Today is: Wednesday, November 25, 2020 | Our next publication day: Monday, November 30, 2020
A Roundup of Business Startup Programs for People 50+
These offerings teach entrepreneurship basics for first-timers
by Kerry Hannon at nextavenue.org
Starting a business on a wing and a prayer is a fool's game. That's why older Americans eyeing entrepreneurship, perhaps in response to a layoff or an early retirement package, are seeking courses and programs to learn business skills and explore the possibility of being their own boss.
The educational options, I'm sad to say are limited. I did some digging, and there are simply not many courses solely for people in their 50s and 60s. But there are a few I'd like to tell you about.
How to Explain Gaps in Your Resume
by Gili Malinsky at acorns.com
If you’re one of the millions of Americans currently looking for work, one of your concerns may be how to explain the length of time you’ve been out of a job. Employers sometimes see a gap between positions as an issue.
At the moment, though, given the pandemic, hiring managers are more understanding…
If you happen to have gaps on your resume from this or previous years, here are a few tips on how to address them.
5 Benefits of Volunteering During a Job Search
by Rachel Jay at moneytalksnews.com
Volunteering during and even after your job search has many professional and personal benefits. Even better, no matter what kind of job seeker you are or the positions you’re looking for, volunteering can help enhance your resume…
Here are some ways volunteering has professional benefits for you, too.
3 Ways To Avoid The End Of Year Slump
by J.T. O’Donnell at linkedin.com
I’m sure there’s a lot of people who can’t wait for 2020 to end.
As a result of COVID-19, some people lost their jobs, while others had them completely disrupted and changed. Even those who are ending the year with their jobs unscathed, have had to deal with new everyday stresses brought along by the pandemic.
While it may be tempting to write off the rest of the year and look towards better things in 2021, it’s important to avoid ending the year on a slump.
More help for the 50+ job seeker:
In observance of the Thanksgiving holiday, the Nifty50s will not publish this Friday, November 27, 2020. We will return on Monday, November 30, 2020.
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