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Just the Facts, Ma’am

from nifty50s.com

In recognition of June 11 being Age Diversity Day, the Nifty50s are releasing an e-booklet calling out the “Myths and Facts” regarding older workers.
   If you’re a 50+ job seeker you may find the “facts” surrounding older workers quite enlightening. Also, if you encounter any of these “myths” during your job search, you will now be armed with facts from many prestigious organizations.

Read:   Myths and Facts About Older Workers

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Living and Working in an Age of Longevity

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How To Start A New Career With No Experience

by Caroline Castrillon at forbes.com

After more than a year of working from home and managing Zoom meetings while juggling family time, many employees are ready to start a new career. In fact, Prudential Financial’s Pulse of the American Worker survey states that one in four employees are thinking about a career change. Another study conducted by Harris Poll found that the majority (52%) of U.S. workers are considering changing jobs this year, and as many as 44% have actual plans in place to take the leap.
   Making a career transition is always scary. But it's easier in this market because the demand for talent is incredibly high. If you want to start a new career but don't have experience in the field, it can be done. You just need focus, drive, preparation and motivation.

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NIFTY TIP of the DAY 

Where Have You Gone Sergeant Joe Friday?

Sometimes inspiration can be found in the most unlikely places

Ask anyone what advantages that mature job seekers have in the workplace and they’ll say it’s their experience. Let’s face it, you could not have gotten to where you are without experience.
   Like everything else in today’s job market, merely having job experience isn’t enough. Whether it’s your resume or in an interview, merely re-telling your work history just won’t cut it. Today, there has to be more – a lot more.   MORE 

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More help for the 50+ job seeker:

Think ageism

is a U.S. problem?

Think again.

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Making a Noise

The International Journal

for Age Diversity

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Unemployment Data

for May 2021

National Unemployment Rate
5.8%

Unemployment Rate Age 50-54
4.0%

Unemployment Rate Age 55+
4.9%

Total Number of Unemployed

over age 50
2.5 million

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