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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.

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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

Shut Out and Overlooked: Age Discrimination

Impacts Job Prospects of 3 Million Over 50s

from hrnews.co.uk

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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.

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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 

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Unemployment Data

for September 2021

National Unemployment Rate
4.8%

Unemployment Rate Age 50-54
3.9%

Unemployment Rate Age 55+
3.6%

Total Number of Unemployed

over age 50
1.9 million

Labor Participation Rate

61.6%

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All figures according to the August, 2021

Bureau of Labor Statistics’ most recent data.

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