Today is: Friday, December 11, 2020 | Our next publication day: Monday, December 14, 2020
Older Workers Are Just As Keen On Learning
As Younger Workers
by Adi Gaskell at forbes.com
With the Age Discrimination in Employment Act coming into force back in 1967, the notion of age discrimination has a long history. Unfortunately, it’s an issue that we still grapple with today, and whereas it’s easy to assume it’s only a problem for those in and around retirement age, a survey from Senior Living suggests it can kick in as early as our 40s.
The research, which saw over 1,100 Americans over 40 years of age quizzed about their workplace experiences, and particular any discrimination they experienced, found that biases kick in relatively early in terms of recruitment, promotions and compensation.
Policies to Improve Workforce Services
for Older Americans
by Katharine Abraham and Susan Houseman at brookings.edu
Americans are living longer, are healthier at older ages, and increasingly are working beyond the traditional age of retirement. While many who work until late in life do so to stay active and connected or for other nonfinancial reasons, others work out of financial need. Owing to a variety of factors including changes in the structure of private retirement benefits, an increase in the eligibility age for claiming full Social Security benefits, and stagnant wages in recent decades for those at the bottom and middle of the earnings distribution, a large share of older Americans lack adequate savings for retirement.
Laid Off and Out of Ideas
— How to Get Back in the Game
by Christina Stokes at prsa.org
I recently participated as a guest speaker in a stimulating virtual career chat with the PRSA Orlando Chapter, and one of the questions posed to me during the conversation got me thinking. What should you do if you’ve been laid off during this COVID-19 era, have sent out numerous applications and you’re just running out of ideas?
Don’t give up. Let’s review some ways to get back in the game with your job search!
4 Surefire Signs You've Been “Ghosted” after the Interview
by Ryan Luke at theladders.com
You may have heard of the term “ghosting” regarding dating, but it also applies to a lack of communication after an interview. The classic phrase “ghosting” refers to a sudden lack of communication. No emails, no calls, nothing…
You sent in your cover letter and resume and were immediately called for an interview… The interview ended with the hiring manager telling you they will be in touch.
One week goes by, then two, then three. Nothing. No emails, no phone calls, no communication.
More help for the 50+ job seeker:
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.