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    Dec
    2017

    Let’s Hear From an Expert: Kathy McDonald, Adult Learner Advocate

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    You’ve been in the field of adult learning for the last 17 years. Why is learning important, especially as we age?
    Labor economists predict that by 2025, 60% of all jobs in the US will require some form of postsecondary credential, and most jobs will be disrupted by technology. Look at Panera: They have a bank of tablets to order from now; soon they will need someone to maintain that technology rather than simply take your order at the counter.

    For many of us who are mid-career, we may have developed an expertise over years of working, and yet most fields are constantly changing. For instance, the marketing field has mainly moved to digital, so if you only deal in printed media, you will find your skills are less valued over time.

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    Nov
    2017

    Let’s Hear from an Expert: Robin Fisher Roffer, Author of Your No Fear Career

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    What was your motivation for writing your newest book, Your No Fear Career?
    I wrote this book when my marriage to my business partner was falling apart. I was facing a totally new reality of being a single parent to our teenage daughter and running the company on my own. It felt like everything was changing at once and fear started to take hold of me. In response, I culled together all of the tools I’d honed over the years to navigate this overwhelming and utterly terrifying transition. In the end, I created Your No Fear Career as a guide for myself.

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    Oct
    2017

    Let’s Hear From an Expert: Cathi Hanauer, Novelist and Editor of The Bitch Is Back

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    You’ve released a new compilation of essays called The Bitch Is Back, featuring many of the writers from your first anthology, the New York Times bestseller The Bitch in the House. What was your motivation behind your new book?

    The first anthology, The Bitch in the House, had come out at a time in my life when I was angry and overwhelmed. Since then, I’d gone from a young, harried, struggling working mother with too much to manage and do, to a happy, middle-aged working mother with a ton of gratitude for my very nice life. And while a lot of that outcome was due to luck and privilege, a significant other part resulted, I felt, from having been true to what I wanted all along, to have really done the work of digging deep and trying to figure out things and ask for things and get things, even if they bucked the norm. And I knew the same was true of my friends—some of whom were contributors to Bitch 1 (as I now call The Bitch in the House).

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