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Older Job Seekers Are Developing New Skills

to Get Back in the Workplace


Older job seekers are picking up vital new skills to get them back in the workplace.
   The Move On project is helping over 50’s gain the confidence and knowledge they need to apply for roles in today’s job market.
   The support is aimed at those whose current job might have ended, or haven’t worked for a while.

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If You Want a Successful Business,

Fight Age Discrimination Today


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Diversity and Inclusion are hot terms in business today, but companies often focus on race only. What about age?
   I receive many emails from readers asking about their working situation, and if my inbox is any indication, age discrimination is widespread. I get far more questions about age discrimination than any other form of illegal discrimination. An AARP survey backs that up when they found that nearly two-thirds of older Americans have seen or personally experienced age discrimination.

The view from the other side of the desk

Don’t Hire Based on Job Title —

Hire Based on Business Strategy

by Brad Schneider at

In today’s business environment, where millions of open positions remain unfilled and labor shortages abound, hiring right is more critical than ever. Yet, many organizations are woefully shortsighted in their hiring decisions, ignoring the very business strategies that differentiate their companies in a competitive market. Hiring is so much more than just filling empty seats, and hiring strategically often spells the difference between a thriving business and a stagnant one…
   Business strategies heavily impact an organization’s ability to differentiate in the market. Logically, the hiring strategy should be in service to that overarching business strategy.

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Your Ideal Next Job

Guest blog from Phil Stella

Are any of you seeking a great new job with a great employer, so good that you would have left the best job you ever had to take it? Will you know it when you see it? Will you know where to find it?… Here’s a great exercise that will help you know your ideal next jobs and employers … and how to find them. It’s time-consuming and difficult, but well worth your effort. I’ve been using it very successfully for years with my volunteer job seeker group presentations.   MORE 

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More help for the 50+ job seeker:

Think ageism

is a U.S. problem?

Think again.

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Making a Noise

The International Journal

for Age Diversity

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.

More Nifty Tips

We’ve been storing NiftyTips to assist you and for you to share.

Not finding what you’re looking for?
     Be sure to check out the Nifty50s archives.

Coronavirus Affecting Your Job Search?

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


Unemployment Data

for June 2021

National Unemployment Rate

Unemployment Rate Age 50-54

Unemployment Rate Age 55+

Total Number of Unemployed

over age 50
2.5 million

Labor Participation Rate


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