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Repurpose Your Career podcast brought to you by Career Pivot is a podcast for those of us in the 2nd half of life to come together to discuss how repurpose our careers for the 21st century.  Come listen to career experts give you proven strategies, listen to people like you tell their stories on how they repurposed their careers and finally get your questions answered.
 
Your host, Marc Miller, has made six career pivots over the last 30 years. He understands this is not about jumping out of the frying pan into a fire but rather to create a plan where you make clear actionable steps or pivots to a better future career. 

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Repurpose Your Career podcast brought to you by Career Pivot is a podcast for those of us in the 2nd half of life to come together to discuss how repurpose our careers for the 21st century.  Come listen to career experts give you proven strategies, listen to people like you tell their stories on how they repurposed their careers and finally get your questions answered.
 
Your host, Marc Miller, has made six career pivots over the last 30 years. He understands this is not about jumping out of the frying pan into a fire but rather to create a plan where you make clear actionable steps or pivots to a better future career. 

    2nd Chance Entrepreneur in the 2nd half of Life - HouseSitMexico.com #159

    2nd Chance Entrepreneur in the 2nd half of Life - HouseSitMexico.com #159

    Description: Alexandra Gordon is the owner of HouseSitMexico.com. Alexandra retired with her husband 10 years ago in Mexico, but a few years ago she had the opportunity to buy the domain "housesitMexico.com" and is now working on turning it into a thriving business. It is a fascinating story of someone in the 2nd half of life turning on their entrepreneurial juices.
    If you would like to financially support this show please go to Careerpivot.com/donate to make a donation. You will find this link at the top of the show notes. As I stated in previous interviews, I have cut costs in producing this show and if you would like to see me continue on a weekly basis please consider making even a small donation.
    Key Takeaways: Repurpose Your Career: A Practical Guide for the 2nd Half of Life, 3rd edition is available on Amazon.com, BarnesandNoble.com, Powells.com, BooksaMillion.com, and many other fine online retailers. I am working on the audio version of the book but this is taking longer than planned. Look for this to be out in February of 2020. I should say this episode will sound a little different than previous episodes. We recorded this session in Alexandra’s living room on my Zoom H4N audio recorder. This is one of my few in-person interviews.
    Next week, I will be interviewing Brenda Bernstein, author of the best selling LinkedIn book How to Write a Killer LinkedIn Profile.
    For complete show notes please click here.

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    Encore Episode: Jonathan Rauch, Author of ​The Happiness Curve #158​

    Encore Episode: Jonathan Rauch, Author of ​The Happiness Curve #158​

    Description: Jonathan Rauch, a Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institute in Washington, is the author of six books and many articles on public policy, culture, and government. He is the contributing editor of The Atlantic, and recipient of the 2005 National Magazine Award, the magazine industry’s equivalent of the Pulitzer Prize. His latest book is The Happiness Curve: Why Life Gets Better After 50.
    Marc is asking for your financial support for the Repurpose Your Career podcast. Please donate at Glow.fm/repurposeyourcareer to support this Podcast.
    Key Takeaways: Welcome to episode 158 of the repurpose your career podcast. My name is Marc Miller and I will be your host every Monday for a discussion on what it is like to repurpose your career.
    If you are new to the Repurpose Your Career podcast I want to welcome you to the show.
    I am running my annual Repurpose Your Career podcast survey. If you would be so kind to go to careerpivot.com/podcastsurvey that is one word and take my annual podcast survey. I will collect some minor demographic information and if you could let me know what was your favorite episode of 2019 and give me some feedback on what you would like in 2020.
    Click here to take the survey.
    We are back on a weekly publication schedule and I have a lot of great episodes scheduled in the coming months.
    Next week, I will be interviewing Alexandra Gordon who is the owner of HouseSitMexico.com. Alexandra retired with her husband 10 years ago in Mexico but a few years ago she had to the opportunity to buy the domain housesitMexico.com and is now working on turning it into a thriving business. It is a fascinating story of someone in the 2nd half of life turning on their entrepreneurial juices.
    Repurpose Your Career A Practical Guide for the 2nd Half of Life 3rd edition is available on Amazon.com, BarnesandNoble.com, Powells.com, BooksaMillion.com and many other fine online retailers. I am working on the audio version of the book but this is taking longer than planned. Look for this to be out in February of 2020.
    For complete show notes please click here.

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    Creating a Career Pivot Resume with Thea Kelley #157

    Creating a Career Pivot Resume with Thea Kelley #157

    Description: Thea Kelley is a job search and interview coach based in the San Francisco Bay Area and serving job seekers nationwide. Her book, the Amazon best-seller Get That Job! The Quick and Complete Guide to a Winning Interview was hailed as Excellent on Forbes.com. For state-of-the-art job search tips and a free gift, subscribe to Thea’s blog at www.GreatJobSooner.com. For one-on-one services to help you get a great job sooner visit www.JobSearchAndInterviewCoach.com. Marc is asking for your financial support for the Repurpose Your Career podcast. Please donate at Glow.fm/repurposeyourcareer to support this Podcast.
    Key Takeaways: Marc wishes everyone a happy new year and I hope everyone had a great holiday season. I recorded the interview for today's episode in late November and I am recording the rest on January 2nd. I am just about to get started on the recording of the Repurpose Your Career 3rd edition book as I record this. I have spent much of the holiday season doing my annual website and podcast audit. If you would be so kind as to go to careerpivot.com/podcastsurvey that is one word and take my annual podcast survey. I will collect some minor demographic information and if you could let me know what was your favorite episode of 2019 and give me some feedback on what you would like in 2020.
    Click here to take the survey.
    I recorded many episodes in December with more planned for early January including interview of the owner of the website housesitmexico.com, Brenda Bernstein author of the best selling LinkedIn book How to Write a Killer LinkedIn Profile, another can Phil repurpose his career series, I am sure I will call him Phil, Danielle Kunkle Roberts from Boomer Benefits to explain Medicare at 50, not Medicare for All but Medicare at 50 and much more. My plan was to publish only 2 episodes in January but if all goes well I will be back to a weekly publication schedule this month. Therefore, next week will be an encore episode with the most popular episode in the last 2 years, which was episode 78 when I interviewed Jonathan Rauch, author of ​The Happiness Curve: Why Life Gets Better After 50. This episode has been downloaded close to 2500 times since it’s release in May of 2018 and continues to get 15-30 downloads per month. It is a fascinating interview.
    For complete show notes please click here.

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    Learn How to Make Travel Pay for Itself with Tangerine Travels #156

    Learn How to Make Travel Pay for Itself with Tangerine Travels #156

    Description: Less than 2 years ago, Jordan and Maddie quit their careers in the US and sold nearly everything they owned to travel through Mexico. With no prior video-production experience, they started making videos about their travels, and today their YouTube channel has more than 100,000 subscribers. This will be only the 3rd time in over 3 years where I am speaking with Millennials. However, Jordan and Maddie are doing what many of you would like to do - travel and make travel pay for itself.
    Marc is asking for your financial support for the Repurpose Your Career podcast. Please donate at Glow.fm/repurposeyourcareer to support this Podcast.
    Key Takeaways: Marc welcomes you to Episode 156 of the Repurpose Your Career podcast. If you are enjoying this podcast, please share it with other like-minded souls. Subscribe on CareerPivot.com, iTunes, or any of the other apps that supply podcasts. Share it on social media or just tell your neighbors and colleagues. The more people Marc reaches, the more people he can help.
    Repurpose Your Career: A Practical Guide for the 2nd Half of Life Third Edition is available at Amazon.com, BarnesandNoble.com, Powells.com, BooksaMillion.com and many other fine online retailers.
    This will be the last episode for 2019. I will publish the next episode with Thea Kelly on creating a career pivot resume on January 6th. I will likely only publish 2 episodes in the month of January but resume a weekly publishing schedule in February of 2020. I have episodes scheduled all the way through April.
    Now on to the podcast... Why did Maddie and Jordan start to travel? They were both unhappy in their careers. Maddie had health issues largely caused by the food available in the U.S.
    Originally, they were bloggers on Steemit.com. This a platform where you can make money with upvotes by readers and be paid in cryptocurrency. They noticed that hardly anybody was adding videos to their blog posts with the crash of cryptocurrency and the monetization of YouTube channels.
    How long did it take to start making money? It took 6 months to earn enough to cover their monthly expenses for living in Mexico. They used these other sources of income:
    YouTube ad revenue Patreon Sponsorships - Tried this but found it is a lot of work Affiliate marketing YouTube commenters say both good and bad things. The vast majority are positive. Focus on the good comments and block/delete the bad ones. The number one reason people quit being a YouTuber is the comments. Maddie and Jordan talk about how these comments get under their skin. They have developed a thicker skin but it is still hard.
    They had a plan which they deviated from after 3 months and never went back to their original plan. They had to be flexible. Maddie had to learn to be flexible. They determine where to go next by flying via Scott's Cheap Flights website. Do they find living in Mexico to be dangerous? They feel safer in Mexico than in Arizona where they came from. They did a video called The REAL DANGERS of MEXICO.
    They also did a video called HOW ON EARTH We Afford to Travel FULL TIME.
    For a Baby Boomer traveler's perspective, check out my interview with Barbara Weibel - Inspiring Story from One of the Top Baby Boomer Travel Bloggers [Podcast].
    The Career Pivot Membership Community continues to help the approximately 50 members who are participating in the Beta phase of this project to grow and thrive. This is a community where everyone is there to help everyone else. Marc is recruiting new members for the next cohort. If you are interested in the Career Pivot Membership Community and would like to be put on a waiting list, please go to CareerPivot.com/Community.
    Marc invites you to connect with him on LinkedIn.com/in/mrmiller. Just include in the connection request that you listen to this podcast. You can look for Career Pivot on Facebook, LinkedIn,

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    50+ Job Fairs - Expectations of Employers and Candidates #155

    50+ Job Fairs - Expectations of Employers and Candidates #155

    Description: Teresa Sansone Ferguson built a career in marketing and public relations while working at state associations, technology consulting firms and law firms. She also worked at KUT public radio in Austin for more than 20 years, where she produced and hosted KUT's Femme FM (a music show featuring female artists) and the Austin Music Minute. Teresa now serves as executive director of non-profit organization AustinUP , which was formed as a result of the Mayor's Task Force on Aging – based on the fact that the Austin area has one of the nation’s fastest-growing populations of older adults. AustinUP works with local and regional business and civic leaders, entrepreneurs, non-profit service organizations, boomers, seniors and caregivers on issues related to the future of aging in Austin. Marc is asking for your financial support for the Repurpose Your Career podcast. Please donate at Glow.fm/repurposeyourcareer to support this Podcast.
    Key Takeaways: Marc welcomes you to Episode 155 of the Repurpose Your Career podcast. If you are enjoying this podcast, please share it with other like-minded souls. Subscribe on CareerPivot.com, iTunes, or any of the other apps that supply podcasts. Share it on social media or just tell your neighbors and colleagues. The more people Marc reaches, the more people he can help. Repurpose Your Career: A Practical Guide for the 2nd Half of Life Third Edition is available at Amazon.com, BarnesandNoble.com, Powells.com, BooksaMillion.com and many other fine online retailers. The book has 30 reviews on Amazon platforms. Marc thanks everyone who has taken the time to review it. I will publish only 2 episodes in the month of December. In two weeks, I will interview Maddie and Jordan from Tangerine Travels. "Less than 2 years ago, Jordan and Maddie quit their careers in the US and sold nearly everything they owned to travel through Mexico. With no prior video-production experience, they started making videos about their travels, and today their YouTube channel has more than 100,000 subscribers." This will be only the 3rd time in over 3 years where I will be speaking with a millennial. However, Jordan and Maddie are doing what many of you would like to do, travel and make the travel pay for itself.
    Now on to the podcast... [smart_track_player url="http://traffic.libsyn.com/repurposeyourcareer/RYC_155.mp3" social_linkedin="true" social_email="true" hashtag="2ndhalfoflife" twitter_username="careerpivot" ]

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    AustinUp is a 501(c)3 that was formed as the result of the Austin mayor's task force on aging in 2010 after it was discovered that Austin had one of the fastest-growing populations of older adults.
    Jobs for older adults were identified as a key component. Older adults are typically over 50 years of age but increasingly agism is creeping into younger age groups.
    Employer expectations - Home healthcare and call centers want over 50+ workers.
    Austin is #6 on the baby chaser index. 
    AustinUP still working on the diversity of employers.
    The types of people who come to the 50+ job fairs:
    There are those that are just curious Those that tried going on their own but are now applying at Home Depot Those that want a flexible work schedule where they can take time off to travel Unfocused job seekers who have a wide variety of skills The online job seekers who have looked online unsuccessfully Businesses in Lakeway are starting and closing due to so few candidates.
    Working in retail can be a good choice if you are looking for flexibility. 
    High tech and manufacturing have not caught on. Caroline Valentine of Valentine HR said that high tech is the diehard and Teresa is working to get them to see the light.
    The message is not to hire older workers but conveying the importance of creatin

    • 37 min
    John Tarnoff Teaches How to Work for a Millennial #154

    John Tarnoff Teaches How to Work for a Millennial #154

    As a career coach, author, and speaker, John supports individuals and teams in making more effective career choices and more sustainable career plans. John works across generations, from graduate students looking to land their first jobs, to GenX and Boomer workers over fifty looking to redefine and sustain their careers beyond traditional retirement. Starting with the notion that our ideal career is already inside us, John advocates a more personal-growth approach to career development

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