Today is: Monday, October 26, 2020 | Our next publication day: Wednesday, October 28, 2020
If You’re In A Job Search, You Need To Hear This
by Dawn Graham at forbes.com
A listener looking to make a career switch called into my weekly radio show on SiriusXM to ask if I could help hone his professional introduction. When I asked what he did for a living, he immediately confessed, “Well, right now I’m unemployed, but...”
Immediately I cut him off (something I rarely do), because unemployment is a temporary state and never a part of your brand.
Will I Be Passed Over for Work
Since I’m 65 and Vulnerable to Covid-19?
by Greg Giangrande at nypost.com
Q: I’m retired and 65, and usually take on seasonal retail work. The extra cash gives me a nice boost for the holidays. I’m worried employers won’t consider me due to my age, given the COVID situation. I know they can’t normally discriminate, but can they use that as an excuse not to hire me?
A: Since the scientists say older people are more at risk, employers can use that as an excuse to discriminate on the basis of age? It would be a novel rationale — that they are declining to hire you for your own safety. No matter how you slice it, that is an adverse employment decision based on age, and the law doesn’t allow it.
10 Stats About Working in Retirement
These facts shed new light on what retirement means today
by Adrianne Bibby at moneytalksnews.com
To be sure, many retirees finally have the time for fun stuff like hobbies, travel or spending more time with family. However, stats about retirees indicate that many are looking for more.
Often, the new retirement plan is to keep working. And if the stats about working in retirement are any indication, the new way to retire could include a job.
How to Handle a Gap in Employment on Your Resume
Q: I am worried about the employment gap in my resume and whether it is appropriate to address the fact that I stayed home with my children.
A: There is no need to address the reason for your gap in employment on your resume or cover letter… You do not need to address this at all and instead should focus on your previous experiences, achievements and continued professional development. By concentrating on your work experience, versus the reason for your absence from the workforce, you focus the hiring manager’s attention on the areas that enhance or support your candidacy.
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.