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AI Can Identify Age Discrimination in Recruiting

by Bruce Shutan at

Artificial intelligence has been credited with eliminating biases that undermine diversity, equity and inclusion in talent acquisition…

    Experts note that so-called conversational AI can help ensure the safety of older talent as employees return to workplaces without ageism creeping into the equation post-pandemic. It bases talent-sourcing decisions solely on skills, attributes and performance indicators, not physical characteristics. As a result, the playing field can be leveled for millions of older workers whose depth of experience and talent is often overlooked by recruiters.

Think ageism

is a U.S. problem?

Think again.

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Making a Noise

The International Journal

for Age Diversity

Forget Deleting Your Graduation Dates: 

Here’s How to Beat Ageism On Your Resume


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The Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) aims to prevent ageism in hiring that people age 40 or older might face. Despite these legal protections, however, implicit age discrimination may seep into the workplace…

    Certainly, your years of experience and breadth of knowledge should be perceived as an asset to any company. So, while you want to make sure your resume doesn’t prevent you from being called for an interview, you also don’t want to conceal your work history. Here we’ll discuss how to strike a balance between using current resume trends and conveying a complete picture of your professional self.

How To Answer Salary Questions On Job Applications

by Shauna C. Bryce at

You may be asked salary information on an application form, or be faced with a “current salary" or “desired salary" field on an online application. Or, you may be asked the same question by a legal recruiter. The answer you provide may be used in the screening process—answer too high and you may not be considered for the position at all.

    This number will also likely come into play at the interview/offer stage. It can establish the range for the offer the employer makes. And if you're underpaid and undervalued at your current employer, then there's the risk that your low level of pay will follow you when you move on.

    On a paper application form—or if the online form allows you to type in whatever you want—you can write “negotiable." This gives you the opportunity to discuss your salary history and expectations later.

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Coronavirus Affecting Your Job Search?

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

Biding Your Time

Are you simply waiting for Covid to end? 

It’s no news flash to state that these are extraordinary times. While it’s always taken older workers longer to find jobs that their younger counterparts, the Covid morass in which we’re enveloped has worsened search times for all age groups – mature workers not excepted.

    And because of the Covid predicament, many job seekers have altered the way(s) that they are conducting their job searches.  MORE

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Unemployment Data

for March 2021

National Unemployment Rate

Unemployment Rate Age 50-54

Unemployment Rate Age 55+

Total Number of Unemployed

over age 50
2.4 million

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