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6 Great Jobs for People Over 50

by Anna Verasai at thehrdigest.com

The pandemic hasn’t been kind of the American workforce. It’s the older professionals in particular who have suffered the most due to workforce reductions since March 2020. Finding a job for people over 50 in Covid times remains challenging for a number of reasons. For one, age discrimination can make certain positions and fielders tough to break into for people over 50. Additionally, there are fewer positions available the higher up the ladder you climb.
   Older job seekers shouldn’t fret – there are plenty of options available that provide meaningful work. If you are planning to enter the workforce or make a career switch in your 50’s.

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8 Sneaky Questions

the Recruiter Will Ask You to Figure out Your Age

by Kaitlyn McInnis at theladders.com

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Sure, recruiters can’t outright ask your age—but it’s human nature to be curious about the personal details of those you’re getting to know.
   As such, you might want to prepare answers for sneaky questions that recruiters or hiring managers might try to slip into the conversation.
   Below, we’ve rounded up some of the most often asked questions that will give away your age—and some outta-left-field questions that are surprisingly common despite their irrelevance to your interview (how recruiters fit these into the conversation we have no idea).
   Keep in mind that you don’t have to share your age.

Nailing Your Career Change Post-Pandemic

by J.T. O'Donnell at workitdaily.com

Making a career change before the COVID-19 pandemic was hard enough. So, how can professionals successfully change careers in the post-pandemic world, now faced with new obstacles, challenges, and never-before-seen workplace and cultural changes?
   It all comes down to your job search strategy.
   Here's what you need to do in order to stand out from the competition and nail your post-pandemic career change.

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NIFTY TIP of the DAY 

…And the Livin’ is Easy

Summer is no time to take your foot off the job-search gas pedal

According to USA Today, summer 2021 “officially” began at 11:32 p.m. EDT last night…
   Yet it does carry some intangible significance. Nat King Cole sang about the “Lazy, Hazy, Crazy Days of Summer” and for some, that is precisely what it is.
   For the job seeker, however, that is precisely what it isn’t.    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

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that specifically addresses the Covid pandemic.

 

Unemployment Data

for May 2021

National Unemployment Rate
5.8%

Unemployment Rate Age 50-54
4.0%

Unemployment Rate Age 55+
4.9%

Total Number of Unemployed

over age 50
2.5 million

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