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The New World Of Job Searching
If you're 50 or older, wish to work during retirement, and haven't had the experience of searching for a job in recent years, you're in for a real surprise…you will need to know how to prepare an online resume, research job openings, research employers, submit applications and keep track of your application. It's becoming more common that companies will only accept applications over the internet.
The new world of job searching can be impersonal, frustrating, even infuriating. Sorry. Unless you find a plant, store or office where you can walk in and fill out an application (and there are a few great companies where you can), you are now in the internet age of looking for a job.
Older Workers Are Suffering More — But All Is Not Lost
6 Tips for older workers looking for a new job
by Kerry Hannon at marketwatch.com
…I will, of course, share some advice to help workers 50+ navigate the pandemic landscape. That’s my job, and it’s proactive. My father taught me to never say, I can’t. But to always focus on solutions by asking: how can I, or how can we?
But first, here’s what the new report revealed. Around 1.1 million older workers (ages 55 and older) left the workforce between August and January due to the pandemic recession.
The Pros and Cons of Working in Retirement
by Stacy Johnson at moneytalksnews.com
Retirement doesn't have to be synonymous with not working. It could mean working, but only doing things you want to do, not have to do.
Not long ago, the phrase “working in retirement” was an oxymoron, much like “bittersweet” or “act naturally.” After all, if you’re working, you’re by definition not retired.
But that was then. These days…
NIFTY TIP of the DAY
A Different Lens
New job. New company. New perspective.
Among the many advantages of hiring older workers is the experience they bring to the job. That’s a no brainer. What’s more, in most cases, that experience spans several decades and very often several different former employers.
So far, so good. MORE
More help for the 50+ job seeker:
Pass it Along
If you attend networking events and go to jobs clubs, you’ve been meeting other job seekers just like you. Mention the Nifty50s to them and encourage them to visit as well. You’ll be helping them and you’ll make an appreciative friend for yourself.