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50 Over 50: Women Proving Success Has No Age Limit

Editor: Maggie McGrath,

For these dynamic women, growing older is about getting wiser—and bolder. Meet the inaugural class of entrepreneurs, leaders and creators who are part of an exhilarating movement redefining life’s second half and proving that success has no age limit.
   Selected from a pool of more than 10,000 nominees, the members of the 50 Over 50 are founding and running companies at scale ($20 million or more in revenue for for-profit companies), leading movements and changing the world. They’re working across all sectors of the American economy—venture capital, education, politics, major league sports and more—and, importantly, they’re paying forward their after-50 success.

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4 Ways to Age-Proof Your Resume and Business Profile

by Melissa Erickson at

Think ageism

is a U.S. problem?

Think again.

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Making a Noise

The International Journal

for Age Diversity

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.

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It's been more than 50 years since the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 was passed, but ageism is alive and well.
   "Whether there's a conscious or unconscious bias, it's still taking place," said TopResume career expert Amanda Augustine, who has tips to age-proof your business profile… Looking for a new job or making a career change can be tough, but let your experience stand out.
   "Focus on your qualifications," Augustine said. Streamlining your resume doesn't mean you are hiding your age. "Look at it through the lens of what you want to highlight and what you want to downplay," she said.

How To Prevent And Recover From A Rescinded Job Offer

by John Feldmann at

For anyone looking for a new job, there are few things more disappointing than receiving an offer, followed by news that the offer has been withdrawn. Not only does this put job seekers on an emotional rollercoaster of highs and lows, but it could cause them to resign from their current job prematurely, leaving them unemployed while adversely affecting their finances, relocation plans or relationship with their recent employer…
   Over the past year, however, many businesses have been forced to close or downsize. As a result, job seekers may see more job rescindments as employers’ hiring plans abruptly change.

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Coronavirus Affecting Your Job Search?

Nifty50s has accumulated job-search advice
that specifically addresses the Covid pandemic.

Grab That Remote

Working remotely can be a negotiating tool

When pursuing another job, there are many points to emphasize and still more that can be used to create an allure, or that can be negotiated.
   It used to be that being willing to travel and/or re-locate were points to stress as a way of separating yourself from the competition. Those points and a few others have been staples for decades and still carry some weight today.   MORE 

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Unemployment Data

for May 2021

National Unemployment Rate

Unemployment Rate Age 50-54

Unemployment Rate Age 55+

Total Number of Unemployed

over age 50
2.5 million

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