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How Do You Know
If You’re Ready for Your Second Act?
by Patricia Heaton at nextavenue.org
How do you know if you’re ready for your second act?
There are some telltale signs that it’s time to make your move: a sense of restlessness, general dissatisfaction, the awareness that there is more, a dreadful nagging on the inside.
Or, very clearly: you feel that you have no other choice. Sounds a little like a midlife crisis. The problem with that term is the word crisis. A better word would be metamorphosis.
Age Discrimination And Covid-19:
What Are The Rights Of Older Employees?
by Tom Spiggle at forbes.com
The United States continues to move forward with the reopening process, despite the increasing number of coronavirus infections and deaths. Many Americans continue to express their displeasure and resistance to calls for social distancing and mask wearing.
Given this environment, many employers might be wary of having the coronavirus spread among its workers. So it’s understandable that an employer will want to identify its employees that are at high risk for coronavirus infection or severe complications.
Even with the best of intentions, an employer’s concern for its employees could still lead to unlawful discrimination. Once such example applies to employers discriminating against their older workers.
How Do I Shift Into My Dream Career,
When My Only Qualification Is Passion?
Stefanie’s worked hard to achieve impressive qualifications and career success, but now a long-lost childhood dream is calling her. How do you shift into a career you know you’ll love, when your hard-won qualifications and experience don’t apply?
10 Personal Branding Tools
That Will Help Your Strategy
by Wendy Marx at business2community.com
Tools are part of our every day lives — whether it’s the classic hammer and screwdriver, computer software, or specialized apps that help you do what you do better. And when it comes to your personal branding strategy, there are tools that can help you to soar.
Before we get into exactly what tools can help you in your branding, let’s look at exactly what is personal branding and how you can benefit from having your own personal brand.
Show your support for all the age 50+ job seekers.
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.
We Hope You’re Proud of Yourself
If you’re not, you should be
There would not be any ageism if there weren’t still far too many employers (and even some recruiters) who look down their noses at older workers thinking that we are slow, unproductive and inefficient. How wrong can they be?
The results are in. There are many, many studies that indicate that this is simply not the case.
In a study from the Bureau of Business Management, overall employers rate older workers as “excellent” 71 percent of the time. They also rate the output of older workers as “excellent” 82 percent of the time. Last, but not least, mature workers are ranked as “thorough” and “reliable” 97 percent of the time.
Does this sound anything like you? A study from AARP found that older workers score high in leadership, organization, detail-oriented tasks, listening, writing skills and problem solving. What may surprise some, the same study shows that mature workers even excel in cutting-edge fields like computer science.
Not only can we do the job, we do it longer! In a job market pot marked by turnover and job hopping, the National Council on Aging reports that workers age 55 and over were more likely than any other age group to remain in their current jobs. When considering the skyrocketing cost of replacing workers, this kind of longevity should be prized for its ability to hold down hiring costs.
And this is just the tip of the iceberg. There are many more studies from such prestigious organizations such Pew Research and Boston College just to name a few. They also praise older workers for their work ethic, their dependability, their longevity, their institutional knowledge, etc., etc.
We trust that you are one of the many who are known by the company you keep.