Today is: Friday, March 20, 2020 | Our next publication day: Monday, March 23, 2020
She Wanted a Job,
But at 55, No One Would Hire Her
After her marriage failed last fall at age 55, Wendy Park needed to get a job…
Finding work after her dismissal was next to impossible, said Park, adding her confidence quickly started to deteriorate.
“Everything that I had was old-school … I found myself thinking, ‘I’m not capable. I’m not worthy.'” MORE
6 Tips to Age-Proof Your Resume
by Brandon Ballenger at yahoo.com
Age discrimination may be against the law, but it still exists. If you are an older worker, tuning up your resume might improve your odds of landing a job.
Following are some resume tips to make your applications age-proof.
NiftySpecial – In case you missed it
On Wednesday of this week, Nifty50s devoted our “More Help” section to managing your job search with the Coronavirus pandemic disruptions.
In case you missed it, check out our Wednesday edition here.
When the Job Search is Getting You Down
by Melody J. Wilding at themuse.com
Looking for a new job is filled with constant emotional highs and lows. Battling the fear of the unknown (will you ever find a job?) is enough to make anyone feel frustrated, anxious, and downright bummed.
Job hunting is an intense process that can seriously mess with your mood.
More help for the 50+ job seeker:
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.
How Much Are You Worth?
Too high? Too low? Determining your salary range can be tricky
It goes without saying that everyone wants as large a salary as possible. But especially for the 50+ job seeker, that can be a tricky undertaking.
Many mature job seekers find out quickly that they can’t command as high a salary as they were getting on their last job. Rightly or wrongly, for a variety of reasons, that generally seems to be the case.
That 2020-job-search reality makes it difficult to answer that age-old question, “How much?”
You certainly don’t want to price yourself out of the market, but you also don’t want leave money on the table. And just how do you find that happy medium?
Luckily there are ways.
A good place to start is to go where the employers go when they’re trying to fix a dollar amount to a job. Glassdoor.com has salary information on more than a million companies. (Try searching for your former employer or a competitor.) Their company reviews and profiles may yield tantalizing data on salaries.
If that doesn’t work, Glassdoor.com also has a tool to help you calculate your salary. Just go here and you may get a pretty good handle on what you’re looking for.
Using online tools such as these should give you some idea of what you might expect and/or a dollar figure (or range) to provide a prospective employer. These tools not be fool proof, but they can be a good place to start.