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Where The Jobs Are, And Where They'll Be
by Richard Eisenberg at forbes.com
Add this to the list of the many ways Covid-19 is changing our lives: it's increasing job prospects in certain fields and lowering them for others. What's more, the pandemic has dramatically heightened prospects for job losses due to automation.
The upshot: if you're over 50 and looking for a job — or will be in coming years — you'll want to know about the latest findings and projections from the U.S. Department of Labor, LinkedIn's job experts and the McKinsey consulting firm. I've read them all, and spoken to LinkedIn's Andrew Seaman, to fill you in.
A Revolutionary Gray Army of Older Workers
Is Fighting Our Youth-Obsessed Culture
The war against ageism will create career opportunities and a better work-life balance
by Jonathan Burton at marketwatch.com
Ageism is society’s last acceptable “ism” — but there’s cause for optimism.
Older Americans are beginning to rebel against a youth-obsessed culture. They want to be valued and accepted for who they are, embracing “elderhood” as the next chapter after adulthood, and extolling the wisdom and experience that comes with aches and wrinkles.
This Gray Revolution, like many other social movements before it, is being driven by workers. Across the U.S., older employees are prodding their organizations to promote age diversity with the same initiative and interest awarded to gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation and disability.
8 Reasons You Got Ghosted By A LinkedIn Connection
by Ariella Coombs and Jenna Arcand at workitdaily.com
We've all been there, right? You connect with someone on LinkedIn, start a great conversation, and then when you reach out again, silence. You never hear from that person again. Ouch—looks like you got ghosted by a LinkedIn connection.
Ghosting is when someone abruptly stops communicating with someone else, and it happens all the time when it comes to online networking. But, why did this happen to you? What went wrong?
When you've been ghosted by a LinkedIn connection, a few things could have happened. Here are some reasons why they haven't gotten back to you.
NIFTY TIP of the DAY
Job seekers dilemma: resumes vs job descriptions
Most often the first salvo in your battle to win a job is your resume. It says most of everything there is to say about you.
But, no matter how well crafted your resume is, there is probably a basic disconnect between your resume and the job description for the job you’re seeking. Read them both carefully. With few exceptions, your resume is past tense. “I worked here.” “I accomplished that.” “I was this,” or “I held this position.” All in the past.
But job descriptions are typically written in the present or future tense. MORE
More help for the 50+ job seeker:
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.