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Why Age Inclusive Workforces Play a Crucial Role

in Building Back a Better Society Post Covid

by Stuart Lewis at weforum.org

A thriving jobs market that works for people of all ages is an essential component of any plan to build back better post-pandemic.
   Demographic changes mean there are enormous and exciting opportunities for businesses ready to leverage the benefits that come from a multi-generational workforce.
   People in their
50s and 60s need to have the opportunity to top up pension pots at this critical pre-retirement stage, or risk a later life marred by economic hardship.

9 Job Interview Mistakes to Avoid in Your 50s

If you haven't interviewed in a while, these tips can help you get ready

by Gwen Moran at aarp.org

At a certain point in each career, interviewing for a new job may feel a bit “been there, done that.” After all, it's not uncommon for people to switch jobs more than a dozen times over the course of their careers, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Interviews sometimes may feel familiar and even perfunctory.
   But there are some common mistakes that people age 50 and older need to watch out for, says human resources (HR) expert and consultant Diane N. Gallo. Some of the approaches you used earlier in your career might not work now because of how the hiring process has changed.

Chucking the Corporate Life to Do Good

How, and why, these three have switched to nonprofit work and are glad they did

by Chris Farrell at nextavenue.org

In the quest to rethink and reimagine the second half of life, growing numbers of professionals, white-collar workers and highly skilled trade people are making the transition to the nonprofit sector. And they're often delighted about it…
   Like others switching from the corporate to the nonprofit world in their 50s and 60s, they're using their accumulated skills and knowledge, have sufficient financial resources to consider a lower paying encore career and are healthy. 

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NIFTY TIP of the DAY 

Avoid the Cover Up

Resumes are still king; but cover letters have their place

Has the ATS (automated tracking system) killed the cover letter?
   In almost all cases, those systems were designed to read (scan) resumes and weed out those who don’t meet the minimum requirements for the job. Typically, they don’t like cover letters and even if you submit one along with your resume, chances are it will go down a black hole never to be read by a human being. Even if your resume does make it past the ATS, there is no guarantee that human eyes will ever see it.  MORE 

Young Accountant

Think ageism

is a U.S. problem?

Think again.

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Making a Noise

The International Journal

for Age Diversity

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Unemployment Data

for August 2021

National Unemployment Rate
5.2%

Unemployment Rate Age 50-54
4.1%

Unemployment Rate Age 55+
3.9%

Total Number of Unemployed

over age 50
2.1 million

Labor Participation Rate

61.7%

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All figures according to the August, 2021

Bureau of Labor Statistics’ most recent data.

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