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Gendered Ageism Affects Women’s Job Security
And Financial Viability
by Bonnie Marcus at forbes.com
“I believe I have unlimited potential but it is not supported by others due to my age (53) as if I'm not relevant anymore - hard to fight that bias when it's pervasive." unemployed woman in advertising/marketing.
Gendered ageism is the intersectionality of age and gender bias. In the workplace, this is a growing concern for professional women.
Shut Out and Overlooked: Age Discrimination
Impacts Job Prospects of 3 Million Over 50s
A total of 2.99 million recent job seekers over 50 (52%) believe their age has made employers less likely to hire them, according to a new report from Legal & General Retail Retirement(LGRR)and the Centre for Economics and Business Research (Cebr). The Working Late: Over 50s and employment report found that 46% of job seekers aged 50 – 59, and 64% of job seekers aged 60 – 69 felt their age put them at a significant disadvantage when looking for jobs. These findings come during the ninth annual National Inclusion Week, designed to celebrate everyday inclusion in all its forms.
In addition to finding age to be a barrier in their job search, other common experiences facing over 50s included feeling overqualified for the jobs they identified (37%), believing their skills did not meet the standards required in today’s workplace (35%) and encountering unsuitable hours and a lack of flexibility in working hours or location (33%). Over 50s seeking employment also found poor health (17%) and caring responsibilities (9%) adversely affected their job search, especially when these were not accommodated for by potential employers.
Nonprofit Careers Without a College Degree
— Is It Possible?
by Amy Bergen at idealist.org
In job advertisements for most nonprofit careers, a bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university is almost a given. Through the process of “degree inflation,” in which a degree becomes more common and less of an asset on the job market, more employers inside and outside of the social-impact space are making four-year degrees a baseline requirement.
But do you really need a college degree to perform these jobs well or advance in your field? For many professionals, the answer is no.
NIFTY TIP of the DAY
Going Au Naturel
Veracity and genuineness go beyond the resume
This is so obvious no one should even have to say it. Lying on your resume (or even exaggerating or embellishing the truth) could be the dumbest thing you could on your job search. Do you really think you’ll never be found out?
But there is another kind of truthfulness you should strive to exhibit. MORE
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.