Today is: Monday, December 14, 2020 | Our next publication day: Wednesday, December 16, 2020
Five Steps For Nailing Your Video Interview
Sheila Callaham at forbes.com
In today’s remote working reality, an online presence can be a two-edged sword. Done right, and you own the space. Done haphazardly, and your professional persona could be doomed. If you are interviewing for a job in this competitive COVID-19 environment, mastering online presence is critical. If you are an older candidate, it is non-negotiable…
Due to stereotypes about candidates age 50+ not being tech savvy, mastering an online presence is even more important. Showing comfort on camera and easily navigating remote tools helps you own the space.
Unemployed People in UK Over 50 Rises by Third
by Amelia Hill at theguardian.com
The number of unemployed people aged over 50 in the UK has increased by a third in the past year, according to analysis of official figures.
There are 91,000 more unemployed older people than there were 12 months ago, the biggest percentage increase of all age groups and significantly more than the national average increase of 24%.
How to Account for Résumé Work Gap
Caused by Pandemic
by Stephanie Vozza at wahoo-ashland-waverly.com
Gaps in a résumé were once a red flag for employers, and job candidates have always been advised to have a solid reason for a period of unemployment. But with unemployment rates reaching an all-time high earlier this year due to the pandemic, chances are you may have had a job gap, too. Do you need to explain the gap on your résumé?
8 Tips to Balance Your (Job Search-ed) With a Side Hustle
by Rebecca Lake at moneytalksnews.com
Starting a side hustle can be a great way to bring in extra income, especially if you need money to grow your emergency fund or pay down debt. With so many ways to make money online or in person, it’s possible to work a side gig around your (job search - ed.)
Figuring out how to balance a (job search - ed) with a side hustle can put your time management skills to the test.
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.