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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

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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

Wisdom.

    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.
 

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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

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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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Unemployment Data

for March 2021

National Unemployment Rate
6.0%

Unemployment Rate Age 50-54
4.9%

Unemployment Rate Age 55+
4.5%

Total Number of Unemployed

over age 50
2.4 million

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