership).

    It’s an incredible resource filled with wide-range of classes that can help jumpstart your second-act business. Here are just a few of the titles that you might find intriguing:

    Sell on Etsy (online e-tailer for crafty types)

    Contracting for Creatives

    Become an eBook Publisher

    Find and Test Your Business Idea

    Starting a Business

    Setting Up Your Small Business as a Legal Entity

    There are plenty more courses of interest. Check it out – and let me know what you think!

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  • My Top 16 Second-Act Career Posts of 2016

    Happy New Year! Over the holiday break I took some time to go through my posts from the various sites I write for (NextAvenue.org, Forbes.com, USNews.com, and of course, MyLifestyleCareer.com) selected 16 of my favorites, and compiled them into one mega-post.

    Enjoy – and here’s to YOU launching a meaningful, fulfilling and fun second act in the year ahead. Together, let’s make 2017 your best year yet!

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  • 5 Categories of Remote Jobs

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    Looking to work from home? Flexjobs just released info about five of the top job categories which have seen growth in remote job postings in 2016, as well as specific employers that are currently or have recently hired in this category. Examples of common job titles within the category are as follows:

    Mortgage & Real Estate. Zillow, Homeward Residential and American Advisors Group have recently recruited for remote jobs in mortgage and real estate. Mortgage loan officer, underwriter and mortgage processor are some common remote job titles in this category.

    HR & Recruiting. Aon Hewitt, Xerox and IT Pros have recently recruited for remote jobs in HR & recruiting. Recruiter, human resources specialist, and human resources manager are some common remote job titles in this category.

    Accounting & Finance. Wells Fargo, Citi, and Ally Financial have recently recruited for remote jobs in accounting & finance. Accountant, bookkeeper and auditor are some common remote job titles in this category.

    Pharmaceutical. CVS Health, Thermo Fisher Scientific and Pharmaceutical Product Development have recently recruited for remote jobs in pharmaceutical. Pharmacist, clinical research associate and account manager are some common remote job titles in this category.

    Education & Training. K12, Kaplan and Connections Education have recently recruited for remote jobs in education & training. Online tutor, adjunct faculty and virtual teacher are some common remote job titles in this category.

    Click here for more information about Flexjobs and their work-from-home jobs.

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