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Searching for Health Insurance After Leaving the Corporate World

Posted by Emily Kubis on Aug 11, 2016 11:00:00 AM

If you have recently left the corporate world, you may be wondering what to do about health benefits. Whether you have retired, started your own business or are pursuing a creative endeavor, health insurance is still a necessity. It can seem overwhelming to take on the responsibility of shopping plans and figuring out what will suit your needs best, especially if you are used to just renewing every year on your employer’s plan.

But with a little information, you can effectively compare health insurance plans and may even be able to find a better or more inexpensive plan than the one you had with your employer.

When you’re leaving your corporate job, you may have a few different options: 

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Topics: Expert, Professional Development, Health Insurance

Q&A with Purdue Research Foundation: New Opportunities for Experts

Posted by Jim Combs on Jul 20, 2016 9:00:00 AM

Dan Hasler

YourEncore recently announced a partnership with Purdue Research Foundation designed to help Purdue's entrepreneurship program move innovations to market faster. What does this partnership mean for you, the members of our Expert Network?

I recently sat down with Dan Hasler, president of Purdue Research Foundation, to learn more about how Purdue has been so successful creating and commercializing IP and the opportunities it brings to our Expert Network.

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Topics: Expert

The Art of Engagement on LinkedIn

Posted by Leah Van Deman on Jun 15, 2016 8:30:00 AM

Big news.  Microsoft recently bought LinkedIn for a  whopping $26.2 billion, connecting them to what Forbes calls "the world’s most influential, specialized, highly read, constantly-updated digital media companies around."  As part three of our LinkedIn blog series, I want to broadly discuss the value of engaging in social media, with some practical how-to's for participating in the LinkedIn community.

But if you're looking for tips on builing your profile, or ways to become better connected, make sure you take a quick read of my previous posts in this series. 

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Topics: LinkedIn, Professional Development

Getting Connected: Becoming a LinkedIn Ninja

Posted by Leah Van Deman on May 26, 2016 2:00:00 PM

In my last post entitled 5 Steps to Building an Effective LinkedIn Profile, I shared tips and tricks to building a profile that works for you.

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Topics: LinkedIn

Resume Refresher: Tips for Writing an Effective Resume

Posted by YourEncore on May 18, 2016 1:37:35 PM

Your resume is often the first impression you’ll make on potential clients or employers, so you want to be sure it’s making a good one. Maybe you haven’t created a resume in years, or perhaps you’re simply looking to distinguish yourself from the pack. Here are some helpful tips for creating a resume that will get the attention of potential clients and establish you as the best candidate for a project.

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Topics: Experts, Professional Development

Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Gig Economy

Posted by Mike Lewis on Apr 26, 2016 8:00:00 AM

The March 6 post on the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) Commissioner’s Corner Blog was completely dedicated to the Gig Economy.

If you're not familiar with the term, here's what the Gig Economy is:

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Topics: Expert

What Fast Company Gets Wrong About Millennials and Retirees

Posted by Mike Lewis on Apr 19, 2016 8:30:00 AM

In Fast Company’s latest article, Forget Millennials – Why you should hire someone over 55, I find one major point to be a problem. Can you guess what that might be? Keep reading.

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Topics: Experts, Millenials

Working in Retirement: Why, When, and How

Posted by Patricia West Doyle on Apr 13, 2016 8:30:00 AM

For years, retirement meant the end of your working life. However, with increased longevity and earlier retirements (average retirement is now closer to 57, not 65), a retirement stage of life can now easily be 25-30 years in length. Not surprisingly, many retirees find themselves continuing to work or returning to work.

Understanding your needs moving forward can help you define what that work should look like!

Why People Choose to Work in Retirement

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Topics: Experts, Professional Development

5 Steps To Building an Effective LinkedIn Profile

Posted by Leah Van Deman on Mar 31, 2016 9:58:11 AM

LinkedIn continues to be one of the fastest growing B2B social media platforms, with over 400 million users. It allows you to build your personal brand, connect with professional contacts, and gain access to new and relevant content.

Leveraged appropriately, you can use LinkedIn to market yourself, tap into new leads or customers, and identify growing trends that might impact your business.

To help you become a LinkedIn ninja, I’ll be sharing some tips and tricks over the next few weeks on how to build your profile, grow your network, and share thought leadership on this powerful platform.

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Topics: Expert, LinkedIn

The Value of Experience

Posted by Brad Lawson on Mar 23, 2016 9:00:00 AM

Since our founding in 2003, YourEncore has been the leading champion of the experienced workforce.  We appreciate your wisdom. We celebrate your accomplishments. We work to find you challenging and rewarding projects.  And we are eager to see what you will do next – for our client, for consumers, and for patients. 

Why do we champion experience? Because it delivers remarkable results. Experience teaches us how to move faster, avoid mistakes, and act with confidence. It brings wisdom and expertise. And it can separate success from failure. We see it every day.

As champions of encore and experienced professionals, it is our collective responsibility to continually educate the market on the value you deliver. 

To that end, today I am excited to announce the launch of our ‘Experience Matters’ campaign. Each week, we will publish a short, animated video showcasing times where experience helps people outthink, outpace, and outperform. Watch our first video and join the campaign.

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Topics: Experts, Insights