Does Retirement Fit Into Your Busy Schedule?

Written by David Richter

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Retirement implies you are no longer working. Youíve given uprepparttar treadmill described above for a villa somewhere offrepparttar 136745 coast of Spain. Sounds great, doesnít it?! Then why would I not recommend retirement? The reason is simple: People need to do creative things. They need to be involved and express their talents and capabilities torepparttar 136746 fullest. Itís not only a way of feeling useful or deriving an income; itís more importantly a requirement for sanity and longevity. Numerous studies corroborate this.

Does this mean you shouldnít retire? Do you have to remain onrepparttar 136747 treadmill until you die? Not exactly. You can get out ofrepparttar 136748 "rat race" without retiring. Applying a new dimension torepparttar 136749 word, retire, it no longer implies that you stop working; rather, you are no longer working for someone else. You can still have that villa, only now you can also be engaged in creating and expressing your talents. For many retirees, it means establishing and marketing their hobbies. For many others, itís about starting their own consulting business.

The important thing to consider as you approach retirement age is that overrepparttar 136750 years you have brought a lot torepparttar 136751 table and have given of yourself in many, many ways. You can now take those same talents and begin to look at ways you can continue to apply them in a self-employed capacity. The rewards will be great. Youíll be offrepparttar 136752 treadmill, youíll stay sane, youíll live longer, and that villa offrepparttar 136753 coast of Spain just got a new owner, you.

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Learn How To Succeed At Career Fairs

Written by Nathan Newberger

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- Be mentally prepared with a list of question to keeprepparttar conversation flowing. Ask aboutrepparttar 136712 company,repparttar 136713 industry, what job opportunities exist, etc. Always try to relate your skills and experience torepparttar 136714 company or jobs that may be open atrepparttar 136715 company.

- Visit companies outside your industry. You will be surprised at how many companies hire in all types of professions (ie. hospitals, banks, etc.)

- Visit your lower priority companies first. This way you can practice and fine tune your approach. When you are ready, then proceed torepparttar 136716 top priority employers on your list.

- Network! Talk to both employers and other job candidates. If you are standing in line, donít be shy talk torepparttar 136717 people in line. More jobs are filled by networking than any other means.

- Conduct yourself with a professional manner at all times. Employers are watching at all times. So when you are walking around or waiting in line, always maintain professionalism.

- Be aware of time. Donít stand and monopolize an employerís time. Its not good for them or for you. Ask specific questions, get to repparttar 136718 point and most importantly getrepparttar 136719 contact information for later follow-up.

D) CAREER FAIR FOLLOW-UP ========================== Its important to keep yourself fresh inrepparttar 136720 mind ofrepparttar 136721 employers. To do this, you must send follow-up or thank you letters within two days. Always refer torepparttar 136722 date and location ofrepparttar 136723 job fair. Try and highlight any part ofrepparttar 136724 conversation that stood out to make it easy for them to remember you. Always include a copy of your resume. You might also want to follow-up with a phone call.

Also its important to re-group after a career fair and evaluate your experience. Try and understand what you did right and what can be improved upon, as this will help you be more productive atrepparttar 136725 next fair.

Most importantly, just have a very positive attitude. Always have a smile and thank each person you speak to for his/her time. You have something to sell and employers are there to shop around, and vice versa.

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