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Mature Job Seeker?
Check Out The 8 Reasons Your Age Is a Giant Plus!
by Eileen Williams at feistysideoffifty.com
If you are over 50 and looking for work, you may have no idea as to how your age can actually be an asset. Read on and you’ll discover 8 reasons your age is a giant plus!
Older jobseekers share one major complaint: ageism in the marketplace. Applicants of maturity face several unfortunate preconceptions as to their technical skills, their ability to get along with younger coworkers, their attitude towards change and their salary requirements…
Despite these very real concerns, however, baby boomers are once again shattering social stereotypes and forging ahead to create new opportunities in the workforce. According to an article in AARP, “Older Workers Are More Valuable in the Workforce,” hiring managers are finally recognizing the added value that applicants of age and experience bring to an organization.
Connecting v. Networking
by Marcelle Yeager at careervalet.com
Does the word "networking" feel negative to you? You're not alone. But it's critical:
80-85% of positions are filled through networking
70% of jobs are not published publicly.
Think about it as connecting versus networking. It's all about being curious and asking for advice. It's not about reaching out to someone and telling them what you need. You don't need a close connection to help you get a job.
The 53 Lessons I Wished I Learned
(And Embraced) Earlier In My Career
by Amy Blaschka at forbes.com
They say it comes with age and experience. And I’d have to agree.
As I mark my 53rd lap around the sun and reflect back on my career, there are lessons I wished I had learned earlier that would have saved me lots of time, worry, and headaches.
NIFTY TIP of the DAY
The More Things Change
The more they stay the same
There is an old saying that goes something like this: the more things change, the more they stay the same. Believe it not this applies to your 2021 job search.
Sure there are a lot of things that are different today. However… MORE
More help for the 50+ job seeker:
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.