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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. 

    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.
    Repurpose Your Career Podcast Survey The 2020 Repurpose Your Career Podcast survey is available. I am looking for your feedback about what you liked in 2019 and what you would like to see in 2020. Please click here to take the survey.
    For the full show notes click here.

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    How to Become a Flight Attendant in the 2nd Half of Life #162

    How to Become a Flight Attendant in the 2nd Half of Life #162

    Podcast #162 - Marc Interviews Joanne Webb, Author of Desire the Skies - The First Book Every Aspiring Flight Attendant Needs to Read Description: Joanne Webb has been a flight attendant for nineteen years. As she pursued this career path, she also took some miss-steps along the way.  She applied to become a flight attendant a few different times after graduating from college.  She was rejected, and based on that feeling, stopped pursuing the one career that truly made her feel excited. 
    In the summer of 2000, Joanne wandered into a hat store in New York City after calling on a client.  The woman working there, Tricia, was about fifty at the time.  She mentioned she was going to Paris that night and that she was a flight attendant for Continental Airlines, which is now part of United Airlines.  Joanne told her she had applied three years before and they didn't want her.  Tricia assured her that was not necessarily true - she just needed some coaching. Joanne reapplied at Continental and is now a nineteen-year flight attendant at United (United and Continental merged). 
    Joanne also spent two years volunteering with immigrants in Denver with employment services.  In doing this, she learned about resumes and interviews, as well as about the general workplace from a different angle. Joanne has taken knowledge from the airline industry and from employment counseling and has created two online courses, does private interview coaching, and has written a book called Desire the Skies: The First Book Every Aspiring Flight Attendant Needs to Read.  Many of her clients are doing a Career Pivot.
    Repurpose Your Career Podcast Survey The 2020 Repurpose Your Career Podcast survey is available. I am looking for your feedback about what you liked in 2019 and what you would like to see in 2020. Please click here to take the survey.
    Next week, I have the founders of NextforMe.com, Carole McManus and Jeff Tidwell to talk to us about their online community and their book by the same name.
    Now on to the podcast… Prescription for Change: From Pharmacist To Flight Attendant - Secondactstories.org
    Joanne explains that people who are interested in becoming flight attendants in the 2nd half of life are often those who wanted to do this earlier in their lives but did not pursue it.
    Airlines Catagories Regional Airlines Mesa Endeavor PSA Commute Air (Doing business as United Express, Delta Connection, or American Eagle.) 
    Low-Cost Airlines Ultra-Low-Cost Allegiant Air Spirit Frontier Low Cost Jet Blue Southwest Legacy Airlines Hawaiian  Alaska Delta United American For the full show notes click here.

    • 41 min
    Expat in Mexico Update - Healthcare, Shopping and More #161

    Expat in Mexico Update - Healthcare, Shopping and More #161

    Description: In this episode, Marc talks about life as an expat in Mexico after 18 months. He gives you an update on:
    Healthcare Health Insurance including Medicare Voting from Abroad Shopping and Safety Repurpose Your Career Podcast Survey The 2020 Repurpose Your Career Podcast survey is available. I am looking for your feedback about what you liked in 2019 and what you would like to see in 2020. Please click here to take the survey.
    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.
    Next week, I interview Joanne Webb, author of Desire the Skies, the First Book Every Aspiring Flight Attendant Needs to Read. Many more of my readers than I ever expected want to be a flight attendant, and yes, it is possible.
    For the full show notes click here.

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    How to Write a KILLER LinkedIn Profile with Brenda Bernstein #160

    How to Write a KILLER LinkedIn Profile with Brenda Bernstein #160

    Description: Brenda Bernstein, award-winning Certified Executive Resume Master, Certified Master Resume Writer, and accomplished editor and LinkedIn trainer, holds an English degree from Yale University and a J.D. from the NYU School of Law. Her signature presentations on How to Write a KILLER LinkedIn Profile have been attended by thousands of job seekers and other professionals seeking to establish a professional image on LinkedIn. Over her 15 years as Senior Editor at The Essay Expert, Brenda has coached hundreds of professionals and companies to write resumes, essays and other materials that result in sought after job interviews, admission to top schools, and measurable business success. She has written three highly-acclaimed books: How to Write a KILLER LinkedIn Profile, How to Write a WINNING Resume, and How to Write a STELLAR Executive Resume.
    Repurpose Your Career Podcast Survey The 2020 Repurpose Your Career Podcast survey is available. I am looking for your feedback about what you liked in 2019 and what you would like to see in 2020. Please click here to take the survey.
    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. 
    Next week, I will be reporting on what it is like being an expat in Mexico. I will be giving an update on health insurance and healthcare, shopping, and safety.
    For the full show notes click here.  

    • 42 min
    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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Customer Reviews

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

Rsquaredb ,

interesting

I've only listend to a few episode of his podcast and I'm realy enjoying it. I like the people he has had conversations (not interviews) with. Great insight on what to do if you do not want to continue on the same path. You are not alone.

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