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Older Workers Make Major Gains 
in Employment for 6th Consecutive Month

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People Over the Age of 55 Struggle to Find Employment

by Annette Montgomery at wpde.com
 

Am I not getting hired because of my age?

    It's a question many people over the age of 55 are asking themselves as employment opportunities for those in that age range seem harder to find.

Covid-19 Has Worsened Ageism

Here’s How to Help Older Adults Thrive

from weforum.org
 

The COVID-19 pandemic has disproportionately affected older people around the world, causing devastating blows to their physical health, their mental health and their livelihoods. The insidious effects of ageism are making these challenges even more difficult to overcome.

    Stereotypes, prejudice and discrimination based on age enhance existing inequalities and prevent effective countermeasures.
 

Building Back A Workplace With Generational Balance

by Avivah Wittenberg-Cox at forbes.com
 

Companies that build back post-crisis with an eye on generational balance will reap multiple benefits. Those that have already achieved a degree of gender balance, by adapting everything from career models to management mindsets, will be better prepared to build generational balance.

Our next edition…

The Ultimate List of 80+ LinkedIn Voices

Job Seekers Should Follow

from thingscareerrelated.com

Like any list one creates, there’s a magic number in mind. It could be 10, 20, 30, etc. Mine was 50 LinkedIn voices job seekers should follow, but then I dug deeper in the proverbial weeds and found more than 50 voices who deserved to be on this list. And I’m sure I’ve forgotten people, so more will be added.

    The people on this list have stood out for sharing posts and articles; commenting on others’ content; producing video, YouTube, and podcasts; and overall providing sage advice on the job search. In short, they engage with their community.
 

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Perhaps the most dramatic effect of our 2020 Covid culture is the emergence of the virtual meeting and virtual networking. With almost no one hosting in-person, live events anymore, your computer screen may be your only job-search window on the world at your disposal.

    It should be no surprise that almost all networking groups have converted to virtual meetings. For people who have spent years (and decades) attending live events, this can be quite an adjustment.

    There are, however, advantages.

    One of the pre-Covid complaints was that there were so many networking events you couldn’t be expected to attend them all. So true. There was a time when a body had to choose from two or three networking events going on at the same time. You could only spread yourself so thin.

    With online, virtual networking, that’s no longer a problem. Now a job seeker literally attend two or three events in one day. It’s even possible – although we wouldn’t recommend it – to bounce back and forth between more than one meeting at once.

    But this opens whole new vistas for the job seeker. You can attend events without travel time – saving gas and possibly parking fees. For job seekers who are watching their expenses, you no longer have a bar tab nor are there any cover charges or admissions.

    Even one-on-one networking has gone virtual – again saving the job seeker travel time, gas, parking, etc. Here, many of the old admonishments still hold true. Do your research on the person with whom you’re meeting. Be mindful of the other person’s time. Be prepared to proffer your resume – in advance whenever possible. And, follow up as appropriate.

    It may take some getting used to, but virtual networking – at least for the time being – is here to stay. If you hope to be successful, you had better learn to deal with it.

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