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Age Discrimination: Solutions for Your Job Search

by Marc Cenedella at theladders.com

In 2021, companies need to hire flexible employees. You worry that “flexible” is just a code word for “younger and cheaper,” so what should you do about it?
   The age discrimination problem starts with our fast-paced world, and misperceptions about older professionals’ ability to keep up. The modern workplace moves at an astounding speed… As a result, companies want to hire professionals who can roll with the punches. People
who are able to adapt rapidly to changing circumstances. 

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Think ageism

is a U.S. problem?

Think again.

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Making a Noise

The International Journal

for Age Diversity

Reactive vs. Proactive Job Search Strategies

by Don Goodman & Jenna Arcand at workitdaily.com

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There are two kinds of job searches, reactive and proactive. Most people use reactive job search strategies, which means they look for job openings and then apply to the ones that interest them. So, when you send your resume to recruiters and respond to job board postings, you are really at the mercy of what comes up.
   In a proactive job search, you pick the companies and the jobs you are seeking. This way, you get the job that you chose and worked to get versus just hoping a good job comes your way through the recruiters and job boards.

Top Networking Tips For Job Seekers:

Essential Do’s And Don’ts

by Kathy Caprino at forbes.com

One of the most important career activities that both new and seasoned professionals need to focus on today to accelerate their success is networking. But as we continue to move more fully to a digital world, there’s a great deal of confusion and misinformation about how to network effectively, particularly for folks just starting out but also for mid-career professionals who are unsure how to leverage top networking platforms such as LinkedIn in the best way. 

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NIFTY TIP of the DAY 

Bon Appétit

Your Job Search Mantra: “Everything looks so good!”

Most of the leading chefs in the world do not hesitate to insist on the importance of presentation when serving a dish. “The way you present your food is hyper-important” says Joyce Tang, noted chef from Oakland, California. “The more time you spend on how you present each dish, the more visual interest you can stimulate in folks.”    MORE

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Unemployment Data

for August 2021

National Unemployment Rate
5.2%

Unemployment Rate Age 50-54
4.1%

Unemployment Rate Age 55+
3.9%

Total Number of Unemployed

over age 50
2.1 million

Labor Participation Rate

61.7%

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All figures according to the August, 2021

Bureau of Labor Statistics’ most recent data.

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