Tag: encore entrepreneurship

The Portfolio Career (Part 2 of 2)

April 3, 2021
The portfolio career is often appealing to people who want to combine a high-paying position with other work that offers an opportunity for more creativity, growth, or personal meaning/fulfillment. To pursue...

The Portfolio Career (Part 1 of 2)

March 20, 2021
I often talk about building resilient careers, in fact, it’s part of my tagline “Building Resilient Careers and Organizations.” It’s only in retrospect that I noticed that I’ve also been...

The One That Got Away: Being Passed over for Promotion

June 13, 2020
Lately, with so much attention being paid to systemic racism it is a reminder that people of colour are less represented as one climbs up the corporate ladder. This means...

In the Past There was Moonlighting, Now it’s the Side Hustle

June 15, 2019
Although many people look down on the 'side hustle' there's plenty to admire. In this blog, I explain why a side hustle is a valuable career-building tool.

Outplacement … what you need to know.

December 8, 2018
Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about the challenges that many people in Oshawa (in the Greater Toronto Area, GTA) and in Alberta are currently facing. Then there's the ripple...

Encore Entrepreneurship: The Gray Edge of the Wedge

August 27, 2018
While younger people may be more inclined to take risks, older, more established and better-connected individuals are more likely to start their own business than younger ones. This is why...

Self-Employment: A Reality Check

July 28, 2018
Self-employment is becoming more and more common, as shifts in the economy make some jobs obsolete, and new technology makes self-employment easier than ever before. Everything isn't for everybody ......

For Best Results, Network Sincerely

June 9, 2018
Network, network, network. You’ve probably heard over and over again about the importance of networking. For some people networking is a necessary evil, something like a chore. And to introverts,...

The fine line between being fired and being retired … before you’re ready

March 10, 2018
Figuring what do with yourself after being downsized or fired is often the million-dollar-question. Many people can implement their own strategy to find a job once they've figured out their...

Q&A on Career Change and Unsupportive Attitudes from Loved Ones

July 22, 2017
Q&A on some things to consider when you're contemplating a career change despite others' (unjustifiable) unsupportive attitudes.

What’s Riskier for your Career? Getting Hired for a Job or Becoming Self-Employed? (Part Two)

July 8, 2017
In this article, Dr. Helen Ofosu discusses the hidden risks associated with accepting a job late in one's career versus considering self-employment.

What’s Riskier for Your Career? Getting Hired for a Job … or Becoming Self-Employed? (Part One)

July 1, 2017
Over the past five years, I’ve had the opportunity to work with clients in their 40s and 50s while they were at a high-stakes crossroads in their career. In this...

The Franchise Option Part 2: What to Expect from Franchising in Mid-Life

April 7, 2017
Last time I wrote about what to expect from franchising after graduation. If you are mid-career and think that perhaps now is the time to quit your job and get...

The Franchise Option: Part 1

March 31, 2017
A guest post from Rebecca Page, CEO, Concierge Home Services. Each Friday, social media is cluttered with TGIF posts from people watching the clock count down to the start of the...

Life in the Time of Ageism

December 17, 2016
It has happened, the unthinkable … you at the age of what was assumed to be your approaching golden years are now golden tears. Now your time will be spent...

Career Options for Professionals and Aspiring Professionals

July 3, 2016
Recently, I’ve discussed some of the career-related challenges facing professionals and aspiring professionals. I’ve shared blog posts on career coaching for professionals and the pros and cons of buying a...

How to Transition from Military to Civilian Work

May 12, 2016
Transitioning out of the military is often complicated for soldiers conditioned to living in an environment dominated by structure and routine. Yet every year, hundreds of Canadian Armed Forces members...

Pros and Cons: Buy a Franchise or Build a Business From Scratch?

May 10, 2016
Whenever I am working with clients who are not sure about their next career move, I start with an assessment to objectively take stock of their interests, preferences, skills, experience,...

Encore Entrepreneurship – It’s More Common Than You Think

February 29, 2016
As some research points out, older, more established and better-connected individuals are more likely to start their own business than younger ones, with self-employment rates peaking at age 53. This...

Should I Start a Part-Time Consulting Job?

November 14, 2013
She has recently learnt that the company where she works is being reorganized and as a result, she'll soon have fewer responsibilities. This is where the part-time consulting comes in....

Older, Experienced Workers Without a Degree …

October 16, 2013
Since this particular issue was raised by an older worker with experience but no degree, I'll focus this post on that situation. As this person noted, when applying online, he...