Author Archives: Bonnie Bell

Myth-Busting Your Way to Career Success, Part 2

Myth #4: The only type of work available to older applicants is part-time. This is so not true! And oddly enough, younger workers who would prefer to work part-time rather than full-time for various reasons, including child-rearing, are convinced that … Continue reading

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Myth-Busting Your Way to Career Success, Part 1

The Wall Street Journal’s Encore Section is always a treasure trove of inspiration and information for us all, no matter our age, but the November 28, 2016 cover story brings especially good news for the over-40 crowd: “Five Myths About … Continue reading

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Three Bulls-Eyes!

I am always half-expecting a bulls-eye out of left field, meaning that one of my clients finds the perfect fit — the job that we designed in my office based on the clarity that has emerged regarding their gifts, talents, … Continue reading

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Life Lessons from the Olympics

Watching the Olympics this year has been like gobbling down manna from heaven — something completely different — and something for which I was starving to cancel out the particularly nasty political rhetoric that continues to swirl around us in … Continue reading

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The Art of Transition

One of our long-time clients at Bell Investment Advisors recently called me to ask if my Career/Life Coaching included “working with young people as well as older people.” I was surprised that after all these years, he didn’t know I … Continue reading

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Interview Preparation

Many years ago I found myself racing from my then-home in El Cerrito to the San Rafael Bridge, on my way to an important job interview. Just as I as I was about to make it to the freeway, the … Continue reading

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The Search for Something Better – Redux

If you are familiar at all with my thinking, you know that I am big on recommending that people take seriously the notion of conducting a personal “Year End Review” in order to clear the path for the new. In … Continue reading

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Not Thankful at Thanksgiving?

Attacks by ISIS in diverse places, hate-filled political agendas at home, thousands upon thousands of refugees fleeing from war torn countries, hunger, poverty — and yet right here at home, despite homelessness and way too many people in need, shopping … Continue reading

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Back to School/Back to Work

I always forget how much I love the Fall until October, when everything starts moving toward winter, and something makes me feel like sautéing sliced apples with cinnamon and butter for breakfast and walking to the Cal stadium for a … Continue reading

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How to Plan and Take a Vacation Even if You’re Unemployed

Who doesn’t love a vacation? The mere word, which means “planned time spent not working,” along with other descriptors such as “break, breathing space, intermission, recess, recreation, respite, and rest,” immediately releases some sort of dreamy enzymes or hormones into … Continue reading

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