Phyllis Mufson, Boomer Job Search Expert
Phyllis Mufson is a member of the Baby Boomer Generation, a career/business consultant, and a certified life coach with over 25 years of experience.
Phyllis is trained and certified as a coach through the Coach Training Institute and has completed additional training in Co-Active Leadership and Somatic Coaching. Phyllis' work in the career field began with delivering outplacement workshops for Right Associates, and she has also served as Director of the Locks Career Center at Moore College of Art and Design.
Before beginning her career as a life coach and consultant, Phyllis was a textile artist whose work sold nationally to individuals and corporate collectors. She was a founder of the San Francisco School and Gallery of Textile Arts, and the winner of a National Endowment for the Arts grant.
As a personal coach, Phyllis has helped hundreds of clients build a bridge between their wildest dreams and their current situation, keeping them focused on their goals and helping them persist and not settle for second best.
As a career consultant, Phyllis has helped clients with job search skills and strategies, business marketing plans, negotiations, and other practical concerns needed to bring goals to fruition.
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Phyllis is also a jeweler and works with her husband to help support “Charity Orphanage” in Liberia through jewelry sales, Personal Treasures http://personaltreasures.etsy.com and Mufi Jewels http://mufi.etsy.com.
Articles by Phyllis Mufson
- Laid Off! Now What?
You’ve just lost your job. What do you do next? Here are the first steps to take to get grounded while you prepare to hunt for a new position.
- Too Old for "Career Adventure"?
What would you be willing to commit to – if age were not an issue?
- How to Address the "Over-Qualified" Concern?
Are you getting passed over for jobs and told it’s because you’re overqualified? Are you wondering if that’s "polite" wording for "too old"? Or, are you one of the Baby Boomers looking to cut back and have a job with less stress and responsibility? Are you concerned because you’ve heard you won’t be considered because you are overqualified?
- Boomers Looking Younger
Instead of focusing on how to look younger, this article is my opinionated view about what really works to look healthier, and more vital. The emphasis is on low-cost options that work quickly. Everything that follows has been tested by me, and by my clients. These techniques will help you create a good impression in interviews and also help you feel your best.
- Networking: The Boomer Job Search Advantage
Regrettably, many Baby Boomers are uncomfortable networking and avoid this powerful tool. This is really unfortunate because Boomers have a significant edge over others in job search networking.
- How to Reconnect with Your Boomer Network
This article is focused on how you can rebuild your network by reconnecting with friends and colleagues from your youth. This will pay enormous dividends in your job search, and also enrich your life in many ways.
- Finding Part-Time Jobs with Benefits!
Are you one of the many boomers who have day dreamed about getting a part-time job? Maybe you’re looking for income while you train for a new career or start a business, or a way to cut back on the time and pressure of your current job, or a way to earn an income cushion while you are retired. Too young for Medicare, you need benefits, too. Here's how to find them.
- Age Discrimination in Job Loss
Recently I spoke with employment lawyer Mark Risk, who generously offered to answer my questions about age discrimination under the law. Our conversation covered what age discrimination means legally, how to recognize if you might be a victim, the steps to take to claim redress, and what you might win as the result of filing.
- Age Discrimination in Hiring
What to do if you were not hired for a job you were qualified for, and you think you were a victim of age discrimination, continuing the discussion with employment lawyer Mark Risk.
- How to Shave Time Off Your Job Search, Part 1
Employers may think the unemployed aren’t really motivated to want a job or aren’t hard-working and that Boomers are just marking time until retirement. Employers may think that people out of work a long time have rusty skills and assume the same about Boomers. Here's how to beat that.
- How to Shave Time Off Your Job Search, Part 2
This part focuses on what you need to do to keep your skills and experience current.
- Beating 3 Boomer Stereotypes
Some of the unspoken questions behind the questions you are asked will be - Are you continuing to learn and grow - or do you have a "been there, done that" attitude? Are you vital and energetic? Are you keeping up with new developments in your field? Will you work skillfully with co-workers of younger generations? It’s up to you to create the right impression. Here's how...
- Beating Boomer Bias: Being Visibly Up-to-Date
I hate to start with the bad news, but, if you are a Baby Boomer, many employers will assume you are not technically up-to-date.
- Beating Boomer Bias: Learning New Skills
This article is designed to help you fill the gap in your technical skills -- because it’s important, and you can do it!
- Effective Resumes for Boomers
Now is the time to bend or break the standard "resume rules" when they don’t serve your goal of telling your story well, and presenting your qualifications and your personal attributes in the best possible light. Here's how...
- Personal Success Plan, Part 1: Personal Retreat
Taking an afternoon – or a day – for a thoughtful look at where your personal life and career is now, and how you want to develop them in the future, will help you plan, set goals you can achieve, and feel focused and self-confident as you begin the next phase of your career.
- Personal Success Plan, Part 2: Goal Setting
This article outlines methods adapted to help you effectively reach your personal and professional objectives this year.
- Personal Success Plan, Part 3: Maintaining Job Search Momentum
Take heart from the third law of thermodynamics - A body at rest tends to remain at rest. A body in motion tends to remain in motion.
- Career Pioneer Lauralee, MBA at 55
In her fifties, Lauralee took the risk to reinvent herself and change careers, and she has just landed the job of her dreams.
- Career Pioneer Mark, Changed from Corporate to Non-Profit Career
Mark reexamined his life and decided to leave his fast-paced corporate career and found new meaning as a volunteer manager for Elders in Action, a nonprofit organization tackling important issues for older Americans.
- Considering a Career in Non-Profits
Are you like many Boomers - wanting work with meaning that connects with your values, and a way to give back while earning a paycheck? If so, then consider making the leap into a non-profit career.
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