Is 50 the new 80?

With the untimely demise of my unemployment benefits, I am suddenly faced with the realization that my work life may, indeed, be over. Searching for a job for the past two years has produced very few calls and/or interviews. Oh, I have read ALL the advice of the so-called job search experts. “Camouflage your age on your resume!”, they say. Don’t let on that you are in your fifties, by lopping off the first 15 years of experience. “Dress younger!”, “Dye your hair!”, “Wear contacts, not glasses!”. I’ve heard (and tried) it all. Frankly, all this “advice” is really starting to irritate me. Imagine, if you will, an African American woman being told to straighten her hair, speak with a different...

Relaunching October 24, 2013

We’re down for some renovations, right now, but we’ll be back, soon with even more resources, information and ways for boomers to “bridge the gap”! Relaunching in October 2013. Register now to be notified when we go live, this fall.