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Preparing to Teach English Overseas

April 26, 2011 To Work
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By Judy Smith Read Part 1 of the series on Teaching English Overseas for information to consider before pursuing a job. This article will help you find a TESL job and give tips on how to prepare for your move overseas. How to Find a Job Teaching English Overseas Applying for jobs overseas is like tossing […]

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Thinking about Teaching English Overseas?

March 31, 2011 To Work
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By Judy Smith Are you an adventurous person? Teaching English overseas presents an opportunity to immerse oneself in another culture for a year or more. You can travel around the host country during your free time, learn a new language, and become friends with local people—all while making a decent salary! I started working overseas […]

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Test Pilot, Dick Newman, Fails Retirement

March 11, 2011 To Work
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By Madeleine Kolb Some people are lucky to know exactly what career path they want to take and are able to turn their interests and hobbies into a living. It is no wonder that people like this have a hard time leaving a job that is so much a part of who they are. As […]

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Woodstock doctor still on the job at 86

October 10, 2010 To Work
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Story and photos by Geoff Dale WOODSTOCK, ON – One might assume that 86-year-old Dr. Norman Edward Burt-Gerrans might want to step back momentarily and smell the roses, taking a breather from a career that has spanned more than half a century. Yet retirement just doesn’t appear to be in the cards for the well-respected […]

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7 Steps to Goal Setting

May 14, 2010 To Work
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By Fiona Walsh 3 traits of successful people Future-oriented: clear vision of what they would like to be or do in the future Goal-oriented: know what they want to accomplish in the short, medium, and long term Action-oriented: they take action quickly. 7 Steps to Goal Setting: 1. Decide what you want in specific areas […]

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The 9 Secrets of Betty White’s Success

April 12, 2010 To Work
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By Carolyn Anderson MD At 88 years old, Betty White is more popular than ever. In the past year, she has appeared in a major film, The Proposal, starred in a popular Super Bowl ad for Snickers and has been featured on numerous popular talk shows. Thanks to a Facebook Fan page with over 500,000 […]

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Dr. Carolyn’s Top 10 Business Books

April 5, 2010 To Work
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The founder of Impowerage, Carolyn Anderson is a doctor who owns a thriving eye surgery practice, private surgery clinic, and a real-estate development company. She is writing a book for seniors and developing courses for other doctors who want to replicate her success. While her medical training came from UBC and Stanford University, her business […]

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Barbara Boldt: A Colorful Life

April 2, 2010 To Work
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Barbara Boldt is not someone who paints as a hobby, she is a painter. That is not to say that she doesn’t enjoy painting but as her only source of income, painting is her full-time job. At 79, she paints as often as she can in between promoting her painting and her daily activities. In […]

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Mary Landell

October 12, 2009 To Work
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By Mary Landell As a 60+ single career woman who is running two successful businesses, every decade in life gets better. The Impowerage mission is all about “Empowering yourself to living a life of passion and contribution”. I see myself as a pilgrim in the Christian context, and I’m here to say that my source […]

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60 + employment reaps rewards with progressive organizations

September 3, 2009 To Work
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by Greg Stephens I’m an “older” worker. In the employment and career development field, we don’t use the word “older”; the preferred term is “mature”, defined by Service Canada as someone in the 45+ category. As you can probably tell from the picture, I have been in the “mature” category for quite a few years. […]

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