Category Archives: Job Search

Mid-life Career Transition: Contract Work

Note: I started this article shortly after my last career transition and never published it. I’m now in another transition time and wanted to write something about my experiences with contract work. Especially for older job seekers, contract work is … Continue reading

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Things I Can Control (Midlife Musings)

After spending three years in the user experience group of a local company (6 months contract + 2.5 years full time employee) I was recently downsized again. The company has been outsourcing user experience work to an interactive agency. Why … Continue reading

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Mid-life Career Transition: What I Learned

This stage of my career transition is complete – I now have a job where I am at a comparable level in my career to where I was before getting downsized. I wanted to share some thoughts with my readers … Continue reading

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Landing a permanent position

I haven’t blogged for awhile now, but after a reader asked what ever happened in my job search I decided to write again. I worked part time at Best Buy for almost exactly one year. Although I enjoyed the opportunity … Continue reading

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Midlife Career Transition: The Journey Continues

I haven’t posted for awhile – life has been so busy! The midlife career transition continues, and life is still a bit unsettled. Theoretically, I’m working full time at my Best Buy contract. In practice, the promotions I was working … Continue reading

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Part Time Employment

It’s now been 9 months since I lost my job. I’m still doing part time employment at Best Buy Mobile, but now my weekly hours are in the 28-30 range, which is helping me to make ends meet. Sadly, my … Continue reading

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Don’t Despise the Process

I’m not by nature a real patient person. I don’t like to wait for things. When I lost my job in February I hit the ground running because I wanted the job transition process to be over as quickly as … Continue reading

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Labor Day: Letter to Employers

Today is Labor Day, which I used to think of as a long weekend for playing at the end of summer. After going through a six month job transition, Labor Day has a lot more meaning to me. I’m addressing … Continue reading

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Reinventing a Career

Since mid-July I have been working 20-25 hours per week at Best Buy Mobile. I’m actually enjoying the work more than I expected. I’m working on various marketing projects, doing project management and also writing and editing content and making … Continue reading

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A “Soft Landing” and Reflections

In the job transition groups I attend they refer to getting a job as “landing.” I’ve had a “soft landing,” kind of like when you’re flying from the US to Europe and stop in Greenland for refueling. I’m not in … Continue reading

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