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Baby Boomer Job Search Strategies in 2021

Podcast with Robin Ryan

As I’ve been having various people come on the podcast and talk about what they’re seeing, who’s your target customer? Who do you work with?

Many are between 40 and 65. So a lot of baby boomers right now… And then the Baby Boomers, the ones that I work with, have either lost their job or they’re going to lose their job. And they suspect that’s going to happen soon… Nobody’s happy. There’s not one person out there that’s happy.
 

LinkedIn is Key to the Modern Job Search:

Here’s How to Use It Effectively

from ivyexec.com

Have you checked in on your LinkedIn profile lately?  You may be neglecting one of the most dynamic tools in your professional arsenal. Reviving that inert LinkedIn page could prove to be the turning point for your job search.

    Since it first launched in 2003, LinkedIn has grown to become a trusted resource for hiring managers seeking to fill a position. Survey results in the “Jobvite Recruiter Nation Report 2016” showed that 87 percent of recruiters consider it the most effective social media platform for evaluating candidates during the hiring process. That is a compelling statistic to consider as you plan your strategy for attracting desirable job offers.

    Your LinkedIn presence needs to relay more than an up-to-date resume outlining your education and experience. Recruiters are looking beyond hard skills to find candidates, according to the Jobvite report. The decision to hire is strongly influenced by enthusiasm and communication skills, as well as a command of the job requirements. Fortunately, that’s where LinkedIn can help you shine.
 

Do Professional Women Over 50 Have An Expiration Date? How Gendered Ageism Sabotages Women’s Careers

by Bonnie Marcus at forbes.com
 

“Men age on TV with a sense of gravitas, and we as women have an expiration date,” Roma Torre, 61, stated after her departure as anchor on NY1… Why is this not surprising? History has repeatedly demonstrated that women, especially those in the public eye, face the consequences of aging. 

NIFTY TIP of the DAY — Guest Blog

What a Boomer or GenXer Can Learn From a Millennial

Adapted and personalized this from a recent post by Chip Conley of the Modern Elders Academy and Wisdom Wells fame.  – Christine Stadler

Recently, I was part of a discussion where the “olders” in the room were asked what  someone our age could learn from someone half our age. Here is a spontaneous list I created based on my own experience and what I distilled from the discussion, all of which is terribly generalized. Take what’s valuable to you and leave the rest.   MORE

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Unemployment Data

for December 2020

National Unemployment Rate
6.7%

Unemployment Rate Age 50-54
5.4%

Unemployment Rate Age 55+
6.0%

Total Number of Unemployed

over age 50
3 million

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