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7 Tips for Getting Hired After Age 50
by Emily Brandon at usnews.com
It can be especially challenging to find a new job in your 50s and 60s. The unemployment rate for older workers is lower than that of younger workers, but once out of work, older workers seem to have greater difficulties landing a new position. The average duration of unemployment for job seekers ages 55 to 64 was 20.9 weeks in March 2020, compared with an average of 17.5 weeks of unemployment among all workers, according to an AARP Public Policy Institute analysis of Bureau of Labor Statistics data.
Here are some strategies to find a new job after age 50.
How to Create an ATS Resume
by Jon Shields at jobscan.co
Creating an ATS-friendly resume is a highly effective way to increase your interview chances and shift the job search odds more in your favor. In this article, we’re talking about how to optimize your resume for applicant tracking systems (ATS) by including job-specific keywords and using a parsable format…
Some ATS automatically compare the entirety of your resume content to the job description. Recruiters can then sort applicants based on how well they “match” the job description. If your resume doesn’t have a high match rate, the recruiter might not consider you for the role.
Forced To Make A Career Pivot?
Here’s How To Do It With Clarity And Confidence
Laura Garnett at forbes.com
This pandemic has created quite a lot of job shifting. And, for many people, these changes have been sudden and unexpected.
Few people love a career transition, especially when it wasn’t their choice and they weren’t prepared to do it. The job search process is so loathsome that many choose to stay in situations that aren’t a great fit so they can avoid it. But it doesn’t have to be this way! I’d even go as far as saying that making a career change can be a journey you end up enjoying—and you may even love it.
These Job Hunting Tips Used to Work,
Now They Could Hurt Your Search
Have you ever gotten a piece of job-hunting advice that just seemed, well…outdated? For instance, it was once thought that showing up at a business where you wanted to work, resume in hand was a surefire way to make a great impression. Today, that tactic would come off as inconsiderate and out-of-touch.
Job hunting expectations and conventions change quickly. Job hunting 20 or 30 years ago looks different than it does today – but so do job hunts from 10 or even five years ago. With Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) and other automated tools and social networking profiles becoming part of your application package, many older job hunting tips just aren’t relevant anymore.
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.