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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

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.

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He Advised Major Companies…

Now He Works With Aspiring Athletes

by Andy Levine at


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.

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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

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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

Show your support for all the age 50+ job seekers.

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.

Coronavirus Affecting Your Job Search?

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that specifically addresses the Covid pandemic.

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Unemployment Data

for January 2021

National Unemployment Rate

Unemployment Rate Age 50-54

Unemployment Rate Age 55+

Total Number of Unemployed

over age 50
2.7 million

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