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Employers Are Hiring, but Seniors Struggle to Get Jobs
by Danielle Waugh at cbs12.com
Despite an on-going worker shortage and steady economic recovery, one part of the population reports major issues getting hired: senior citizens.
"I have probably sent out more than 150 resumes," said Linda Orlick, a Boca Raton resident in her 70s. "I have not heard back from a single one. The first question they ask is your birth date, when did you graduate high school. That's the last you hear from them."
Working Strategies: Summer Reading for Job Seekers
by Amy Lindgren at twincities.com
Hot weather, beach umbrella, cold beverages and a good book. What combination could be better? If you’re planning to combine pleasure and duty, you might want to consider one of these books for your summer reading list. Note that two are scheduled for publication in September, but that’s just an invitation to extend the summer, right?
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.
10 Skills You Absolutely Don’t Need Anymore
When Applying for Jobs
by Ashley Jones at theladders.com