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What Is Ageism: a Complete Guide

by Danielle Page at

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. 


Think ageism

is a U.S. problem?

Think again.

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Making a Noise

The International Journal

for Age Diversity

Why Someone 30 Years Older Than You — or Younger — Could Be the Key to Your Next Job

by Erin Clark at

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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

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.

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Guest Blog

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 

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More help for the 50+ job seeker:

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Coronavirus Affecting Your Job Search?

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that specifically addresses the Covid pandemic.


Unemployment Data

for June 2021

National Unemployment Rate

Unemployment Rate Age 50-54

Unemployment Rate Age 55+

Total Number of Unemployed

over age 50
2.5 million

Labor Participation Rate


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