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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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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!

If Your Job is on the Line

April 23rd, 2014 by Chip Conlin

by Chip Conlin, Five O'Clock Club Master Coach Flash! “More layoffs are on the horizon within the cable industry.” “The latest round of mergers may result in more job losses in health care.” We’ve seen and heard the headlines before. It’s that old “gloom and doom” approach. The More

The Secret Weapon for Your Career: A Trusted Advisor on your Side

April 29th, 2014 by Kate Wendleton, Founder

By Kate Wendleton, Founder, The Five O'Clock Club A Five O’Clock Club coach is often the “secret weapon” behind someone’s success, and your career success is what we’re all about. Take a look at the article, “Is It Time You Got Yourself a Coach?” Thousands of people have relied More

In The News: Does Unemployment Make You Fat? It’s Complicated.

July 3rd, 2014 by Jane Rubinsky

By Jane Rubinsky As if job hunters didn’t already have enough to contend with, an article in The Washington Post recently cited yet another byproduct of being unemployed: weight gain. “A subject long ignored by policymakers, and one that unemployment counselors are too sheepish to raise More

Discovering Spot Opportunities to Advance Your Career

March 1st, 2012 by

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

Meet a Fellow Member: Thom Moore, A Publishing Executive With a New Groove

July 3rd, 2014 by Jane Rubinsky

By Jane Rubinsky Thom Moore with a photo of his great-grandfather, J. Hampton Moore. Those who come to The Five O’Clock Club often find new aspects of their identity … but Thom Moore discovered something even more surprising than most. When he cracked open the Five O’Clock Club books More

Not Too Quick With the Resume Please!

February 25th, 2014 by

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

New Editor Announced for The Five O'Clock Club Newsletter

July 3rd, 2014 by Jane Rubinsky

Jane Rubinsky Jane Rubinsky has been named Editor of The Five O’Clock Club Newsletter, effective with the June - July 2014 issue. Ms. Rubinsky has been a regular contributor to the newsletter since February 2013, writing Job Hunter Reports, HR Network features, and other articles. Currently a More

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

January 28th, 2014 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

Making Your Performance Review Work For You

March 1st, 2012 by

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

Let’s Not Blame the Job Hunter

July 3rd, 2014 by Chip Conlin

By Chip Conlin It’s frustrating! It’s unbelievable! These responses, and some others not suited for this blog, are common these days among job hunters who spend countless hours applying for jobs through ads online. The reason: they receive little to no response from the companies posting the More

What Should My Career Be?

January 8th, 2014 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

Job Hunter Sheelagh Doyle Reports at the HR Network Breakfast

June 18th, 2014 by Jane Rubinsky

By Jane Rubinsky Sheelagh Doyle It’s a “glorious dilemma” any job seeker would love to face: three offers from which to choose! But it was particularly satisfying for Sheelagh Doyle, who’d come within inches of a job so many times during her search without ever closing the deal. More

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

January 14th, 2014 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

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

January 14th, 2014 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

Examining the Impact of Our Aging Workforce

July 3rd, 2014 by Jane Rubinsky

In his book Lost Knowledge: Confronting the Threat of an Aging Workforce, David DeLong explains how cost-cutting efforts in the space program in the 1990s led NASA to offer early retirement to a number of its engineers. “With them,” he writes, “went years of experience and expertise about the More

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