Two executive coaches will discuss their upcoming book, "Fired at 50," Tuesday at 10 a.m. in Westport Public Library's McManus Room, 20 Jesup Road.

Tucker Mays and Bob Sloane, co-founders of OptiMarket LLC, will offer advice on how to overcome challenges in this job market by giving a clearly defined process for over-50 jobseekers to find a job in the shortest time possible.

Of those unemployed for more than a year, the over-50 group now represents a significantly higher percentage -- 30 percent -- than any younger segment of the population. According to the latest labor statistics, the time it takes executives over 50 years old to find a job has also increased, to well over a year.

Mays began his career in Wall Street with Goldman Sachs, and then moved to the consumer products industry to pursue marketing.

Sloane has held senior management roles with Colgate-Palmolive and American Cyanamid's Shulton International division. He has been a consultant for IBM and the White House.

For more information, check the library's website,, or call 203-291-4840.