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A Better Way to Address Career Gaps

by Bef Ayenew at

More than 2.5 million women left the workforce during the COVID-19 pandemic, many voluntarily, due to a sudden lack of childcare or to manage virtual learning for their children…

    We’ve heard from our members, particularly women and mothers… that they need more ways to reflect career gaps on their profile due to parenting and other life responsibilities. 

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Why Older Workers Shouldn’t Let Technology Changes Run Them out of a Job

by Mark A. Stein at

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A study from the National Bureau of Economic Research crunched decades of data on 50,000 businesses and 11.6 million workers and found that the faster a company installs new software, the faster it loses older workers.

    Older people are leaving employers as businesses adopt new technology to stay competitive.

3 Ways To Job Hunt Efficiently

by Aaron Sanborn at

Some job seekers make the mistake of thinking that, since they're unemployed, searching for employment is now their full-time job and they need to spend 40 hours a week job hunting. That's actually not the case…

    The key to a successful job search is learning how to job hunt efficiently—and intelligently. Here are some ways to accomplish this goal.

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Working the Network

ATS doesn’t have to be the end of the line

Among the many harsh new realities of job seeking in today’s workplace – and this is especially true for the older job seeker – is trying to cope with the ATS – Automated Tracking System.

    Sit down with any group of older job seekers and raise the subject of ATS and watch the fur fly.  MORE

Working Coffee

More help for the 50+ job seeker:

Think ageism

is a U.S. problem?

Think again.

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Making a Noise

The International Journal

for Age Diversity

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 March 2021

National Unemployment Rate

Unemployment Rate Age 50-54

Unemployment Rate Age 55+

Total Number of Unemployed

over age 50
2.4 million

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