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Ep. 028: How to Look for Work After Age 50

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It is illegal for an employer to discriminate based on age, but many job seekers over the age of 50 will tell you it happens every day. Older workers stay out of work longer and may earn less than in previous jobs when they do return to the workforce. According to AARP the average period of unemployment for […]

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Ep. 003: Remote Work, Telecommuting, and Digital Nomads

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Being a professional no longer necessitates going to an office every day. People are increasingly able to work remotely, using telecommunications technologies to stay connected with their companies and colleagues. This trend is happening in nearly every industry sector–even fields like healthcare and education. According to one estimate, the number of jobs that allow for […]

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Why Portland Employers Go to Job Fairs (And You Should Too)

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“None of the employers took resumes,” is the biggest complaint I hear from job seekers after they have attended a job fair. Followed by, “Why did I waste my time?” The employment landscape has changed. The resume alone is no longer the primary tool for finding employment. Now it’s about relationships and the application process. […]

Tiana Tozer
Tiana Tozer is a public speaker and author. Her short stories, essays and articles have been published in The Wittenburg Door, the Idaho Statesman and Sports n’ Spokes. A former Paralympic medalist and humanitarian aid worker in Iraq and Sudan, she now lives in Portland, Oregon where she is working on her memoir.
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Mature Workers: Future-Proof Your Career Life Cycle for Finding a Job in Portland

Posted on by Laura Schlafly

It’s no secret that many jobs in Oregon and elsewhere in the United States typically last three years or less. What this means for mature workers (age 50-plus ) is that you need to know how to navigate many changes in your midlife years. Here are some questions to test your knowledge about work force […]

Laura Schlafly
Laura Schlafly is the founder of Career Choices with Laura, a coaching practice where she specializes in guiding midlife professionals through “career detours” and to investigate –then launch – “second act” careers after they reach 50. She is also co-author of "Roadmap to Success." You can contact Laura at http://www.careerchoiceswithlaura.com or by emailing her at Laura@CareerChoicesWithLaura.com.
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How to Beat Boomer Bias in Your Oregon Job Search: Be Up-to-Date in Person and Online

Posted on by Laura Schlafly

We can say that age is relative, just a state of mind, however some baby boomer job seekers in Portland are convinced of the reality of age bias against workforce veterans. They have experienced their relevance as a vital job candidate having a direct correlation to their age. So how can the 50+ job seeker […]

Laura Schlafly
Laura Schlafly is the founder of Career Choices with Laura, a coaching practice where she specializes in guiding midlife professionals through “career detours” and to investigate –then launch – “second act” careers after they reach 50. She is also co-author of "Roadmap to Success." You can contact Laura at http://www.careerchoiceswithlaura.com or by emailing her at Laura@CareerChoicesWithLaura.com.
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Laid Off After 50: How Women Can Switch to Nonprofits

Posted on by Laura Schlafly

Losing your job in your 50’s and early 60’s can be painful financially and emotionally, but many Oregon women in this age group that I work with are thinking about focusing their job search on the nonprofit world. If that’s you, too, it could be because you haven’t been able to find your old job […]

Laura Schlafly
Laura Schlafly is the founder of Career Choices with Laura, a coaching practice where she specializes in guiding midlife professionals through “career detours” and to investigate –then launch – “second act” careers after they reach 50. She is also co-author of "Roadmap to Success." You can contact Laura at http://www.careerchoiceswithlaura.com or by emailing her at Laura@CareerChoicesWithLaura.com.
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Tips for Encore Careers in Portland: Use It or Lose It!

Posted on by Laura Schlafly

With the advent of 20 to 30 additional years of life, today’s 50+ men and women are determined to add meaningful life to those years. To remain self-reliant and to give back to their communities and their world is increasingly more important. In Portland there are many opportunities to find this kind of work in retirement […]

Laura Schlafly
Laura Schlafly is the founder of Career Choices with Laura, a coaching practice where she specializes in guiding midlife professionals through “career detours” and to investigate –then launch – “second act” careers after they reach 50. She is also co-author of "Roadmap to Success." You can contact Laura at http://www.careerchoiceswithlaura.com or by emailing her at Laura@CareerChoicesWithLaura.com.
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Encore Careers: Navigating the Oregon Job Search After 50

Posted on by Laura Schlafly

It has become a well known fact that work at an older age is now increasingly common. Jobs in or after retirement can be an opportunity to apply your years of experience to a change in careers or sectors. And in Portland, “empty nesters” and retirees are arriving in higher than expected rates, according to […]

Laura Schlafly
Laura Schlafly is the founder of Career Choices with Laura, a coaching practice where she specializes in guiding midlife professionals through “career detours” and to investigate –then launch – “second act” careers after they reach 50. She is also co-author of "Roadmap to Success." You can contact Laura at http://www.careerchoiceswithlaura.com or by emailing her at Laura@CareerChoicesWithLaura.com.
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