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5 Freelance Jobs That Are In Demand Now

Why they're hot, what they pay and how to find them

by Nancy Collamer at

The freelance market is heating up. During the first quarter of 2021, the platform posted over a half million jobs. And during the same period, reported a 10%+ jump in postings for freelancers in a variety of career categories.
   It's a trend that's unlikely to cool anytime soon and suggests a number of work opportunities for people over 50.

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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

How to Overcome Ageism in the Job Search:

Five Case Studies

by Geddy Sveikauskas at

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The common themes in recruiting older executives are reinvention, a recrafting of backstories, and a repositioning going forward, says executive recruiter Andy Cowan. “These older jobseekers and I openly discussed lowering some of their expectations about salary and benefits,” explains Cowan. “I encourage flexibility, a willingness to relocate and/or to take on contract work. Reinvention means the sharpening of new skills, the embrace of change, and a fresh understanding of the realities of where they were in terms of the competitive landscape.”

Job Satisfaction and the Job Search


Some Careers Don’t Go As Planned… it contains one of my more important messages. I wanted to pick up from the last line:
   Find joy, happiness and satisfaction along the way or you might be disappointed when you get to your destination.
   How do you find job satisfaction, or satisfaction in your career, when you are unemployed or underemployed? How can you look back on a life where what you did at work wasn’t nearly as fulfilling as you thought and hoped it would be?


What Could Be Worse?

Job seeking as a mature worker isn’t fun, but then again…

Are we having fun yet? OK. Probably not.
    Regardless of your age, job seeking is never fun. It may not be the lodestone some make it out to be, but it’s never fun. And for the 50+ job seeker, there are bricks to carry that younger applicants don’t have to concern themselves about.
    One job seeker noted that a job search after age 50 is like dating after a divorce. MORE


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.

More Nifty Tips

We’ve been storing NiftyTips to assist you and for you to share.

Not finding what you’re looking for?
     Be sure to check out the Nifty50s archives.

Coronavirus Affecting Your Job Search?

Nifty50s has accumulated job-search advice
that specifically addresses the Covid pandemic.


Unemployment Data

for April 2021

National Unemployment Rate

Unemployment Rate Age 50-54

Unemployment Rate Age 55+

Total Number of Unemployed

over age 50
2.7 million

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