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Women’s Career Trajectories
Can Be a Model for an Aging Workforce
by Avivah Wittenberg-Cox, Harvard Business Review
Careers are often depicted as having two phases: a steady climb upward towards commercial success, fame and power, which is then capped by a period of continuing effort dedicated to service to others. Case in point: David Brooks wrote a recent book about later life, called The Second Mountain, in which he describes the turn toward others and giving back that comes after the ego-driven, me-focused phase of first adulthood. Especially as life spans and careers get longer, this shape is codified in prestigious programs like Harvard’s Advanced Leadership Initiative, or Stanford’s Distinguished Careers Institute, which offer 60 year olds a year to pivot from profit to purpose. We now accept this pattern as the norm.
But for many women, the reality is exactly the reverse.
How To Stay Positive During A Difficult Job Search
by Cheryl Czach at forbes.com
Admittedly, this is a difficult time to be unemployed. In fact, according to the Pew Research Center, “Unemployment rose higher in three months of COVID-19 than it did in two years of the Great Recession.” In numbers, that means 14 million additional unemployed Americans between February 2020 and May 2020…
If you find yourself among the ranks of the unemployed, the situation can feel hopeless. However, as a career coach with over 20 years of experience in human resources and the last seven leading a staffing firm, I can assure you that there is light at the end of the tunnel and you will find your next role. Until then, here are four ways to remain positive (and take some action.)
7 Phrases People Think Are Okay to Say at Work
but Are Actually Ageist Against Your Coworkers
by Marguerite Ward at businessinsider.com
Ageism is prejudice or discrimination based on a person's age. And it's a big problem in the US.
One out of every five American workers age 40 and older said they have faced age discrimination, according to the 2019 Hiscox Ageism in the Workplace Study. And if you've never experienced ageism, you likely will. MORE
Exhausted By Networking:
7 Ways To Keep Going In Your Job Search
by Tracy Brower at forbes.com
If you’ve been looking for a new job during the pandemic, you know how hard it’s been. Putting yourself out there for networking, mining for opportunities and interviewing are never easy. But during these times, you deserve even more credit for the hard work you’re doing.
How do you keep your spirits up and stay positive? How do you maintain optimism and ensure you keep trudging forward? How do you maintain resilience when things feel so uncertain?
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.