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According to the U.S. Census Bureau, about two-thirds of families with school-age children rely on dual incomes. Where there are no children, both partners usually work. According to a 2012 survey by Atlas Van Lines, a full 39 percent of employers say the spouse’s employment “almost always” or “frequently” affects a candidate’s relocation decision, and the percentage is higher at smaller firms. Forty-one percent of all firms offer outplacement help to the spouse or partner. Read more


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When people plan for retirement – even at age 55 – they usually think solely in terms of financial planning. They don’t consider that they may have 30 years or more to live and what they will do to occupy their time. You can help your employees move on and have a future (or join the Club yourself).

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Five O'Clock Club HR Network Breakfast

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You'll find upbeat, ambitious, dynamic, intelligent people—and that makes it fun for all of us. Meet with four to seven peers (same salary range) in a small group led by a senior Five O’Clock Club coach.

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The Five O’Clock Club is recognized as an authority on workplace and career issues. Here is a small selection of some of the many newspapers, magazines, and TV shows that have featured the Five O’Clock Club. Read more


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The Five O’Clock Club!

The Five O’Clock Club Names Wall Street Opinion Leader As New CEO

by Five O'Clock Club

NEW YORK, Jan. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Darren Kimball has been named Chief Executive Officer, effective January 28, 2014. He was previously Senior Vice President, Strategy and Business Development. "Darren sees the big picture. He is great at analyzing the trends within industries that More

Discovering Spot Opportunities to Advance Your Career

by Peter Hill CPRW Certified Five OClock Club Coach Hawaii and Far East

By Peter Hill, CPRW, Five O'Clock Club Master Coach, Hawaii and Far East In the contemporary realities of the 21st Century it pays to engage in non-traditional approaches to your career design or job search. One such approach is the practice of finding and taking advantage of “spot More

Not Too Quick With the Resume Please!

by Chip Conlin Five O’Clock Club Master Coach and Branch Head

You want a career, not just a job. Use research in every step of the process. by Chip Conlin, Five O'Clock Club Master Coach and Branch Head Research has been and always will be the foundation to conducting a successful job search.  It has been the cornerstone of The Five O’Clock Club More

Making Your Performance Review Work For You

by Cecelia Burokas a Certified Five OClock Club Career Coach Chicago

by Cecelia Burokas, Certified Five O’Clock Club Coach A Positive Marketing Campaign Why do so many of us get anxious when it’s time for the annual performance review? First, we know performance reviews can have a significant effect on our career in an organization. We also know that they More

What Should My Career Be?

by Kate Wendleton, Founder

by Kate Wendleton, Founder, The Five O'Clock Club 58% of those who attend The Five O’Clock Club decide to change careers. For many, this is the first time in their lives they even though about what they enjoyed doing, what they excel at, and would like to do in the future. Our emphasis is not More

Meet a Fellow Member: Fred Nelson, President of People’s Choice Awards

by Five O'Clock Club

In 2007, Fred Nelson addressed almost 200 human resource executives who attended The Five O’Clock Club’s 28th HR Networking Breakfast. Fred is a funny guy, and definitely belongs in show business. He had the audience roaring while he told the true story of his job elimination and his job search More

On Their Own Terms: Five O’Clock Club Members Find Jobs That Match Their Vision

by Five O'Clock Club

by Jane Rubinsky A Strong Focus Sharon wasn’t even looking for a job when she first came to The Five O’Clock Club. “I’d left my previous job of five years and was starting my own business,” she explained.  In her weekly small-group strategy sessions, there were people looking for More

The Five O’Clock Club Brings You: The Inside Scoop About Search Firms

by Kate Wendleton, Founder

A good recruiter in a search firm usually places only one or two people a month. This is the most important statistic for you to know about search firms. This information will affect your entire thought process about search firms. by Kate Wendleton, Founder, The Five O'Clock Club If you’ve More

Video Cams, Digital Interviews, and Lies

by Chip Conlin Five O’Clock Club Master Coach and Branch Head

by Chip Conlin, Five O'Clock Club Master Coach and Branch Head In a previous blog, “Avoiding the Proverbial ‘Black Hole,” I tried to show how the rapid sophistication of big job boards, such as Monster Worldwide and Career Builder, were making their applicant tracking systems attractive to More

You’re Overqualified … and You’re Out!

by Ruth Robbins, Certified Five O’Clock Club coach

by Ruth Robbins, Five O'Clock Club Master Coach It’s time to get back to work. You really want this job, and it will look great on your résumé. The interview seems to be going well, then you hear the words you’ve heard all too often before, and it doesn’t matter how respectfully or More

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