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6 Tips for Older Workers

Who Want to Get a New Job This Year

by Kerry Hannon at marketwatch.com

It’s been almost two years since Venice Strachan-Singh accepted an early retirement package from Verizon – her employer for 28 years.

    Strachan-Singh, 53, of the Bronx, N.Y., is not second-guessing her decision to take Verizon’s retirement offer. “The timing was right,” she says…

    The problem: she didn’t have a plan for what she was going to do next.
 

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Effective Networking for Career Changers

from ivyexec.com

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Navigating a career change can be tricky in a number of different ways. There’s so much to learn and consider before making the leap. Getting to know people in your new chosen field (or potential field) can be an excellent way to gain knowledge about the landscape, the lingo and all the inner workings of this new world. With their help, you’ll be in a better position to make a smooth transition.

    Of course, networking for career change isn’t the same as everyday professional networking. You’re going in with a different purpose, so you should approach it a little differently too. The tips below will help you make the most of your time.
 

Fight Back Against Job Search And Interviewing Fatigue

by Jack Kelly at forbes.com

The unrelenting, brutal Covid-19 job market has pushed millions of people out of work—many of whom have been unemployed for months. Some found themselves in between jobs for over six months. There are lots of long-term unemployed people who’ve been searching for over a year. 

    They lost their jobs over the holidays in 2019, expecting the usual cycle of hiring would take place in mid-January and everything would be fine. Lo and behold, it wasn’t. We ran smack into the pandemic and everything went on hold. Before you realized it, three to six months had passed. There was always some reason why companies were pushing off hiring. 

    For the unemployed, it's been rough

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NIFTY TIP of the DAY

Out of the Darkness

Good lighting can brighten your chances of success in Zoom calls

Since the dawn of the Age of Covid, Zoom job interviews have taken on a life of their own. Almost overnight they became the norm – especially for first interviews. As you venture through the world of the job search, it’s almost inevitable that you will be subjected to a Zoom interview.

    There are a lot of tips and tricks to help ensure a successful Zoom experience, but one area that is very often overlooked is lighting. MORE

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Unemployment Data

for January 2021

National Unemployment Rate
6.7%

Unemployment Rate Age 50-54
4.9%

Unemployment Rate Age 55+
5.3%

Total Number of Unemployed

over age 50
2.7 million

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