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The New World Of Job Searching


If you're 50 or older, wish to work during retirement, and haven't had the experience of searching for a job in recent years, you're in for a real surprise…you will need to know how to prepare an online resume, research job openings, research employers, submit applications and keep track of your application. It's becoming more common that companies will only accept applications over the internet.

    The new world of job searching can be impersonal, frustrating, even infuriating. Sorry. Unless you find a plant, store or office where you can walk in and fill out an application (and there are a few great companies where you can), you are now in the internet age of looking for a job.

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Older Workers Are Suffering More — But All Is Not Lost

6 Tips for older workers looking for a new job

by Kerry Hannon at

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…I will, of course, share some advice to help workers 50+ navigate the pandemic landscape. That’s my job, and it’s proactive. My father taught me to never say, I can’t. But to always focus on solutions by asking: how can I, or how can we?

    But first, here’s what the new report revealed. Around 1.1 million older workers (ages 55 and older) left the workforce between August and January due to the pandemic recession.

The Pros and Cons of Working in Retirement

by Stacy Johnson at

Retirement doesn't have to be synonymous with not working. It could mean working, but only doing things you want to do, not have to do.

    Not long ago, the phrase “working in retirement” was an oxymoron, much like “bittersweet” or “act naturally.” After all, if you’re working, you’re by definition not retired.

    But that was then. These days…

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A Different Lens

New job. New company. New perspective.

Among the many advantages of hiring older workers is the experience they bring to the job. That’s a no brainer. What’s more, in most cases, that experience spans several decades and very often several different former employers.

    So far, so good. MORE

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More help for the 50+ job seeker:

Think ageism

is a U.S. problem?

Think again.

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Making a Noise

The International Journal

for Age Diversity

Show your support for all the age 50+ job seekers.

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?

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

More Nifty Tips

We’ve been storing NiftyTips to assist you and for you to share.

Not finding what you’re looking for?
     Be sure to check out the Nifty50s archives.

Unemployment Data

for January 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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