11 episodes

Your Next Avenue, a podcast from the public media website Nextavenue.org talks about finding jobs after 50, switching careers, working in retirement, encore careers and volunteering. Host Richard Eisenberg, the Senior Editor for Work & Purpose at NextAvenue.org, interviews guest experts who will give listeners practical suggestions to put to use in their own lives. (Composer: Henry Kaye.)

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    • 4.7 • 19 Ratings

Your Next Avenue, a podcast from the public media website Nextavenue.org talks about finding jobs after 50, switching careers, working in retirement, encore careers and volunteering. Host Richard Eisenberg, the Senior Editor for Work & Purpose at NextAvenue.org, interviews guest experts who will give listeners practical suggestions to put to use in their own lives. (Composer: Henry Kaye.)

    Business Plan Tips for Entrepreneurs

    Business Plan Tips for Entrepreneurs

    In this episode of Your Next Avenue, host Richard Eisenberg talks with Carrie Hurwitz Williams and Jake Nice who offer insights and advice for midlife entrepreneurs about writing a winning business plan. They talk about: what a business plan is, why an entrepreneur needs one, what to include in a business plan and what to leave out, how long it takes to draft a business plan and how often to update it. 

    • 30 min
    Bullseye: Target Audience Tips for Entrepreneurs

    Bullseye: Target Audience Tips for Entrepreneurs

    In this episode of Your Next Avenue, host Richard Eisenberg is joined by Lola Rain (vice president of marketing for Embodied Labs) and Josh Bois (CEO of Global Capital Network) to discuss how midlife entrepreneurs can find and reach their target audience, use social media effectively and avoid making mistakes when advertising.

    • 29 min
    55, Unemployed and Faking Normal

    55, Unemployed and Faking Normal

    In this episode of the free, 20-minute Your Next Avenue podcast, Elizabeth White (a Next Avenue Influencer in Aging) offers smart, sometimes difficult, advice becoming both resilient and realistic if you’re out of work and over 50. The author of Fifty-Five, Unemployed, and Faking Normal: Your Guide to a Better Lifetalks with Next Avenue’s Work & Purpose channel editor Richard Eisenberg about "getting off your throne," resilience circles and the "new normal" of work.

    • 18 min
    The New Rules of Work After 50

    The New Rules of Work After 50

    George Schofield, a developmental psychologist, entrepreneur, career switcher, author of How Do I Get There From Here?, Next Avenue Influencer in Aging and adviser on career planning, retirement and life crafting after 50, talks with ‘Your Next Avenue’ host Richard Eisenberg about how to keep your skills up to date so you can keep working or return to work in retirement and other topics.

    • 19 min
    Why People 50+ Don't Get Hired

    Why People 50+ Don't Get Hired

    In the podcast interview, Gershon talks about: what’s wrong with the job-hunting process; the frustrations of job applicants over 50; the “black hole” syndrome of job applications; dealing with those despicable applicant tracking systems (ATS) that weed out resumés; age discrimination in the job search process; effective and ineffective ways to network to get hired; the fallacy of the “personal brand” that so many career “experts” push and using LinkedIn to get a job.

    • 16 min
    Age Discrimination and 50+ Job Hunters

    Age Discrimination and 50+ Job Hunters

    Richard Eisenberg interviews Lori Rassas, an employment lawyer and author of Over the Hill But Not the Cliff: 5 Strategies for 50+ Job Seekers to Push Past Ageism & Find a Job in the Loyalty-Free Workplace and The Perpetual Paycheck: Volumes 1 and 2. Rassas discusses why she thinks age discrimination towards job applicants over 50 is getting worse and tells what applicants can do about it.

    • 18 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
19 Ratings

19 Ratings

Zoo by two ,

Just found this and I want more!

Great interviews and content. Easy to follow and I just wanted to keep listening. I am eager for more.

JimDddy ,

Excellent Series -- Keep it going

Very good, thoughtful series. Hopefully there are more to come. I've listened to a half dozen or so and each one has had an insight from an author or expert on the topic. Going forward, it might be interesting to get perspectives from the trenches, perhaps recordings with small groups of those 50+ looking for work from different parts of the country or economy. For example, there's a very compelling glimpse into 100 stories at "overfiftyandoutofwork.com". The experts interviewed here are great, for sure, but there a lot of other stories out there worth telling. Hopefully this podcast covers some of them.

Podcastermom ,

Loved the Finding Meaningful Work episode!

Host Richard Eisenberg keeps the conversation going with the questions that I wanted answered. Having just turned 50 last month, I like listening to others who've made big changes. This podcast is a must-listen to anyone trying to figure out their next professional move.

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