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Driven by Purpose

What does it mean to be driven by purpose?


According to 12 Secrets Purpose-driven Empowerment Course, a person driven by purpose is never finished and can never fail! A person living a purpose-driven life is in progression toward identifying and expressing their personal uniqueness that brings joy, growth, and benefit to themselves and others in the world…
   Terry Thomsen is a perfect example of a woman who is motivated by purpose. When she was in her 50’s she wanted to create a “little retirement job” but her vision of the future greatly expanded as her pizza bagels became a hit beyond what she had imagined.


Terry Thomsen

Think ageism

is a U.S. problem?

Think again.

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Making a Noise

The International Journal

for Age Diversity

6 Secrets to Getting Hired After Age 55

by Benjamin Roussey at

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Finding a new job after a certain age, especially when you are in your late 50s, can prove to be quite challenging.
   Older workers have a lower unemployment rate than younger workers, but they also find it difficult to land new positions once they have been out of work for some time…
   If you are above the age of 55 and looking for a job, read on.

Thinking About a Career Change?

Here Are 6 Tips From Folks Who’ve Made a Switch

by Rebeca Piccardo at

If you’ve been thinking about a career change, first know this: It’s perfectly normal to get an itch to try something new. As your goals, priorities, and ambitions shift, so can what you’re looking for in a job.
   Maybe you’ve been thinking about a change for a while now or perhaps you’ve only recently reconsidered your career path in light of pandemic-related challenges. No matter the reason, it’s never too late to make a move.

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It Was an Accident

Sometimes even when you do everything right…

We have a friend who has spent decades helping people find jobs (and some them were very difficult to place people.) He says that finding a job is an accident, and that his job is to create “quality accidents.”
   While you may not agree with his assessment, we can say unequivocally that he’s not wrong.
   There are so many factors that go into finding a job that it’s almost impossible to list and/or categorize them. What’s worse is that many of those factors are completely out of your control.    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.

More Nifty Tips

We’ve been storing NiftyTips to assist you and for you to share.

Not finding what you’re looking for?
     Be sure to check out the Nifty50s archives.

Coronavirus Affecting Your Job Search?

Nifty50s has accumulated job-search advice
that specifically addresses the Covid pandemic.


Unemployment Data

for May 2021

National Unemployment Rate

Unemployment Rate Age 50-54

Unemployment Rate Age 55+

Total Number of Unemployed

over age 50
2.5 million

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