Today is: Monday, November 2, 2020 | Our next publication day: Wednesday, November 4, 2020
Finding My Identity After Losing My Job at 60
by Christina Leimer at nextavenue.org
I turned 60 last year, and within months learned that the job I'd hoped would be my last before retirement was being cut. I was angry, afraid, sad, anxious and felt betrayed. My confidence was punctured. But I felt relief too, and an elated sense of freedom and lightness…
Then along came COVID-19, throwing many of us into confusion, chaos and uncertainty, me included.
Finding a New Job at Any Age
by Bruce Horovitz at aarp.org
It's not easy landing a job later in life. But these eight people prove it can be done.
It’s never too late to land the position you’ve always wanted. Learn how these eight successful job seekers found their dream jobs.
Make Money from Home with These 20 Jobs
by Angelica Leicht at komando.com
The holiday season is approaching, which means you’ll be making some big purchases in the near future. You may be looking for a way to make extra cash to help cover the costs — but watch out for job and work-from-home scams while you’re job-seeking.
When the pandemic began scammers used it to target victims… Now, thieves are changing targets and starting to focus on job seekers. Some cybercriminals are even using man-in-the-middle attacks or other methods to intercept job offer emails, so watch out. You could be the target of a job candidate lure if you aren’t careful.
How to Network Online: Tips and Tricks
All it takes is an introduction. A harmless greeting is how most wonderful things start. How you find your spouse, how you meet your best friends and how you land your dream job. It starts with basic human connection.
Networking, in theory, is a simple hello, but psychologically, it’s puzzling. In a study about networking, it was found that it can make people feel physically dirtier.
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.