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8 Jobs That Employers Most Often Want Retirees to Do
by Chris Kissell at msn.com
Workers who are older understand the challenges of trying to land a good job. Many employers seek out younger candidates, even if age discrimination itself is illegal. In some cases, though, businesses are looking for more-experienced workers to fill certain roles.
The Center for Retirement Research at Boston College recently identified… the 11 types of jobs that popped up most often in the center’s analysis.
What Employees Want and the Truth About Ageism
by David Rice at hrexchangenetwork.com
There’s more data floating around the human resources realm than ever and nowhere is that more evident than my inbox. Each week, I receive a handful of surveys straight from vendors and researchers alike who want to share the work they’ve done.
Employee surveys are becoming more common and as a result, HR is getting an ever clearer idea of just what it is that their people want and what they’re experiencing… we’re going to take a closer look at the results of some of these surveys to provide more context and hopefully, a bit of valuable insight into what matters most in HR; people.
Career Changes Later in Life
It’s easy to get stuck in a job that doesn’t inspire you or ignite any passion, especially when you’re worried about paying bills, keeping a roof over your head, and supporting a family. However, while your responsibilities need to be taken care of, you shouldn’t miss out on the opportunity to have a fulfilling career. It’s possible to get out of your work-life rut and make a career change, even later on in life. If you have been feeling fed up with your job and would like to make a change, here are some things you need to think about and prepare for before you leap.
by Jill Griffin at forbes.com
Cassandra Shuck is an Entrepreneurial Guide, host of the podcast Stacked Against, creator of The Business Chakra Method and a PTSD-survivor. She knows a thing or two about resilience and success. From an abusive childhood at the hands of her drug dealing parents, she rose above all obstacles in life to build several multi-million dollar businesses. In her coaching business, Shuck uses her understanding of trauma to help hundreds of female entrepreneurs around the globe unlock the unseen pressures holding them back. She is also the author of the soon to be published book, The Love You Wish You Had.
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.
Here’s Your Change
The more things change,
the more they stay the same
Of course the classic conundrum is Charles Dickens’ “It was the best of times. It was the worst of times.” More companies are hiring older applicants. More companies are seeking older candidates. And yet, ageism appears to be running rampant.
Despite the differences, today’s job search isn’t all that much different. No doubt you’re probably tired of hearing about how the entire job seeking process has changed. The way you looked for a job 20, 30, or even 40 years ago just doesn’t apply anymore. There is a lot of truth to that. Then again…
One job coach we know says that, when you get right down to it, job seeking hasn’t changed. For one thing, people still hire people. They don’t hire resumes, et.al. At the end of the day, they’re hiring you.
Several sources – from LinkedIn to Fox Business News – say that 65–80 percent of all job connections ultimately can be traced back to a conversation with someone you know – typically through some contact made through networking. So, it’s not what you know, it’s who you know. Sound familiar?
Another thing that has not changed is the need to maintain a constant, steady flow of activity. While some will debate as to whether or not looking for a job – is a job, all will agree that it’s important to remain active in your search. Do a little something everyday. Even if it’s just making a few phone calls or sending some follow-up emails, it’s critical to keep the process moving.
Of course, all the observers who expound on the changes in the job search process are not wrong either. Much has changed. And the 50+ job seeker is not usually all that comfortable with these changes. Why? Are they too techy? Too impersonal? Or, just too different from what we’ve become accustomed to?
Most likely, it’s the last. Our job coach friend notes that today’s mature candidates feel uncomfortable simply because the process is different. He notes, however, that the more often we roll up our sleeves and actually participate in this new process, the more likely it is that we will soon feel notably more at ease with it. Doing it makes one feel more confident and comfortable.
The more things change, the more they stay the same.