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Job-Hunting at 50+?

7 Tips to Help You Get the Position You Want

by Tammy Swift at

You thought your job-hunting days were over.

    After all, you're 55 and had worked at your latest job for 15 years. Then came COVID. And one day you learned you didn't survive the latest round of RIFs. Now, here you sit, dressed in your best suit, assessing the sharp-looking millennial across the waiting room (oh no — could he be applying for the same job?), and awaiting questions by a hiring manager who was born the year you graduated from college.

    Unfortunately, that scenario is increasingly common these days.

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Think ageism

is a U.S. problem?

Think again.

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Making a Noise

The International Journal

for Age Diversity

4 Tips on How to Combat Ageism in an Interview


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Three career strategists recently weighed in on ageism in this post. All three couldn’t deny that ageism exists, but the question is when does this deterrent to employment effect older job seekers? The most obvious of stage in the job search is the interview. This is why older job seekers need ways to combat ageism

    Job seekers are seen by some employers as “damaged goods.” Coupled with being an older job seeker, the label “damaged goods” takes on new meaning. It means that their ability to grasp technology isn’t as great, they are slower to perform, they are inflexible, and they get sick more often; all of which isn’t necessarily true. 

Three Winning Job Search Strategies

by Nancy Collamer at

If you’re looking for work or think you will be soon, you undoubtedly know to update your LinkedIn profile, refresh your résumé and up your networking game. But in today’s competitive, pandemic-fraught job market, just doing the basics isn’t enough.

    Fortunately, I recently picked up several timely job-search tips while attending the Career Thought Leaders‘ 2021 symposium. The virtual event gathered over 80 career professionals to discuss emerging workplace trends and winning job search strategies.

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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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Coronavirus Affecting Your Job Search?

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

The Old Shell Game

Employee movement is good for job seekers

In good times and bad, whether the job market is strong or weak, there are always people changing jobs. Economic times will determine how many people are moving, but it’s a safe bet that some workers are always on the move.

    Of course, this is good news for the job seeker. MORE

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Unemployment Data

for April 2021

National Unemployment Rate

Unemployment Rate Age 50-54

Unemployment Rate Age 55+

Total Number of Unemployed

over age 50
2.7 million

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More help for the 50+ job seeker:

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