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In Transition After 50? You’re Not Alone

from betterafter50.com

What’s different for women over 50? This generation of women over 50 are re-defining what 50 and after means and there is no question that we are indeed Better After 50. There’s so many great examples to draw on for inspiration.

    I never tire of hearing about women over 50 who are rolling up their sleeves, lacing up their running shoes or hiking boats and diving into their lives with gusto. Many make changes because they have to others because they choose to.

    Better After 50 walks the walk.
 

Facebook Ad-targeting
Excluded Women and Older Job-seekers

from yahoo.com
 

Employers violated federal law by using Facebook ads to exclude workers based on their gender and age, according to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Yahoo Finance's Dan Roberts, Sibile Marcellus, Brian Cheung, and Dan Howley discuss.  Yahoo Finance video

Which Gender Is Most Impacted By Age Discrimination?
It Depends On Who You Ask

Patricia Barnes at forbes.com
 

Who is more affected by age discrimination? Men or women?

    The recent Hiscox Ageism in the Workplace Study declared that “more men than women feel that their advancing age has adversely impacted their careers.” At least one media outlet published this result without question.

    Hiscox accurately reported the results of its survey but its findings are contrary to a considerable body of research showing that women are more adversely affected by age discrimination in employment.   MORE

Do You Need a Combination Resume?
Here's How to Know (and How to Write One)

by Stav Ziv at themuse.com
 

Your resume is one of the most important things a potential employer uses to determine whether you’ll move forward to the next phase of the hiring process. That’s a lot of weight on one document that should almost always be a single page long. So you want to be certain your resume makes it abundantly clear why you’d be a fantastic pick for the job.

    But what if listing out your work history doesn’t really tell the right story about you as a candidate, or any coherent story at all? You’re not doomed.
 

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Practice
Makes Perfect
In many cases you know what they’re going to ask.
Are you ready?
 

There are many articles out there – and we’ve run a few of them here ourselves – that focus on the most commonly asked questions in job interviews.

    You have probably experiences the usual suspects. “Why did you leave your last job?” “What are your strengths?” “What are your weaknesses?” “How would you handle this situation…?”

    There are more, but you get the idea.

    So, if you know that there is a pretty good chance that those (and others) questions are coming, how prepared you to answer them? When a football team knows what the other team is going to do, they’re ready. They know what will work.

    And so should you.

    Make a list of the most common interview questions and write down your responses. Now, edit your responses so that they say precisely what you want them to say. Plan the anecdotes and examples that you intend to use or reference.

    Don’t just practice your answers. Rehearse them. (But don’t try to memorize them. Recalling that memorization may come across as stilted and unnatural.) Practice your answers while you’re in the car. Listen to yourself. Imagine the interviewer who will be listening to your answers.

    Test your answers on other people – your spouse, a colleague, your job search buddy. Ask them to be brutally honest. Plead with them if you must. Even in their comments are not warranted, they should give you cause to think – and that’s a good thing.

    Do it and do it well and you’ll feel more relaxed and more confident in your interviews. And, that, also, is a good thing. A very good thing.

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