over50feeling40: Career Reinvention: The Importance of Networking Plus The Best Blog Hop!
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Feb 17, 2016

Career Reinvention: The Importance of Networking Plus The Best Blog Hop!


Hello everyone, I am still discussing some of the challenges I have faced in beginning a new career at age 62!  I went from 16 years in a high school classroom, to returning to the business world with a focus on writing for various media; blogging; and work as a marketing consultant.  Those are all fields which require networking for growth.  


At first there were a few butterflies and doubts about what others would think...but now, I just plunge right in.
I breathe deep and call on my courage to go to luncheons and events with confidence. And I must add...working with younger bloggers has been so much fun.


The last photo was taken at the time I asked Tim Gunn a question about fashion designers over 50 on Project Runway.  So, I say to you in the spirit of Tim Gunn...it is time TO MAKE IT WORK...and get out with the crowd. Check into local professional organizations and join in...you just might be surprised at the doors which open.
I am not going to be the youngest or the cutest, but I do believe I have much to offer and it really is fun! I have discovered so many story ideas, blog post ideas, and potential clients from going to events.   If you are considering a career reinvention, then go forward with courage to meet new people. learn about today's business world, and to do new things.  It is possible and it will put a smile on your face!

Now, I hope if you are a blogger, you will hop right on to the Thursday Blog Hop with us, and if you are a reader...there are great reads here.  Please take some time to enjoy!


Have a Fabulous Thursday!


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7 comments:

  1. You have the most fabulous hair Pam!

    I agree with you! My life turned completely around when I started getting more involved with my community and some of the projects that are important to me.

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  2. Thank you for the inspiration! I have been in the classroom for 31 years. I started my blog 2 months ago. I am still looking for the niche and learning. Can't wait for summer, when I will have more time. :)

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  3. I will hop, but first I have to tell you how jalouse I am of you! First the picture in my candyshop.....OOOOh shoes and bags...... and then one with Tim Gunn!!!! Ah, I adore that man! Its wonderful for you!

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  4. look at you being a fab young thing with your girly girls - you rocked it Pam!

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  5. Networking is definitely an area I need to improve in. I always feel intimidated, and being introverted doesn't help.

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  6. What a great link up! I can't wait to come back and check it out more! You are such an inspiration. I am trying my hand at V.A. Services and blog design work. I started a new site this week I hope you will check it out and let me know if you ever need my services!

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  7. You are getting bolder every day. I love seeing you in that silver with red shiny jacket. I adore that jacket. I applaud you for standing up for fashion over 50.
    Greetje

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Thanks so much for joining in our conversation today! I appreciate your time and love hearing from you!