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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. 

    Buying a Consulting Franchise in the 2nd Half of Life #168

    Buying a Consulting Franchise in the 2nd Half of Life #168

    Description: Recently, I have been searching for people who purchased a franchise after the age of 50, did not dip into their retirement accounts and were successful and happy for several years. There are ways to dip into your retirement accounts without paying taxes and penalties but I personally frown upon doing that. I have friends who did that and lost their entire retirement savings.
    In 2017, Dennis Boyle purchased a SaleXeleration franchise which provides Vice President of Sales tools and programs for small to medium-sized firms, allowing them to outsource their sales and marketing leadership. He basically bought a consulting system with sales support for selling that system, and he personally delivers those services to his clients.
    I have been looking for people who purchased a franchise after the age of 50, did not dip into their retirement accounts and were successful and happy for several years. There are ways to dip into your retirement accounts without paying taxes and penalties but I personally frown upon doing that. I have friends who did that and lost their entire retirement savings.
    Later on, I have one other person who bought a similar type of franchise 10 years ago that I want to bring onto the podcast.
    Here is Dennis’s bio:
    Dennis Boyle has over 25 years of experience with large corporations such as E.I. Dupont, Dade Behring and Siemens AG as well as startup companies such as Exalenz Bioscience and MedTest Dx.  Mr. Boyle's experience includes both sales and marketing and he has held multiple Senior Executive roles in Business Development, Corporate Accounts, Strategic Management, Corporate/Commercial Training and Development, Private Equity, and Operations.  In his last role, Mr. Boyle served as President of Spectra 254.
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    How to Create Your Career Story So That It Makes Sense #167

    How to Create Your Career Story So That It Makes Sense #167

    Description: Gary is a recruiting and hiring consultant. He has trained and led high-performance recruiting teams that have made well over 10,000 hires. He has seen the inside story of how recruiting and hiring happens inside over 300 companies from Fortune 100 companies to boutique start-ups.
    Gary’s industry background includes software, IT, eCommerce, banking, public sector, semiconductor, engineering, manufacturing, sales, marketing, and environmental companies. His experience spans all levels including C-level executives, senior management, technical leadership, and high-performance professionals as well as support staff and laborers.
    Gary was originally on the podcast in episode 58. You can listen to it here.
    Gary has been involved in HireFactors for about 2 years.
    Many people have varied and eclectic stories. What Gary has found is that their resume and career stories look and sound like their career  -scattered and varied.
    The hiring manager is looking for someone who has been doing similar kinds of things to the job description and is moving right along in their career with increasing levels of responsibility, because that is the easy hire. If they cannot make sense of your career trajectory then you will not get hired. You need to make your resume and career story portray a clear message.
    A software company was looking for a software tester related to dispensing pharmaceuticals. This is highly regulated and they needed someone to test the user interface, which is very routine and monotonous. Gary found someone who had been working in manufacturing - specifically testing related to fighter aircraft. This was testing torque on bolts and welds. He had to do this day in and day out and fill out very complex forms. The hiring manager immediately kicked the resume back.
    Gary explained that this person had been performing similar tasks as the position they wanted to fill, had tremendous attention to detail and would not get burned out. If this person had applied directly to this position with no one who was able to translate their skills, there is no way this person would have even gotten an interview.
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    Can Phil Repurpose His Career? Part 2 of 4 #166

    Can Phil Repurpose His Career? Part 2 of 4 #166

    Description: This will be a 4-episode series where the first 2 episodes are comprised of the first feedback session. The next 2 episodes are the 2nd and 3rd feedback sessions. I do not record the 4th feedback session as it is a review and usually gets too personal for this podcast. This is the 2nd half of the first feedback session.
    You will discover that Phil has a big gap in usual versus needs scores in the area of insistence. He is very structured, but he is also a big-time problem solver. From his behavior, you would never know he is a problem solver. I call this being a structured anarchist. He loves rules as long as they are his rules. He also has an interesting combination of being a problem solver and being a sensitive guy. In the engineering world, this is very uncommon and we will see later on that this is a superpower.
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    • 40 min
    Can Phil Repurpose His Career? Part 1 of 4 #165

    Can Phil Repurpose His Career? Part 1 of 4 #165

    Description: This week I start the next Career Pivot evaluation series called "Can Phil Repurpose His Career?". This will be the fourth individual I have done this with. Previously, I worked with Tim, Sarah, and Juan (not their real names). This time it is Phil, a gentleman in his early 60s, who spent 20 years in the military and then the last 10 or so years in the private sector. What you will hear is the military was a good fit for Phil and served him well. Since leaving the military, work has been a mixed bag. As he looks to move on to an encore career he wants to learn more about himself so he makes a good choice.
    Most of these episodes are all in the top 10% of downloaded episodes for this podcast. This will be a 4-episode series where the first 2 episodes comprise the first feedback session. The next 2 episodes are the 2nd and 3rd feedback sessions. I do not record the 4th feedback session as it is a review and usually gets too personal for this podcast.
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    • 50 min
    Is Medicare at 50 a Solution for People in the 2nd Half of Life? #164

    Is Medicare at 50 a Solution for People in the 2nd Half of Life? #164

    Description: Danielle Roberts is a co-founder of Boomer Benefits, a licensed insurance agency that helps baby boomers navigate their entry into Medicare in 48 states, and has nearly half a million social media followers. She is a member of the Forbes Finance Council and a past president of the Fort Worth chapter of the National Association of Health Underwriters. Danielle enjoys writing and speaking about healthcare topics related to baby boomers and has been published or quoted in many outlets like Forbes, Business Insider, and CNBC.com.
    Medicare covers people who 65 years old and older plus some with disabilities. Medicare for all will look nothing like the current Medicare system.
    “Medicare at 50”: Sen. Debbie Stabenow explains her Medicare buy-in plan
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    • 37 min
    Do You Know about the Next for Me Community? #163

    Do You Know about the Next for Me Community? #163

    Podcast #163 - Marc Interviews Jeff Tidwell and Carole McManus, founders of NextforMe.com Description: Next For Me was founded by Jeff Tidwell as a catalyst for change. This organization celebrates potential through new work, a new purpose, or a new social contribution.
    Jeff began his career with alternative newspapers and then moved online; he has since worked in Silicon Valley and New York overseeing online communities and user experience for E*TRADE, WebMD, Oncology.com, MarketTools, Chirp Interactive, and many startups. Today, he’s the CEO and Co-Founder of Next For Me. He has been a featured speaker at TechInclusion and is a regular contributor to Forbes “Chronicles of a 50+ Entrepreneur”; Jeff is also a regular guest on podcasts and ‘longevity economy’ conferences and events. He is the author of “Next For Me: A Guide to Startups for Dreamers“.
    Carole McManus, co-founder and Editor in Chief, is a marketing and social media strategist with a history of building some of the most successful online communities on the Web, including Yahoo! and BabyCenter. Her former clients include Frito-Lay, Del Monte, Johnson & Johnson, E*TRADE, HBO.com, Edmunds.com, and Oncology.com. She is currently the Director of Digital Marketing for CatCon and on the Board of Directors of the WELL, which Wired Magazine called “the world’s most influential online community”. Carole and Jeff have worked together for nearly 20 years.
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Customer Reviews

Wendy Marx ,

Terrific podcast

Marc Miller is a wonderful, natural interviewer. He’s able to bring out the best in the people he interviews and uncovers great insights. The show is a must listen for anyone thinking about or doing a career pivot.

Finding myself in NC ,

Extremely helpful even for younger crowd

I randomly found this podcast from a search related to career changers. I have been struggling with my current career and needed to finally figure out what I want to do when I “grow up” J This looked like good option so I started listening about 3 weeks ago and I’m already through about 45 episodes by listening during my commute, lunch and breaks at work. I’m in my mid-40s and not about to retire, but this has been very helpful for me to figure out what I want to do for my career the rest of my life.

I really enjoy that Marc shares his personal experiences about his career and personal life as well. The series is a great mix of podcasts which includes his personal thoughts on careers for that 2nd half of your career (and in a way, the future of work and careers), Q&A sessions and great interviews with others who have successfully pivoted their careers. These interviews are really helpful since I can hear other’s experiences that are similar to my situation, hear the work they put in to get to where they ended up, and finally to hear how happy and enthusiastic they are on where they ended up.

Even though I somewhat have a plan where I’m going next (something clicked in my head recently and this podcast was a big part of that), I’m looking forward to listening to the rest of the series and continuing to learn more from Marc and others in his network and community.

TX Purple Lilac ,

Repurpose Career Pivot

I first saw you at the Launch Pad meeting as the guest speaker in Austin. I was so impressed with the information you provided and intriged with your knowledge as well.

So I decided to listened to one of your Podcast and I was hook ever since and I sent some of your Podcast episodes to a couple of my friends as well. Now their listening as well.

Thank you so much for providing new information. Also, I love that you have real live speakers give their stories. And I look forward to the answer questions episodes of the month as well.

Thank you again for having this type of Podcast.

Respectfully,

EH

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