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The 50+ Self Employed Life Transition with Jeffrey Shaw


[Podcast] How many people can say they’ve never worked for anyone else? Selling eggs door-to-door at 14 years old began a lifetime of self-employment. As a small business consultant, Jeffrey Shaw coaches self-employed and small business owners through all the business growth and personal development they need for a successful business…

    Jeffrey sees in others what they don’t see in themselves and apply the business strategies that result in a successful business and fulfilled life.

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Looking For A Senior Role?

3 Traits To Highlight On Your Resume

by Caroline Ceniza-Levine at

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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If you are looking for a C-suite title or seat at the executive table, your career advancement strategy should be tailored to your industry, functional area and even company by company within the same industry and function. When I have recruited and coached multiple senior professionals in the same space, the path to hire is a custom fit… 

    On the flip side, the hire of a learning and development lead for the same… company prioritized experience outside the… industry altogether.

Age Discrimination in the Workplace

and What You Can Do to Combat it

by Helen Dennis at

As the economy begins to recover from what MarketWatch calls the pandemic recession, it’s time to discuss employment issues related to discrimination and other related issues. The topic is of particular relevance as about 1.1 million older workers (ages 55 and older) left the workforce between August 2020 and January 2021 due to the pandemic. 

    Typically age discrimination in the job market goes up in recessions when labor markets deteriorate.

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Myth Busters

When ageism rears its ugly head, who you gonna call?

To be sure, there are many myths associated with older workers. And do you know why they’re called “myths”? According to, a myth is “an unproved or false collective belief that is used to justify a social institution.” In case you haven’t figured it out, the keywords here are “unproved” and “false.”

    One of these myths concerns the perception that older workers will not remain in a job more than a few years at most.  MORE

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.

Coronavirus Affecting Your Job Search?

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that specifically addresses the Covid pandemic.

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Unemployment Data

for February 2021

National Unemployment Rate

Unemployment Rate Age 50-54

Unemployment Rate Age 55+

Total Number of Unemployed

over age 50
2.8 million

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