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How to Fight Ageism in Your Job Search
Age is just a number, but occasionally it can weigh down your job hunt.
Try these strategies to redirect the conversation.
by Kate Ashford at monster.com
If you’ve been in the workforce for a while, the chances are good that you’ve seen or experienced ageism in the workplace—as two out of three workers between ages 45 and 74 have, according to AARP. People often think it’s most prevalent for employees 50 or older, but it can start even earlier…
If you’re a mature worker, there are a few strategies you can employ to combat age discrimination in the workplace.
He Advised Major Companies…
Now He Works With Aspiring Athletes
by Andy Levine at secondactstories.org
Mike Huber had a 20-year career as a top consultant with Ernst & Young, Cushman Wakefield and KPMG. His focus was in the area of site selection consulting – helping major companies like Samsung, Time Warner and Bausch & Lomb find new business locations. He worked hard and made a very good living. But over time he became frustrated with the corporate rat race and began to ask, “is this the right career for me?”
Today he works with middle-school and high school athletes helping them improve their mental fitness and game performance.
Reddit to the Rescue?
by Cate Chapman, Editor at LinkedIn News
Those trying to navigate state unemployment offices overwhelmed during the pandemic are turning to the internet for help. One Reddit forum has become an unofficial hotline, according to The New York Times, with posts rocketing to over 5,000 a day (with almost 50,000 comments) last month, from fewer than 10 posts prior to March. Most subscribers cite bureaucratic difficulties compounded by the patchwork of extra federal and state aid flowing through the offices — with many confused about the expiration of one program or the beginning of another.
NIFTY TIP of the DAY
The Whole Nine Yards
There’s a lot more that goes into today’s job search than a spiffy resume
When we started our work lives all we needed to get established was a neat, clean resume and an engaging manner during the interview. Today’s job search landscape is radically different. What a shock!
Back in the day, if you could scour the newspaper want ads and talk to a few well-placed friends, you could feel pretty confident that you had tagged all the bases. Not so any more. And this is especially true for the older worker. MORE
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.