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Combating ageism in the workforce
Benefits of Hiring Older Employees
There are many reasons why hiring seasoned employees
will improve a company's work atmosphere
by Glynn Dowdle at tennessean.com
The workforce is aging at a rapid rate – 25% of workers in the U.S. and the U.K. are expected to be over the age of 55 by 2025, per Deloitte’s latest future workforce trends report.
Of the 10,000 companies surveyed by the Harvard Business Review and Deloitte, over two thirds view older workers as a competitive disadvantage in their respective markets due to potential obstacles, such as lack of technological skills or being “set in their ways.”
How to Land a Job While Competing with Gen Z
by Katie Keller at clearancejobs.com
You know that Friends episode, “The One Where Chandler Gets an Unpaid Internship”? That actually reflects a real-life example of any former generation being in job competition with the younger during the hiring process.
Even though this is a fictitious story where Chandler is in his mid-30s pursuing a new career, what if you are even older just trying to get back into the same career field after a hiatus? How do you start?
The New Best Way To Find A Job During The Pandemic
According To 73% Of Hiring Managers
by Rachel Montañez at forbes.com
Upwork is a trusted leader transforming traditional staffing, and their new report is a pivotal trendsetter. The Freelance Forward Report providing insights from more than 6,000 U.S. workers, found that approximately 59 million Americans freelanced in the past 12 months, representing 36% of the U.S. workforce.
Do not abandon freelance work if you're looking for a full-time job as it can likely lead to something else while keeping your skills and growth current. I know freelancing has some negative connotations, and it doesn't fit the traditional career success path.
Are Résumés and Cover Letters Obsolete?
by Johnny C. Taylor Jr. at usatoday.com
Due to the global pandemic, many sweeping changes have taken place. I would like to know: Will resumes, CVs and cover letters become a thing of the past? What will be the proper medium to apply job opportunities?
We might be acclimated now, but remember: We jumped from record-low unemployment to levels unseen since the Great Depression. That’s unbelievable and a tragedy for the millions of hardworking Americans affected, so I hope neither you nor your loved ones are among them.
But even if you are, don’t get too down on yourself. After all, refreshing these items will keep you busy and get you back into the swing of things in no time.
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.