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Preventing Age Discrimination

by Audrina Bigos at cbslocal.com

(CBS Chicago’s) career coach is sharing how to prevent possible age discrimination against older job seekers.

    “People in that group feel vulnerable, they feel like they’re not sure if they are a viable candidate in the marketplace,” Lynee Alves… “For candidates who have more experience, maybe 20 plus years, there are things you can do to make sure you don’t reveal your age.”

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The Hardest Part Of The Job Search

(And The Secret To Get Beyond It)

by Dawn Graham, Ph.D. at linkedin.com

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When I graduated from college in the mid-90’s, standard office supplies that I kept on hand included fancy resume paper, matching envelopes and plenty of stamps. Applying to a job was akin to mailing a personalized invitation to a formal event, so great care was taken to ensure the presentation screamed professionalism.

    With the level of precision required, it was no wonder companies received far fewer applications and applicants invested in choosing wisely. Afterall, tailored cover letters were time-consuming and postage costs money… Is it any wonder that applications have skyrocketed and responses to candidates are dwindling?

The 31 Best LinkedIn Profile Tips for Job Seekers

by Regina Borsellino themuse.com

Quick: What are the most important tools for a job seeker? You probably said your resume and your network. But what about the platform that combines them? LinkedIn allows you to share your experience, skills, and qualifications with future employers, while also allowing you to build and interact with your network and grow your brand as a professional. It can be as crucial to a job seeker as a well-written resume. When you’re looking for a new job, LinkedIn is “the place where you should be spending most of your time,” says Muse career coach Jena Viviano Dunay.

NIFTY TIP of the DAY

Should You Avoid the Temptation?

Before you run off on your job search, look (and think) before you leap

Increasingly over the past few years, the issue of ageism has been slowly bubbling up into the area of the national (and international) consciousness. For the first time in decades, people are openly discussing ageism, in general, as well as ageism in the workplace.

    The good news is that – in the U.S. – ageism in the workplace was given protected status in 1967 – more than a half century ago. Apparently over the past half century, the legislation hasn’t done much good.  MORE
 

In Negotiation

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.

Coronavirus Affecting Your Job Search?

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

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Unemployment Data

for February 2021

National Unemployment Rate
6.2%

Unemployment Rate Age 50-54
5.4%

Unemployment Rate Age 55+
5.3%

Total Number of Unemployed

over age 50
2.8 million

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