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Combating Ageism as an Older Worker

by Randy Wooden at

You’ve worked many years to develop your skills. You’ve had numerous accomplishments and feel as though you’d be a great fit for a job you just saw online.

    But wait. While all that experience should help you hit the ground running, you sense all that experience might be used against you as an employer determines candidates they’ll interview and, ultimately, hire.

    Ageism. Is it real? What can you do about it?

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I Just Got Laid Off.

Why Did I Get a List of All My Co-Workers’ Titles & Ages?


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I was told this week my position is to be transitioned to Poland and part of my severance agreement is that I need to train my replacement… I received my severance package along with a list of the job titles and ages of all people that are either being let go or retained. Obviously, I know who all the people are just by looking at the age and job title, and my question is, why would a company send a list of everyone who is part of a workforce reduction? The list went to all employees who were let go and obviously, we all talking to each other.

3 Resume Tips To Avoid Being Overqualified For A Job

by Don Goodman at

Even when you have the education and professional background to qualify for the job, don't count on it as a sure win that you will be asked to come in for an interview.

    In fact, your qualifications may hinder your chances. It's very common in today's market for employers to dismiss a job applicant's resume because they are “overqualified."

    Sometimes there's an abundant supply of highly-qualified candidates but not enough jobs to go around for everyone. In those cases, job seekers may resort to applying for positions where the level of expertise required on the job is below their previous position's requirements.


It’s a Stat, Jack

The case for hiring older workers is backed by hard numbers

The old adage is that numbers don’t lie.  So, if you want to make the case for hiring the 50+ job seeker, maybe you (OK, we.) should look at some of the numbers.  Our friends at AARP have provided the following (and a whole lot more)…

    Workers age 50 and over comprised 24.6 percent of the workforce in 2002.  By 2012, that number had climbed to 32.3 percent.  Estimates show that, by 2022, this group will represent 35.4 percent of the workforce.  MORE

Financial Report

More help for the 50+ job seeker:

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Making a Noise

The International Journal

for Age Diversity

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

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Unemployment Data

for December 2020

National Unemployment Rate

Unemployment Rate Age 50-54

Unemployment Rate Age 55+

Total Number of Unemployed

over age 50
3 million

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