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How to Get a Job in 2021
Career coaches share ways their clients over 50 got hired in the pandemic
by Nancy Collamer at nextavenue.org
Between COVID-19, record-high unemployment numbers and the collapse of entire industry sectors, 2020 has been a miserable year for older workers. In fact, for the first time in nearly 50 years, older workers face higher unemployment than mid-career workers, according to The New School Retirement Equity Lab. And a Champlain College survey found that 9% of boomers and 11% of Gen Xers have lost jobs in the pandemic.
11 Simple Ways To Build A Relationship When Networking
by Dawn Graham at forbes.com
One of the most popular questions I receive as a career coach is, “How do I develop an ongoing relationship with a new contact?”
It’s a valid question because a “one and done” approach isn’t really networking, even though many approach it that way and then wonder why they’re not seeing results.
The primary goal of an initial meeting or introduction to a new person when networking should always be to get a second meeting.
Adults 55 And Older Face Higher Unemployment Rates Than Mid-Career Workers
by Kathy Ritchie at kjzz.org
COVID-19 has exposed the role ageism plays in our society. And it’s not just the very old that it’s hurting. A study has found that people 55 and up now face higher unemployment rates than mid-career workers.
The study, which examined unemployment since the start of the pandemic, was conducted by the New York-based New School. It found that for the first time since the 1970s, older workers are facing higher unemployment rates than mid-career workers, people ages 34-to-54.
How To Connect With Recruiters On LinkedIn
by Aaron Sanborn at workitdaily.com
If you're looking for a way to simplify your job hunt and get noticed, social platforms like LinkedIn give you an opportunity to be proactive and get past the Applicant Tracking System (ATS).
With LinkedIn, not only can you view job listings, but you can also easily find the recruiter who's leading the search for the right candidate.
Reaching out to the recruiter is certainly a solid job search strategy.
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.