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Turn Your Seasonal Job into a Permanent One

5 tips to help you turn your temp gig into a permanent position

by Katy Boyles at

Summer is a great time to find work, but many roles tend to be seasonal or temporary. While that works for some people, you may be looking for a longer-term position. The good news is, taking a summer job is a great way to get a foot in the door. 
   So how can you turn that summer opportunity into a lasting job? 

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Think ageism

is a U.S. problem?

Think again.

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Making a Noise

The International Journal

for Age Diversity

5 Ways Women Can Negotiate for Higher Pay

Advice on knowing your value and getting the salary you deserve

by Kelli Thompson at

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For nearly eight years, I worked as a hiring manager and HR professional for financial services and technology organizations. My experience confirms what a lot of emerging data on the pay gap reveals — women are often more hesitant to apply for well-paying jobs, and negotiate less often, than men.
   As employment rates rise, it's more important than ever for women to know their worth and negotiate their pay. For women over 50 and nearing retirement, negotiating a higher salary can also help close the retirement savings gap with men.

How To Write A LinkedIn Profile When You’re Unemployed

by Laura Smith-Proulx Jenna Arcand at

Are you wondering how to write a LinkedIn profile when you're unemployed? This may sound odd, but if you're unemployed, you actually have BETTER opportunities to promote yourself on LinkedIn than other users…
    (M)arketing yourself on LinkedIn when you're seeking a new job can be daunting. What should you disclose about your job search and goals—and how much?

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Not What I Signed Up For

Job description doesn’t match the job? What a shock!

If you’ve been at your job search for any length of time, you’ve probably come across a job description that sounds ideal for you, your skills, your wants and desires, etc. But once you’re hired that perfect job suddenly turns into something very different.  MORE 

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Unemployment Data

for July 2021

National Unemployment Rate

Unemployment Rate Age 50-54

Unemployment Rate Age 55+

Total Number of Unemployed

over age 50
2.3 million

Labor Participation Rate


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All figures according to the July, 2021

Bureau of Labor Statistics’ most recent data.

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