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Record Number of Over 50s Working & Growing Faster Than Other Age Groups

People between 50 and 64 who have jobs has gone up – from 56 percent to 72 percent in the last 30 years 

by Lawrence Matheson at

older man and woman at work

How to Address a Resume Gap
When Switching Careers

What should you do if your job search
has become a disheartening slog

by Rebecca Knight, Harvard Business Review

Older woman reviewing file



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Retiring in Your 60s Is Becoming
an Impossible Goal. Is 75 the New 65?

It may be time to rethink the timeline for leaving the workforce

by Chris Stokel-Walker at

older worker with hardhat reviewing plans


Keeping Current
You must have some working knowledge of how things are done today

➔    One of biggest complaints that employers have about job seekers over 50 is that they are technologically deficient in one way or another.  So the argument goes, they’re either techno-phobes who don’t even know how to turn on a computer, or their skills are so out of date they’re still using their email addresses.

Mature Businessman


“No one should have to work longer than they want to. But I do think it’s a bit crazy that our anchor idea for the right retirement age — 65 years old — originates from the time of the Ottoman Empire.”                                                                       —Larry Fink, CEO of BlackRock

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