How to Bulletproof Your Career (Especially Over 50) with John Tarnoff


According to our guest, John Tarnoff, inertia, longevity, and ageism are the three most important factors you're going to have to consider as you grow in your career and contemplate what is likely to be a longer and more challenging professional future.

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In this conversation, we will talk about why these three factors are so important, what the challenges are to maintain and sustain your career, and the key paradigm shift you’ll need to adopt to create a more secure, more meaningful, and more purposeful career as you age.

John shares:

1. Why your LinkedIn profile is more important than your resume.

2. Why you should be chasing relationships vs. job openings.

3. Why your experience may be overrated.

4. How to overcome your fear of and aversion to networking.


John Tarnoff is an executive and career transition coach, speaker, and author who supports mid and late-career professionals in defining, planning, and achieving more meaningful and sustainable careers.

Fired 39% during his 35 years as a film producer, studio executive and tech entrepreneur, he learned how to turn setbacks into successes in a volatile business.

He reinvented his own career at 50, earning a master’s degree in counseling psychology to share his career lessons with others going through similar challenges.

John has coached individuals, groups, and led career workshops for university alumni, including for UCLA’s Anderson School of Management. Corporate coaching clients have included Bank of America, Bridgewater Assoc., Levi-Strauss, Softbank, TD Ameritrade, and Thrive Global.

He is the author of the best-selling Boomer Reinvention: How to Create your Dream Career Over 50 and has been named a Top Influencer in Aging by PBS/NextAvenue.

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