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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.
Effective Networking for Career Changers
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.
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.