Author: Ken Sher

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How to Survive and Thrive a Job Loss When You’re 50+/- Years Old Part 3: Finding Your Way to a Better Life

This is part 3 of a 4 part series Ken Sher is a Executive Coach and Career Consultant. Contact him at shercoaching.com. In my first blog about losing a job or needing to transition to a new job when you’re in the second half of your career, we saw the big picture impact of this…
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December 26, 2018 0

How to Survive and Thrive After a Job Loss When You’re 50+/- Years Old Part 4: Making it Happen

This is part 4 and completes this series by describing how to “make it happen” in order to enhance your current job status or make a career transition. Let’s face it, whether it’s your choice or someone else’s, when you’re out of work, especially in your late 40s or early 50s, it can be a…
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December 26, 2018 0

Steering Your Career in the Right Direction

Last week I wrote about the parallels between riding a stationary bike in a spin class and feeling stuck in a career while simply going through the motions of work every day. I offered suggestions on how to try to have a positive experience each day, whether it’s from the income you earn, the people…
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January 2, 2019 0

Interview Tips from the Campaign Trail

As difficult as it may be to watch and listen to some of the candidates campaigning these days, you can learn some good interviewing techniques from politicians. Let’s review how: Confidence When you listen to a candidate being interviewed or giving a speech, they never waiver regarding their position on an issue. It doesn’t matter…
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January 2, 2019 0

Spinning Wheels

Spinning your wheels can be great if you’re in it for the exercise, but spinning them at work will not get you to where you want to go… I recently participated in my first spin class, and I was struck by the parallels between this form of exercise and the professional life many of us…
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January 2, 2019 0

Ch…Ch…Ch…Ch… Changes

Sadly, we woke up today to hear of the passing of David Bowie, a music icon who certainly had a major influence on the music world. Interestingly, his messages were often about finding one’s way in life. Changes One of his biggest hits, “Changes,” begins with the line “still don’t know what I was waitin’…
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December 26, 2018 0

Will You Still Need Me When I’m 64

Do you ever wonder what your job and career prospects will be like when you’re 40, 50 or 60+ years old? You may be surprised to learn that your prospects can actually be pretty good. Statistics show that it takes the average manager/director level person about 6-9 months to find a job in today’s market.…
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December 26, 2018 0

Using SMART Goals in Your Job Search

A successful job search is a strategic plan that often includes SMART (Specific, Measurable, Action oriented, Results focused, Time bound) goals which have been used in corporate America for a long time as a way to qualify and quantify the value of a project or program. This same approach can be useful in the job…
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December 26, 2018 0