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Older Americans Face Age-Related Employment Challenges Amid Pandemic
by Alex Gangitano at thehill.com
Employed Americans 55 and older have experienced a relatively high level of job security compared with their younger counterparts since the start of the pandemic.
But experts say that older adults who’ve lost their jobs may find themselves struggling to find another position due to their physical vulnerabilities, age and perceived lack of technological savvy.
How to Get a New Job Quickly After Being Laid Off
by Cade Kennedy at jobacle.com
A job loss can be devastating, emotionally, and financially. It can be hard to get back out there on the job market, but you have to if you hope to find a new position.
But, if it’s been a while since you’ve interviewed for jobs, your skills might be rusty. You might need some help updating your resume and writing cover letters, finding open positions that are a good fit, and navigating the hiring process through multiple rounds of interviews. To make your job search as short as possible, take time to plan your strategy after you’re laid off, take advantage of any outplacement assistance services your former company may offer, and take advantage of your network to learn about new opportunities or research companies you’re interested in.
Networking for Success
Getting Off the Couch and Getting Into the Game
One of the most common questions I get asked when a client’s job search is stalled is “Do I have to do the whole networking thing?”
Yes. Yes, you do.
Job seekers are great at submitting online job applications day in and day out of their search. It’s a very common appropriation of job search activities for most of the time to be spent on the couch and very little time spent off the couch. MORE
Leverage the LinkedIn Algorithm
to Boost Your Personal and Business Profile
by Lynne Williams at greatcareersphl.org
You can leverage the LinkedIn algorithm to boost you personal and business profile if you can keep up with its mysterious and ever-changing nature.
Some recent research from the Netherlands, as well as from a LinkedIn expert in Chicago, may help you with your LinkedIn strategy.
If you understand a little about the algorithm, you can leverage how you approach LinkedIn to build your business and/or profile.
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.