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Monday, November 23, 2020

  • 7 Offbeat Jobs That Can Make You a Buck After 60

  • Get(ing) Older and Younger Professionals to Network Together

  • Mastering the Millennial Mindset and Beyond

  • How To Respond To Job Openings On LinkedIn

  • Tip:    Do You Have BCE? — You can’t “Google” experience

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

  • A Roundup of Business Startup Programs for People 50+

  • How to Explain Gaps in Your Resume

  • 5 Benefits of Volunteering During a Job Search

  • 3 Ways To Avoid The End Of Year Slump

  • Tip:    Casting a Broader Net — The competition facing older workers is starting to stack up
     

Monday, November 16, 2020

  • Does Talent Acquisition Have a Dirty Little Secret?

  • What Should & Shouldn't Be In Your LinkedIn Profile

  • Do You Have the Competitive Edge of Fortitude?

  • How Can I Get Feedback After Being Rejected for a Job?

  • Tip:    Do the Math — Stress duration, not age

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

  • You Only Need To Do These Five Things To Succeed In Your Job Hunt

  • Insider Gives Top Resume Tips For Older Job Applicants

  • Christmas Jobs Will Be Available this Season

  • Amid the Coronavirus Pandemic, Recruiters Are Focusing on Human Connection

  • Tip:    Heads up, Preppie — Make preparation part of everything you do
     

Friday, November 20, 2020

  • How Competitive Job Seekers 50+ Are Upping Their Game

  • No Choice – We must Keep Going!

  • Nearly 30 Million Baby Boomers Forced Into Unwanted Retirement

  • Hard Skills vs. Soft Skills: What Are They and How Can You Show Them Off in Your Job Search?

  • Tip:    The Best Policy — Honesty may be admirable, but it’s difficult to attain
     

Monday, November 9, 2020

  • How to Get a Job in 2021

  • 11 Simple Ways To Build A Relationship When Networking

  • Adults 55 And Older Face Higher Unemployment Rates Than Mid-Career Workers

  • How To Connect With Recruiters On LinkedIn

  • Tip:    Virtual Workforce — As if things weren’t bad enough for older job seekers

Wednesday, November 11, 2020

  • Age Discrimination Will Be More Widespread: Here's What to Do

  • A Discussion with Chris Farrell on The 50+ Economy [podcast]

  • 8 Jobs That Employers Most Often Want Retirees to Do

  • Career Reinvention Is About More Than Just Skills

  • Tip:    Life Long Learning — There’s always something new to discover
     

Friday, November 13, 2020

  • Why Age 50+ Is The Best Time To Found A Company

  • How to Bypass the Secret Resume-Reading Software

  • Work Isn’t a Four-letter Word for Older Americans

  • 7 Questions You Should Definitely Ask When Interviewing for a Remote Job

  • Tip:    Say it with me: as I look for a new job, I will NOT:
     

Monday, November 2, 2020

  • Finding My Identity After Losing My Job at 60

  • Finding a New Job at Any Age

  • Make Money from Home with These 20 Jobs, on Your Schedule

  • How to Network Online: Tips and Tricks

  • Tip:    Not the Same-Old, Same-Old — Job seekers may need a new day to survive the new way

Wednesday, November 4, 2020

  • What It Takes to Make Yourself “Forever Employable”

  • Skills Aren’t Soft or Hard — They’re Durable or Perishable

  • Hire Older Workers & Keep Them Healthy

  • Show Value on Your LinkedIn Profile by Using Testimonials: 5 Areas to Showcase Them

  • Tip:    Your Foot in the Door — First things first in the job search, then…
     

Friday, November 6, 2020

  • People Over the Age of 55 Struggle to Find Employment

  • Covid-19 Has Worsened Ageism

  • Building Back A Workplace With Generational Balance

  • The Ultimate List of 80+ LinkedIn Voices Job Seekers Should Follow

  • Tip:    Meeting Adjourned — Are you ready for your close up?
     

Monday, October 26, 2020

  • If You’re In A Job Search, You Need To Hear This

  • Will I Be Passed Over for Work Since I’m 65 and Vulnerable to Covid-19?

  • 10 Stats About Working in Retirement

  • How to Handle a Gap in Employment on Your Resume

  • Tip:    What Do You Know? — Answering a few basic questions can accelerate your search

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

  • How To Move Forward When You Unexpectedly Lose Your Job

  • Blowing Through Ageism: How to get hired at 70+

  • Virtual Networking Just Got Easier

  • New Study Finds Gig Work May Serve as a Social Safety Net

  • Tip:    Options — Even at 50+ you have options in your job search
     

Friday, October 30, 2020

  • “Do The Thing!”

  • Employment Trends Among Seniors – 2020 Study

  • To Find Your Next Job More Quickly, Tell Your Community You’re Open to Work

  • Accepting Help

  • Tip:    Are You Listening? — Some pearls of wisdom from recruiters
     

Monday, October 19, 2020

  • 65 and Trying NOT to Retire

  • 55+ Job Search in a Pandemic

  • “Well, You’re Kind of Getting Up There in Years..."

  • New Study Provides Insights On Bouncing Back From Job Loss

  • Tip:    In the Meantime — A job search typically doesn’t take all your time

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

  • 3 Ways You Can Extend the Work Lifecycle of Older Employees

  • How Workers Over 50 Are Reinventing Themselves in the Pandemic

  • Working Strategies: Dealing With an Early (Unwanted) Retirement

  • Navigating the Digital Job Application Process at Every Stage

  • Tip:    In the Meantime… Redux — What to do while you’re looking
     

Friday, October 23, 2020

  • Older Workers Worry About the Prospect of Finding a New Job

  • Older Workers Face Higher Unemployment Amid Virus Pandemic

  • 14 Common Work-From-Home Jobs

  • Not Getting Job Interviews? Your Resume Is The Problem

  • Tip:    Focus Point
     

Monday, October 12, 2020

  • What to Expect If You’re Over 50 and Looking for a Job in Today’s Market

  • Achieving Your Dream Career in Nursing: A Guide for Those Over 50

  • These 6 Masterpieces Were Created by People Aged 60 or Older

  • What To Do When Your Spirit Is Crushed In A Job Search (& What NOT To Do)

  • Tip:    It’s a Matter of Seconds — Job searches seem to have two speeds

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

  • Demographic Landscape Shifting as the Older Population Grows

  • Job Search Tools or Job Search Tactics?

  • Best Practices to Confront Age Bias 

  • 6 Things That Interviewers Want Us To Know About Remote Interviews

  • Tip:    Nifty Tid-Bits — Some passing thoughts on your job search
     

Friday, October 16, 2020

  • Covid Hurts Seasonal Hiring

  • Executive Career Coach vs Mentor: Who Do You Need?

  • Discarded: The Australian Women Over 50 Left to Languish in Poverty

  • What to do When the Unpredictable is the New Normal

  • Tip:    Employees Only — Job candidates need to find new ways to get a foot in the door
     

Monday, October 5, 2020

  • Second Act Success Stories: 5 Common Themes

  • 6 Ageist Interview Questions and How to Respond

  • Older Workers Forced to Retire

  • Meet Sylvia, The Virtual Influencer

  • Tip:    Uncertain About Your Future? — Join the club. Everyone is feeling at little queasy.

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

  • For Many, New Jobs Will Be a Step Down

  • 8 Jobs That Employers Most Often Want Retirees to Do

  • How To Make A Successful Career Pivot During Covid

  • How a Targeted Employer List Can Aid Your Job Search

  • Tip:    Heads up, Preppie — People who are lucky are usually that way for a reason
     

Friday, October 9, 2020

  • Women’s Career Trajectories Can Be a Model for an Aging Workforce

  • How To Stay Positive During A Difficult Job Search

  • 7 Phrases People Think Are Okay to Say at Work but Are Actually Ageist Against Your Coworkers

  • 7 Ways To Keep Going In Your Job Search

  • Tip:    Ready for Your Close Up? — Covid has catapulted video interviews into the norm
     

Monday, September 28, 2020

  • Why Your Job Search Strategy After Age 50 Isn’t Landing You Interviews

  • If You’ve Been Laid Off, Now Is the Time to Pivot Your Skills into a New Career

  • How Useful is LinkedIn When Almost Half of Profiles Have Outdated Information?

  • Top Talent Is Always In Demand

  • Tip:    Are You Ready? — Older workers exhibit many desirable qualities

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

  • Why Years of Experience Don’t Matter as Much as What You’ve Accomplished

  • Learn The Advantages Of Hiring Seniors During National Employ Older Workers

  • Job Hunting Tips for Niche Professionals

  • What Jobs Should I Look For?

  • Tip:    Yes, You Should Have — You need to take some control of the conversation
     

Friday, October 2, 2020

  • 7 Tips for Getting Hired After Age 50

  • How to Create an ATS Resume

  • Forced To Make A Career Pivot? Here’s How To Do It With Clarity And Confidence

  • These Job Hunting Tips Used to Work, Now They Could Hurt Your Search

  • Tip:    Just Because — Don’t let someone else dictate how you feel
     

Monday, September 21, 2020

  • That’s a Big (Career) Jump

  • Why Do Women Appear to Bear the Brunt of Ageism at Work?

  • 5 Secrets to Get You Past the Résumé-Reading Robots

  • What Job Seekers Should Know As Companies Continue To Hire

  • Tip:    Concentric — Networking is like the ripples in a pond

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

  • Job Hunting? It’s Not Your Age It’s Something Else

  • Are Older Job Seekers Disadvantaged?

  • Don’t Overlook These Two Perspectives In The Job Search

  • Applying with a Linkedin Profile Is a Mistake

  • Tip:    Can You Manage? — Older job seekers should know better
     

Friday, September 25, 2020

  • Career Coach Offers Job Seekers Over 50 Seven Tips for How to Get a Job Quickly

  • How I Combat Ageism as a Mature Job Seeker

  • 7 Reasons Workers Age 65 and Older Have Not Retired Yet

  • How To Successfully Change Careers During Times Of Uncertainty

  • Tip:    Ready to Zoom? — Learn it today, use it tomorrow
     

Monday, September 14, 2020

  • Insider Tips for Finding Work, Advancing your Career, and Loving Your Job

  • How Do I Explain an Employment Gap on My Resume?

  • 5 Transferable Skills Job Seekers Need

  • Looking For A New Job? Here Are 10 Places You Might Have Overlooked

  • Tip:    Tongue Tied — Don’t let the pressure of an interview tie your responses in knots

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

  • The Laughable Ageism Myths Employers Believe

  • If You’ve Been Beaten Up In The Job Search, It's Time To Take Off The Gloves And Fight Back

  • Okay Boomer! Are You on the Train?

  • 7 Steps to Take When Using Linkedin to Network for a Job

  • Tip:    In You They Trust — There are a lot of intangibles that impact a successful job search 
     

Friday, September 18, 2020

  • Benefits of Hiring Older Employees

  • How to Land a Job While Competing with Gen Z 

  • The New Best Way To Find A Job During The Pandemic

  • Are Résumés and Cover Letters Obsolete?

  • Tip:    Been There.  Done That. — Your age signifies more than just on-the-job experience
     

Monday, September 7, 2020

  • Hope you had a great holiday.

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

  • Entrepreneurship in the 2nd Half of Life

  • Career Advice from a Serial Job Hopper

  • Over Half of Unemployed Older Workers at Risk of Involuntary Retirement

  • How Good Is Your Job Search Plan?

  • Tip:    Making Your List — Job seekers have a long checklist of things to do
     

Friday, September 11, 2020

  • 8 Jobs That Employers Most Often Want Retirees to Do

  • What Employees Want and the Truth About Ageism

  • Career Changes Later in Life

  • Overcoming Obstacles

  • Tip:    Here’s Your Change — The more things change, the more they stay the same
     

Monday, August  17, 2020

  • Soft Skills No Longer Enhance Your Candidacy For A New Job

  • New Tools to Stand Out With Your LinkedIn Profile

  • 12 Tips for Staying Afloat After Losing Your Job

  • Is Full-Time Employment a Good Career Strategy?

  • Tip:    Not for Everyone — When it comes to a job search, one size does NOT fit all

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

  • How to Reimagine the Second Half of Your Career

  • Hit The Mid-Career Plateau? 10 Ways To Get Unstuck

  • Deferring Career Happiness to the 2nd Half of Life

  • 5 Tips To Build Your Personal Brand On LinkedIn in 2020

  • Tip:    Silent Treatment — If you don’t blow your own horn, who will?
     

Friday, August 21, 2020

  • Employment Barriers and Facilitators for Older Workers and Older Job Seekers

  • Age Discrimination Rises in Recessions

  • Join Our “Young” Team? Hello, Age Discrimination

  • Virtual Job Fairs: The Best Ways To Look For Work There

  • Tip:    The Old End Run — ATS is every job seeker’s worst nightmare. But it doesn’t have to be.
     

Monday, August  24, 2020

  • Land a New Job With an Ageless Resume

  • Five Strategies To Overcome Your Obstacles

  • How Can Organizations Prevent Ageism in the Workplace?

  • Career Counselor Offers Her Best Two Tips for Job Seekers

  • Tip:    Success! — Do you know of a good job search story to tell?

Wednesday, August 26, 2020

  • Over 50s Dropping Out of the Workforce Due to Covid-19

  • New Tools to Stand Out With Your LinkedIn Profile

  • The Surprising Age Workers Start to Experience Ageism

  • How to Get and Stay Organized During Your Job Search

  • Tip:    Contact! — They’re not milk cartons. There is no expiration date on your contacts.
     

Friday, August 28, 2020

  • 11 Tips for Finding a Job When You're Over 50

  • Pensions Cash a Temptation for Silver Job Seekers

  • How Networking Works in the Real World

  • 5 Reasons You Should Work for as Long as You Live

  • Tip:    How Quick is Quick — A lot can happen in just a few seconds
     

Monday, August  31, 2020

  • A Retirement Expert Says (the Gig Economy) Can Provide the Flexibility and Cash Older Americans Need

  • The Pandemic's Toll on Older Workers

  • This Recently Out-of-Work HR Manager Wonders About Next Step

  • The Two Biggest Lies In The Job Search Process

  • Tip:    The More Things Change… —  The strongest suite for an older worker is still experience

Wednesday, September 2, 2020

  • 10 Steps for Making a Successful Career Change 

  • When Retirement Comes Too Early

  • How Can Older Job Seekers Overcome Age Discrimination? 

  • Finding the Positives in a Job Rejection

  • Tip:    Because… That’s where the jobs are
     

Friday, September 4, 2020

  • The Industries Least Likely to Hire Workers Over Age 45 

  • The Rude, Inconsiderate Things Job Seekers Are Forced To Endure In The Job Search And Interviewing Process

  • 9 Steps to Strengthen Age Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace

  • Why Building a Personal Brand Is More Important Than Ever

  • Tip:    What’s Missing? — Regardless of your circumstances, there are many holes that never existed before
     

Monday, August  10, 2020

  • Job Searching Over 50: 8 Secrets for Success

  • Anti-Ageism Job Search Success Stories

  • Practice Till You Sizzle!

  • 20 Ways to Stay Motivated During Your Job Search

  • Tip:    Being Professional — Before joining a professional organization: try before you buy
     

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Wednesday, August 12, 2020

  • How Do You Know If You’re Ready for Your Second Act?

  • What Are The Rights Of Older Employees?

  • How Do I Shift Into My Dream Career, When My Only Qualification Is Passion?

  • 10 Personal Branding Tools That Will Help Your Strategy

  • Tip:    We Hope You’re Proud of Yourself — If you’re not, you should be
     

Friday, August 14, 2020

  • Demographic Trends for the 50-and-Older Work Force

  • Companies In Their Cost Cutting Are Discriminating Against Older Workers

  • How Do I Convince Others To Take My Career Change Idea Seriously?

  • 8 Survival Tips For The Laid Off And Looking

  • Tip:    Valuable Assets — Older workers can bring a lot of value to the table
     

Monday, August  3, 2020

  • How Older Job Seekers Can Increase Their Tech Savvy

  • How to Find Jobs on LinkedIn

  • How To Jump Start Your Job Search With Advice From 15 Career Experts

  • How To Expand Your Network For Job Search Success

  • Tip:    Grounded — Older workers are far more likely to stay in their jobs than other generations
     

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Wednesday, August 5, 2020

  • How To Start Over After Being Fired At Age 54

  • This Sector Could Have a Half Million Job Openings and Opportunities for Older Workers

  • How To Successfully Change Careers After A Layoff

  • Where To Get Help Finding A Job: The Virtual Library

  • Tip:    Explain Yourself — Job interviews are no time to be quiet and hold back

Friday, August 7, 2020

  • Personal Branding For People 50+

  • The Coronavirus Recession Is Really Bad News for Boomers

  • 7 Tips to Help You Find a Job

  • Four Ways to Grow Your Skills and Stand Out on LinkedIn

  • Tip:    Divide & Conquer — You are what you can do
     

Monday, July 27, 2020

  • Should You Own Your Own Business?

  • Claiming Virtual Work Skills on Your Resume

  • I’ve Been Furloughed – Can My Company Stop Me from Taking Side Work?

  • Your Most Productive Job Search Schedule

  • Tip:    Is Your Number Up? — Amid an ocean of digits, for job seekers, there is one number that could save the day
     

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Wednesday, July 29, 2020

  • Why an Aging Population Should Be Seen as an Economic Boon

  • Don’t Use “Unemployed” To Describe Yourself

  • Applying With a LinkedIn Profile Is a Mistake

  • Should You Own Your Own Business?

  • Tip:    Are You Ready? — When you return to the business world, it may look very different
     

Friday, July 31, 2020

  • What to Do When You’re Burnt Out On Your Job Search

  • What Exactly Do Employers Want From Older Workers?

  • Over 50: Putting Your Best Foot Forward

  • Should You Own Your Own Business?

  • Tip:    Holding Back — You don’t have to bare your soul in a job interview, unless…
     

Monday, July 20, 2020

  • The Most Insidious Form of Age Discrimination at Work

  • 7 Easy Ways to Be Proactive in Your Job Search

  • Ageism at Work  Will Covid-19 Make it Worse?

  • Smart, Actionable Advice From Top LinkedIn Career And Job Search Professionals

  • Tip:    Helping You Learn to Learn — There are several things that you can do to maximize your learning

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Wednesday, July 22, 2020

  • Out of Work or Overworked, Here Are 5 Proven Strategies for Navigating a Career Crisis

  • 3 Ways You Can Extend the Work Lifecycle of Older Employees

  • 80% of Older Adults Have Faced Ageism

  • Be Careful Using LinkedIn’s New “Open To Work” Feature

  • Tip:    Temporary Relief — With so much uncertainty in the job market, cautiousness prevails
     

Friday, July 24, 2020

  • Laid Off From White-Collar Work? Consider Manufacturing

  • The Diversity Employers Need To Remember: Age Diversity

  • Workplace Age Discrimination Is Unacceptable — and Very Real

  • Where to Get Help Finding a Job: The Virtual Library

  • Tip:    No Pain, No Gain — Especially for older workers, a job search should not be all mental
     

Monday, July 13, 2020

  • How To Overcome Age Discrimination In Your Job Search

  • Why People Are Still Working in Their 70s and 80s

  • Commit to Workplace Diversity, Including Age

  • What To Do To Be Successful

  • Employment Outlook Improves for Older Workers

  • Tip:    1-2 Punch — Just when you climb one mountain, another appears

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Wednesday, July 15, 2020

  • Older Entrepreneurs Cashing In On Pandemic Demand

  • This Is the Ideal Age to Retire According to Experts

  • Top 10 Best Jobs for Retirees: How to Find a Job for Seniors

  • 3 Ways To Get Through The Work (Job Search-ed) Day (When You're Feeling Unmotivated)

  • Tip:    Home on the Range — Your experience counts for more than just years
     

Friday, July 17, 2020

  • I'm Too Old to Learn a New Career, and Too Young to Retire

  • Despite Historic Unemployment, Finding A Job Isn’t That Difficult – At Least Not Yet

  • 8 Steps to an Utterly Successful Career Change

  • This Is Exactly How to Update Your Resume If You’ve Been Laid off During Covid-19

  • Tip:    All the Time in the World — How long are you willing to wait for your next position?
     

Monday, July 6, 2020

  • Let's Not Make Ageist Correlations Between Age and Business Success or Failure

  • How To Avoid Burnout During Your Job Search

  • How to Transition to a New Industry if Yours Has Been Decimated

  • How To Find Hope During A Career Crisis

  • Tip:    Get the Word Out — Your world can’t help you look if they don’t know you’re looking

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Wednesday, July 8, 2020

  • Job Search Tips When You’re Over 50

  • Franchises – Baby Boomer Exit Strategy

  • 10 Tips For Relaunching Your Career

  • What I Learned in the Recession That Might Help You Now

  • Tip:    Times Like These — When assessing the times in which we live, maybe Dickens was right 

Friday, July 10, 2020

  • How to Position Yourself Close to Retirement

  • How to Find Hope During a Career Crisis

  • 5 Fascinating 2nd Act Career Stories 

  • I’ve Been a Career Coach for 20 Years. Here Is My Best Advice for Job Seekers

  • Tip:    Parallel Products — When you connect the dots, the similarities are astonishing
     

Monday, June 29, 2020

  • 3 Things You Need To Know About Being Overqualified

  • Tips to Share With Senior Job Searchers During COVID-19

  • How to Make the Most of a Career Break

  • Want To Get Hired? How To Use LinkedIn To Meet Recruiters

  • Tip:    Embrace the Alternative — Adding a new layer of adversity for older job seekers
     

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Wednesday, July 1, 2020

  • 3 Ways Job Search Has Changed for Those in the 2nd Half of Life

  • A Pandemic Problem for Older Workers: Will They Have to Retire Sooner?

  • Seniors Can Follow a Plan of Action When Looking for a Job

  • What’s Changed About Networking (You May Be Surprised)

  • Tip:    Look Under Every Rock — There are almost as many to find information on companies as there are companies

Monday, June 22, 2020

  • Age Discrimination Laws Don’t Protect Older Women as They Do Older Men

  • 5 Soft Skills Needed To Land Job Opportunities During COVID-19

  • The Part Of The Job Search No One Talks About (That Can Make Or Break Your Success)

  • Job Search During The Pandemic

  • Tip:    Don’t Worry. Be Happy. — As with so much in a job search, happiness is a two-way street

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Wednesday, June 24, 2020

  • Thriving at 50+: How to Reinvent and Rebrand Yourself [Podcast]

  • Aging is a Woman's Secret Power — and the Data Proves it

  • 3 Questions Senior Professionals Should Ask A Mentor

  • How to Find a New Job FAST!

  • Tip:    Dealing with ATS Got You Down? — Applicant tracking systems frustrate job seekers more than anything
     

Friday, June 26, 2020

  • 7 Tips for Getting Hired After Age 50

  • Avoid "Winging-It" in Job Interviews

  • Reinventing Your Career? 5 Steps To Assess Your Transferable Skills

  • Landed Out Of Work? Ten Ways To Reset Your Mindset

  • Tip:    Yawn! — Are you as bland personally as your last job title?

Monday, June 15, 2020

  • Long-Term Trends in Employment by Age Group

  • 10 Items You Are Wearing to Work That Are Making You Look Older than You Are

  • Four Tips to Network on LinkedIn

  • Why This Is A Perfect Time To Make A Career Switch

  • Tip:    Guest blog — Job Seekers and Companies on LinkedIn Can Now Instantly See If an Applicant Is a Match for a Role

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Wednesday, June 17, 2020

  • Unemployed Over 50: Turning Adversity Into Advantage

  • 5 Ways to Stay Motivated in a Frustrating Job Hunt

  • 7 Positive Steps to Take After a Layoff 

  • How to Choose Your Target Companies

  • Tip:    What’s More Important Than Experience — For older workers, stability may trump experience