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What Is Ageism: a Complete Guide
by Danielle Page at theladders.com
Ageism is the stereotyping or discrimination of people based on their age. What impact does ageism have on a person? According to a recent survey by AARP, older workers statistically face longer stretches of unemployment… The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated these hardships.
Is age discrimination legal? No, it’s not. But that hasn’t stopped companies from discriminating against current and potential employees due to their age.
Why Someone 30 Years Older Than You — or Younger — Could Be the Key to Your Next Job
by Erin Clark at reportdoor.com
These days intergenerational networking not only a means to ramp up your professional relevance, but it’s also a key to success.
That’s where CIRKEL, an organization that connects professionals across age and career stage for two-way mentorship, comes into play. (Cirkel is the Danish word for circle, since workers need to close the intergenerational hoop.) As CIRKEL’s founder, Charlotte Japp is helping older and younger people to network with each other, one generation assist(s) the other.
When Your “Old Way” Isn’t the Right Way Anymore
by Phil Blair at sandiegouniontribune.com
A few years ago, I spoke to an auditorium full of senior citizens, here defined as 60 and over.
When I was done, several came up with specific questions that related to their own workplace situations, but one man was downright hostile. He was ranting about how lazy younger workers are, and how he was being overlooked and under-appreciated, and how he was certain that he’d never be hired again.
I let him vent for a minute or so and then pointed out that his anger and frustration, if ever made evident in any job interview, would kill his chances of getting any job.
NIFTY TIP of the DAY
The Long and Winding Road
Where your job search ends may be very different from the beginning
by Joseph Ortenzi, MA, CRC
Every job-search-advice article you have read always says to “network.” Although estimates and surveys vary, most of the current studies peg networking as being involved – to one degree or another – in 80-85 percent of all job placements.
As important as networking is, there are things you should be doing before you step out of the door or pick up a phone. Those things start with a network of one: yourself. 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.