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    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...
    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...
    Whenever we see a job listing “digital native required,” we read it as code for “someone under 30 please.” Exclusionary perhaps? The idea of “digital native” comes out of the assumption that people who were teethed on smartphones think and intake information fundamentally differently from the rest of us “digital...

    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...
    Lifelong learning has become an increasingly crucial component of successfully maintaining physical and mental health. The voluntary and self-motivated pursuit of knowledge allows us to reap a number of benefits: social inclusion, active citizenship, and personal development, according to a 2012 study in the journal ScienceDirect. It can extend life...
    stocking up Though US stocks have tripled in value in the last few years, many haven’t been able to take advantage, as they opted out (and stayed out) during the brutal crash a decade ago. There is one, curious, exception though: households headed by those 75 and older, according to...
    Scenes from the front lines of a mad, mad ageist world By Sheri Radel RosenbergThe industry I've called home for many years, advertising, has always been notoriously youth obsessed. Chasing the latest demographic with an alphabet letter has been the standard operating procedure since I entered the business in the...
    When we started AGEIST, I had never used most of the digital tools I live with today.  The introduction to modern digital-team workflows was a clumsy process, with constant mis-steps and learning that continues to this day. Rarely does a day go by that Jack, our great CTO, doesn't...
    “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...
    Hi, AGEIST readers, it’s John Tarnoff, your second-act-career Dear Abby.There’s been a lot of discussion recently about the Age Discrimination Employment Act, and whether it’s doing its job when it comes to age discrimination.Like the majority of employees it is designed to protect, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act is...