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“The ideal candidate is a digital native who understands beautiful design, thoughtful UX, digital strategy, and client interaction.”“3 to 7 years leading or participating in business or technology projects, preferably in a consulting environment.”“We’re a team of energetic, young professionals that share a love for dogs, beaches, sunshine, and...
There are numerous self-help books, articles and, of course, highly valuable career coaches that we can and should avail ourselves to. But we felt there was a gap in our knowledge about what was going on with the other side of the table: the HR teams that were actually...
Getting Past the AI Firewall, How to Reinvent a Career and What Are My Skills? Hi, AGEIST readers, it’s John Tarnoff, your second-act-career Dear Abby. Let’s dive into some of this month’s questions.Isabelle wants to know the story on applying for a job and  “getting past the AI firewall when...
The age of the single career that revolves around a single office or company with a fixed 65 retirement date is over. Most of us get this. Not only have career trajectories splintered, but the workplace itself has morphed into flexible WiFi-enabled shared spaces, purpose built for maximum adaptability....
9 Suggestions for Building a Network There is evidence that as people age their networks tend to shrink. In the modern world, the network is worth far more than the resume. So just as we must work harder to build the muscle tissue that will deplete with age, so we...
What keeps life interesting is the frisson of the unexpected, the you-can’t-make-this-up quality that sometimes stops us in our tracks.If you were to imagine a gay matchmaker, it’s a pretty safe bet your mind would conjure up an older gay man in the heart of the West Village. The...
This may seem like a click-bait alarmist statistic. ProPublica based their research on people over 50 who have had a stable job for 5 years or more. Meaning, sometime within 15 years you will either be laid off, or forced out. If you are nearing 50 or over 50...
By 2035, the number of Americans of retirement age will eclipse the number of people aged 18 and under for the first time in history.Gerontologist Paul Irving writes about the implications of this demographic change in his article "When No One Retires" in the Harvard Business Review. Irving is...
After a successful career in the fashion industry, Barbara Warren found herself at a crossroads. Armed with skills and experience - including launching a successful fashion brand -  she was optimistic about her job prospects. "I thought: 'I built businesses. I can create and I can analyze. I have so...

Cirkel Event #2

Next Monday, Sept 24th, NYC. Following up with their massively successful first intergenerational mentoring event, our friends at Cirkel are at it again with a follow-up event. We all need to stay connected to the learning and wisdom across generational lines. This a fantastic initiative, and we support 100%. Get...