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Keep it Chic

a future fashion magazine After 20 years casting models for Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, and fashion shows, Preston Davis was looking for a change. Like so many people we've met, she picked a parallel career that favored her skills. She started her own fashion site, Keep it Chic. It’s smart, of the moment, and...
“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...
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...
One of our favorite columnists, Lucy Kellaway of the Financial Times, is in the midst of a career pivot. In the vein of so many of our interviewees over the years, she recently announced, “If your work doesn’t cause you some fear, it’s time to take on a new...
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...
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...
With the topic of age discrimination in the workplace top of mind, some have assumed that women are impacted more than men. The findings of a recent study may surprise you.Age discrimination in the office may not affect both genders equally, and in one important respect, older women actually...
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....
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...

Not Robots

stop trying to be like a robot This recent article in Quartz on AI got us thinking ... One of the things that AI is terrible at is something that people of our age are excellent at: emotional intelligence and human intuition. We love the idea of AI and bots being...