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Job-Hunting at 50+?
7 Tips to Help You Get the Position You Want
by Tammy Swift at inforum.com
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.
4 Tips on How to Combat Ageism in an Interview
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 marketwatch.com
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.
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.