Yet More on the Changing Nature of Retirement

Small Business Labs

We've covered the changing nature of retirement so often in our Baby Boomer section we feel like we're feeding a fed horse by covering it again. But it's an important trend and there continues to be a flurry of interesting articles on working in and/or delaying retirement. The article points out we've been treating retirement like a second childhood that is focused on leisure activities.

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Happy Retirement to someone who gave me a chance.

Laughing all the Way to Work

A few days ago I went to this man’s retirement party and there were a lot of nice things said about him. Thank you Mr. B for taking me on and I wish you all the very best in your retirement. Tags: taking a chance retirement mentor professional assistant legal assistant Administrative Assistant

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How to Find a Professional Mentor if You're in College

45 Things

That's what this organization I wrote about for Gannett/USA Today aims to do: Saquoia Lewis, 21, says she's always wanted a mentor. That's when Lewis found StudentMentor , a nonprofit organization that matches college students with volunteer mentors for free. Jafari, 24, says he received critical advice from a professional while in school regarding his career path and college classes and believes others students should have the same kind of mentoring experience.

A Lesson From Beckham

The Small Business Blog

On the day that David Beckham announced that he will be retiring from professional football, I felt compelled to put aside the theme I’d been planning and write this piece instead. Business Mentoring lessons learnt My mum’s side of the family is from Salford, the Red part of Manchester, and my Grandad Sykes always brought me up on United,… Read the full article here: A Lesson From Beckham on: THE SMALL BUSINESS BLOG.

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Free Blog Posts | Men With Pens

Men With Pens

Time to think about the retirement fund.&# “We get to retire? No one ever told me that…&# We both know there’s no retirement fund in what we do. But when Deb mentioned the words ‘retirement fund’ and I actually barked a laugh, I started to think. (A I am retired now, a blogger, paid by Adsense and affiliate revenue. I no longer have a company paying into a retirement fund. are our mentors, as well as the discussion leaders.

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How to Start a Mentorship Relationship Today

Eat Your Career

Having a mentor can elevate your professional capabilities exponentially. And—added bonus—mentors are amazing people. What Exactly Is a Mentor? A mentor is a more experienced (typically older) professional in your field who offers you career guidance, advice and assistance from a real world point-of-view. A good mentor is wise and willing to share his or her knowledge and experiences in order to help you succeed. When Should I Get a Mentor?

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Happy Birthday Saleabration--Save BIG on Our Virtual Assistant Trainings!

Virtual Moxie

Case in point, we''re running a promo on both the self-study Virtual Basics Program, and our deeply-personal and focused Virtual Mentoring Program in conjunction with rounding out the end of my 50th bday celebration. 50% off on our Virtual Basics, and $500 off on the Virtual Mentoring Program, through Wednesday. And $500 off the investment in our signature mentoring program is nearly a 30% savings. Tell your female relatives (and don''t forget retired people!).

56 Challenges To Kick-Start Life After Fifty

Dumb Little Man

Find a mentor. Find that mentor who will support you. They don’t have to be immediate friends, they could be online groups, mentors or coaches. Forget about planning for retirement and start planning for life. Traditional retirement is a redundant concept that went out of fashion with defined benefit pension schemes. Some people wait their whole life to start living… don’t be one of them. If you’re past the big 50 feeling jaded and lifeless.

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Who is attending the Virtual Summit?

Practically Perfect PA

Maybe you’ve just been made redundant or approaching retirement age and are considering setting up as a VA and wondering whether there is a place for you in the market place. Speaker: Amanda Johnson, Virtual Assistant Coach, Trainer & Mentor, Virtual Assistant Coaching and Training Company. I thought today would be a good time to give you all a quick update on where we are with the Virtual Summit.

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Career Lessons From My Dad

Eat Your Career

My father retired as a Lieutenant Colonel after 20 years of active duty. After that, he spent 18 years as a commercial airline pilot and retired as a Boeing 737 Captain. So you can imagine that retirement created a little bit of a stir for my father. My father has discovered new worlds of adventure in his retirement and, I believe, new aspects of his personality as well.

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The Future of the Administrative Profession

Office Dynamics

Others could no longer afford to retire. I would like “secretary” to be a retired title that just goes away. Cross-training, Mentoring – Open your heart and be a mentor to others. The Future of the Administrative Profession – Surviving or Thriving? By Joan Burge, Founder and CEO, Office Dynamics International. Changing the Lives of Administrative Professionals Since 1990.

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A sneaky peek at the Future Assistant programme

Practically Perfect PA

We will look at the future for women in the workplace, flexibility with working hours and work/life balance, the wage gap, maternity regulation, career breaks and retirement. Charlotte supports aspiring and existing VAs as their coach, mentor and chief-cheerleader for their goals and ambitions. As you guys can imagine with two weeks to go to the Virtual Summit I am literally up to my head in videos, online event technology, marketing and social media.

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Preventing Employee Turnover With Better Benefits

Dumb Little Man

Employees want well-rounded benefits, including things like retirement plans, professional development, and better workplace culture and perks. Baby Boomers want things like long-term care insurance and retirement coaching. Millennials want flexible working conditions and hours and tuition assistance and mentoring. Turnover is a serious problem in many businesses, especially as the economy grows stronger.

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Strategies for Expanding Your Professional Network

Eat Your Career

If you’re a young professional, you don’t necessarily want to spend your time volunteering with retired folks. This program pairs adult mentors with teens who need a little extra support and guidance to finish high school. My fellow mentors are all amazing people who share my values and have similar personal goals. We’ve all heard it a million times: “It’s not WHAT you know; it’s WHO you know.”.

Career Decisions

Office Dynamics

Become a mentor to a new employee. For more on this subject and my ideas about retirement watch this week’s Monday Motivator Video on YouTube. Happy Monday! Throughout your career, you will have to make decisions. Decisions about whether to take a promotion, move to a more interesting but lateral position, move to a new location, start a new career or take a position in a new geographic location within the same company.

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How to Launch a New Career After 50

45 Things

It’s estimated that more than one in four Americans are tapping into their retirement savings accounts such as 401(k)s to meet non-retirement needs, but such a strategy can mean it may require people to work longer, especially since company-provided pensions are now provided to only one-in-five workers. It refers to a distinct move into a new line of work, and for people in semi-retirement, it typically also implies a more flexible lifestyle.

Multigenerational Communication & Cross-mentorship

Office Dynamics

When given the opportunity to meet with someone fairly new to the profession and someone embracing an upcoming retirement to explore even more in life, I enthusiastically embrace the moment and ask several questions of each! There are a variety of ways administrative professionals and the companies they work for can support multigenerational communication and cross-mentoring. By Dana Buchanan.

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Future-Proof Your Career

Office Dynamics

I’m always amazed when I meet someone in the workplace and I ask them what their goals are for the next year or I talk to them about expanding their skill sets and they say to me, “I plan to coast until I retire. I think to myself, “How are you so sure everything is going to stay the same until you retire three or four years from now?” 10. Seek and listen to mentors. NOTE: Monday Motivators will not be published on November 2.

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Featured Soloist Kathleen Moore: “Get People to Help You”

The Solopreneur Life

We support and applaud each other’s efforts, and one of them has become a mentor and close friend. My husband is retired, and so far we have been able to get by on his annuity, social security, and our savings. T his is The Solopreneur Life’s “Featured Soloist,” the purpose of which is to give all of us a glimpse at how other solopreneurs operate their small businesses. Today we meet Kathleen Moore.

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Attracting Millennials: Understanding What Millennials Want in a Career

Office Dynamics

Gone are the days when attractive salaries and retirement options were enough to land top recruits. Allow your millennial staff to have a voice in projects and group them with mentors or co-workers so they can draw out each other’s talents. This year millennials surpassed Gen Xers as the largest generation in the U.S. labor force , according to Pew Research.

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The one tactic guaranteed to skyrocket every entrepreneur’s profit

The Shrink for Entrepreneurs

Ask for help from your mentors and friends. What happens when you want to retire?). Entrepreneurs love the idea of upping their game. Everyone wants to earn the big cash, cushy benefits and rockstar recognition that a very successful business creates. In fact, most entrepreneurs lust after the trappings of a bigger business - even if they value running a tiny, agile team or being solopreneur.

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7 Ways for Young Professionals to Establish Themselves as Leaders

Office Dynamics

With 75 million+ Baby Boomers poised to retire in the next 5 years and only 40 million members of Gen-X behind them, Generation-Y (Millennial) professionals will be one of the youngest generations in our nation’s history to take on organizational leadership positions. Furthermore, make sure that you seek out a mentor for yourself—be she or he inside or outside your organization’s four walls. Guest Blogger - Alexia Vernon. Speaker, Coach & Author.

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88 Simple New Year’s Resolutions that Sneakily Change Your Life

Dumb Little Man

I will find a mentor.” I will be a mentor” And on the same vein, if you have experience with anything, be a mentor. I will save for a rainy day (at least 10% of your income)” No matter what your current financial situation, start saving at least 10% of your income, preferably much more, for emergencies, retirement, kids’ college, travel etc. “I Don't you just hate New Year's Day?

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7 Ways for Young Professionals to Establish Themselves as Leaders

Office Dynamics

With 75 million+ Baby Boomers poised to retire in the next 5 years and only 40 million members of Gen-X behind them, Generation-Y (Millennial) professionals will be one of the youngest generations in our nation’s history to take on organizational leadership positions. Furthermore, make sure that you seek out a mentor for yourself—be she or he inside or outside your organization’s four walls. Guest Blogger - Alexia Vernon. Speaker, Coach & Author.

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State of the Administrative Profession

Office Dynamics

Continuing, she explained there were several issue areas: Seasoned assistants (not being seasoned, but the fact that all that knowledge will retire in 5-7 years) who will replace them? Joan commented that the seasoned administrators who retire will not have available resources to back fill their roles. Encourage cross-mentoring. By Nancy Fraze, Reporter in the Field.

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State of the Administrative Profession

Office Dynamics

Continuing, she explained there were several issue areas: Seasoned assistants (not being seasoned, but the fact that all that knowledge will retire in 5-7 years) who will replace them? Joan commented that the seasoned administrators who retire will not have available resources to back fill their roles. Encourage cross-mentoring. By Nancy Fraze, Reporter in the Field.

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On the Outside Looking In

Laughing all the Way to Work

Being a member is not only a great place for networking, but for mentoring and learning of jobs in your area. In Ontario, Canada, it is no longer mandatory to retire at 65 years of age and the baby boomers are fast approaching this age. In 1985 I left the office to be a stay-at-home mom. By 1995 when I tried to get back into the administrative field the landscape had changed.

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Will This Tough Job Market Change Generation Y?

45 Things

And due to outsourcing, Boomers not retiring, and Gen Yers being told (by older generations mind you) to get degrees in their "passion" or that "any degree" is a path to success.you end up with a lot of overworked, underpaid 20somethings. My Dad lost his job and all his retirement benefits when I was in college, and worked in a gas station for the next 10 years.

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What Topics Do You Want To See Covered in The Blog?

Daily Writing Tips

Mary Sikora on August 16, 2010 10:37 am I teach a memoir writing class at a local retirement center. It would be great to see if a mentor could be develop for newbie writers. Posts By Email Grab The RSS Home Archives About Contact Tests Book What Topics Do You Want To See Covered in The Blog? by Daniel Scocco We know that a blog is only as good as it meets the needs and interests of its readers, and that is why we wanted to hear from you.

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