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Older Americans Face Age-Related
Employment Challenges Amid Pandemic
by Alex Gangitano by thehill.com
Employed Americans 55 and older have experienced a relatively high level of job security compared with their younger counterparts since the start of the pandemic.
But experts say that older adults who’ve lost their jobs may find themselves struggling to find another position due to their physical vulnerabilities, age and perceived lack of technological savvy.
How to Stay Fresh in Your Encore Career
by Delia Lloyd at sixtyandme.com
There’s an old expression that seasoned college professors like to invoke about teaching: “The first year you get it wrong. The second year you fix it. And the third year you’re bored.”
As I settle into my third year running my communications consultancy, that comment came back to me. While it applies beautifully to teaching, it applies to everything else as well. MORE
Age Discrimination Gets Real
Courts have increasingly been siding with businesses
and against workers in age discrimination cases
by John Tarnoff at marketwatch.com
Age discrimination by employers due to the pandemic is moving from a hypothetical to a real issue. But there are tactics older workers and job applicants can adopt accordingly to help protect themselves and their careers.
Unfortunately, the protection of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (A.D.E.A.) is ebbing. Increasingly, courts in age discrimination cases have been siding with businesses and against workers.
Recognize Red Flags in a Job Description
by Rita Williams at ivyexec.com
Have you ever taken a job, only to find nearly from the first day that the position is not for you? There are few more dispiriting and problematic situations on the job front. Not only do you have to go through the job search process again, but you are on the horns of a dilemma. Should you stick it out and risk it becoming worse? If not, you need to strategize an explanation to new employers about why you’re leaving so soon…
There is a solution! It’s learning to read job descriptions for red flags. While job descriptions are designed to let job seekers know the duties and requirements of the job, what they say and how they are written can reveal much more to the savvy job seeker.
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.