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How to Boost the Odds You'll Get a New Job

by Kerry Hannon at

Job hunting these days is not for the meek, especially for those in their 50s or 60s. It's challenging both in terms of time and emotional energy. But Steve Dalton, author of the new book The Job Closer: Time-Saving Techniques for Acing Resumes, Negotiations, and More, has some smart advice… although some of the tips in his book and in our interview apply to job seekers of all ages, others are specifically for older job hunters.

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Making a Noise

The International Journal

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It's OK to Be Dumb Sometimes

by Anita Bruzzese

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I'm often the dumbest person on a Zoom call. Seriously. I talk to a lot of people who are experts in their field (data science, AI, global supply chains) and I rely on their expertise to educate me so that I can write a story and inform others.
   So, I ask a lot of questions. I try to do my homework before I interview someone, but I still have to ask a lot of questions because I can't assume anything

Pass it Along

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Are You Ready to Work From The Safety of Your Home?

In the last ten years there has been a trend towards employees working remote. While the numbers have been a relatively small percentage, as compared to working in an office, the trend was moving upward. The advent of Covid 19 has caused this movement to grow dramatically. Is this the workplace of the future? Are companies going to bring employees back to their physical locations or continue to have them work remotely?
   According to Global Workforce Analytics 25-30% of the workforce will be working from home by the end of 2021.   MORE

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Have a Save and Happy Holiday

To commemorate Memorial Day, Nifty50s will not publish on Monday, May 31. Our next edition will be Wednesday, June 2, 2021.
   In the meantime, you might want to re-visit our recent tome that addresses how to approach your job search during the upcoming summer months:   Coming Soon to a Job Search Near You


More help for the 50+ job seeker:

More Nifty Tips

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     Be sure to check out the Nifty50s archives.

Coronavirus Affecting Your Job Search?

Nifty50s has accumulated job-search advice
that specifically addresses the Covid pandemic.


Unemployment Data

for April 2021

National Unemployment Rate

Unemployment Rate Age 50-54

Unemployment Rate Age 55+

Total Number of Unemployed

over age 50
2.7 million

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