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Why Age 50+ Is The Best Time To Found A Company
by Sheila Callaham at forbes.com
When you have a business idea that feels spot-on and shows the potential to scale, age shouldn’t matter. After all, there are examples of successful founders across the age spectrum. That said, more years of experience can provide advantages. And who has more experience? Those who’ve spent decades in their industry, honing decision-making and execution skills.
So, if you think you are too old to found a successful company, keep reading.
How to Bypass the Secret Resume-Reading Software
by Marc Cenedella at fastcompany.com
You might know that your resume doesn’t go straight to the hiring manager’s desk after you apply.
First, it goes through the company’s ATS (applicant tracking system) and, importantly, a “resume parser.” A resume parser is the software that turns your resume into a neat pile of words that a company’s computers can read, understand, sort, search, and, unfortunately, mangle if you’re not careful.
Work Isn’t a Four-letter Word for Older Americans
by Kerry Hannon at marketwatch.com
Work is the aging issue. And work isn’t a profane four-letter word.
It’s a four-letter word that should have a good connotation. And work is a reality. Even for those who have saved adequately for retirement, and most Americans haven’t, work is a financial safety net.
Vast unemployment has crushed American workers, and those who are over 55, face additional obstacles to landing a new job. That, too, is real.
7 Questions You Should Definitely Ask
When Interviewing for a Remote Job
by Julie Anne Russell at themuse.com
If you’re interviewing for a remote job, digging into the culture of the company where you’re hoping to work should be a top priority. And understanding the remote work culture specifically is even more crucial. Why? As experts point out, remote work can provide you many things — such as freedom from a commute and the environment of your own choosing—but it’s also important to ensure that you’ll be able to work well with your teammates and manager, flourish in your role, and have the chance to advance your career.
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.