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If You’re Over 50, Recruiters Say
These Are the Top 6 Job Fields to Consider
by Kaitlyn McInnis at theladders.com
While it’s completely unfair, ageism can be unfortunately quite difficult to combat in hiring, largely thanks to unfounded stereotypes that have been perpetuated about older workers.
That being said, job seekers over 50 who are looking for a new career or position are not at all out of luck—especially if you’re looking in fields and sectors that value a lifetime of experience.
Whether you’re looking to change careers entirely or you’re hoping to seek out a new position to better suit your lifestyle or work experiences, we tapped into our network of human resources professionals and hiring managers to get their insights on exactly which job fields actively seek applicants above the age of 50.
Navigating Your Career
Advice for older job hunters and employees from workplace expert Lindsey Pollak
by Nancy Collamer at nextavenue.org
"Since the beginning of 2020, every single person around the world has experienced a collective, unplanned, unwanted disruption — far worse for some than others — and it has changed every single one of our career trajectories in one way or another."
So writes Lindsey Pollak in the introduction to her excellent new book, "Recalculating: Navigating Your Career Through the Changing World of Work"… it's a must-read if you're struggling with your career during this tumultuous time.
Work for Yourself@50+
More than 37 million people over the age of 50 are at risk of not having enough income to meet their basic needs. AARP Foundation’s Work for Yourself@50+ makes it easy for older adults to explore self-employment options to increase their financial stability
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.