Today is: Wednesday, September 30, 2020 | Our next publication day: Friday, October 2, 2020
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Why Years of Experience Don’t Matter
as Much as What You’ve Accomplished
In a survey by the career counseling site CAREEREALISM, of the 55% of professionals that identified as “seasoned workers” or “mid-life career changers,” 87% responded that they think age discrimination is hurting their job search.
Certain industries are especially tough for seasoned workers. In the technology sector, for instance, baby boomers and Gen X-ers are both at higher risk for age discrimination. A survey by Dice Insights found that 68% of boomers in tech say they’ve been discouraged from applying for a position because of their age.
Learn The Advantages Of Hiring Seniors
During National Employ Older Workers Week
by Sidney L. Gold at lawyers.com
The last full week of September is National Employ Older Workers Week, which is designated by the United States Department of Labor (DOL). The purpose of this special event is to increase awareness about this important group in the American workforce.
During the week, recognition will also be given to the Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP). This work-based program offers job training for unemployed, low-income seniors. MORE
Job Hunting Tips for Niche Professionals
If you’re an expert in a given field, it’s natural that you take pride in what you do. After all, years of hard work and study have positioned you in your niche, and you know how to do your job well. However, changes are part of anyone’s career, and it’s best to not pigeonhole yourself into a narrow category. Here are job hunting tips to help you branch out of your comfort zone, whether it’s necessary or you’re looking to take on new roles and responsibilities.
What Jobs Should I Look For?
by Marcelle Yeager
Are you trying to figure out what jobs you should be searching for?
In this video, I cover 4 questions to ask yourself to help determine what jobs might be the right fit based on the skills you have. Watch the video.
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.