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Will Great Resignation Reveal Stubbornness

Of Ageism In Hiring?

by Patrick Sisson at

It has been said the current labor market and 'great resignation' may favor employees looking for new jobs and opportunities. But a recent study suggests one class of workers, older adults, may still suffer from ageism, especially in hiring.
   New research released this month by WerkLabs, a division of the Mom Project, a nonprofit helping businesses attract and retain female talent, suggested that older workers still face preconceptions and barriers to employment.

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More Working Women Than Men Experience Ageism

by Caitlin Mullen at

“Significantly more women” than men have experienced ageism in their professional lives, a new report from WerkLabs found. WerkLabs, the data and insights arm of The Mom Project, recently surveyed more than 700 American professionals over the age of 40 on their experiences with ageism at work.
   The Covid-19 pandemic recession left many older Americans out of work, and they’ve been rehired more slowly.

How to Respond (Positively)

to a Rejection Email After an Interview


You applied for your dream job, made it through the review process and a series of interviews and felt very confident about your chances. Then your confidence was dashed by a rejection email, or letter, politely yet briefly telling you that you didn’t make the cut—somebody else was selected for the position. You didn’t measure up. You’re not qualified enough. You weren’t selected.  You’re a loser.
   But wait. Not so fast. Before those negative, self-deprecating thoughts firmly take hold, take a deep breath and consider how you can salvage something positive from the experience because the good news is that you can! It is entirely possible to respond to a rejection email with positivity and grace that may pay dividends in future.


Status Report

It’s good to let people know how your job search is going

One good thing about a job search is that you typically meet a lot of people. Whether it’s a bonafide networking event, or informational interviews, or actual job interviews, your contacts will grow exponentially of the course of your search.   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

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.

More Nifty Tips

We’ve been storing NiftyTips to assist you and for you to share.

Not finding what you’re looking for?
     Be sure to check out the Nifty50s archives.

Coronavirus Affecting Your Job Search?

Nifty50s has accumulated job-search advice
that specifically addresses the Covid pandemic.


Unemployment Data

for June 2021

National Unemployment Rate

Unemployment Rate Age 50-54

Unemployment Rate Age 55+

Total Number of Unemployed

over age 50
2.5 million

Labor Participation Rate


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