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How To Beat Age Bias In Your Job Search
by Robert Hellmann at forbes.com
For the first time in nearly 50 years, the unemployment rate for 55-and-older workers exceeded the rate for mid-career workers during the pandemic. The relative jump in this rate underscores the age-related challenges that older workers face in getting hired. If you fall into this group, there’s good news: you can usually overcome age-related barriers to being hired relatively easily.
Networking for Success
Does hearing the word network create a pit in your stomach? In this video, you will learn how to grow your network with people you already know, start conversations with industry leaders, and network YOUR way in order to land a great job, boost your career, or help others in your industry.
How To Build Back Your Confidence After Losing a Job
by Jillian Kramer at glassdoor.com
Career experts agree: There is often nothing more crushing to your career confidence than losing a job. “I’ve yet to meet a person who loses their job and instantly feels excellent,” says millennial career coach Jill Jacinto. The initial shock of the loss can turn into serious self-doubt, she says, as you scramble to understand why you were let go and what you will do in the future. MORE
Should Job Candidates Use Social Media
To Connect With Their Interviewers?
by Chaka Booker at forbes.com
More than ever, jobseekers are looking for any edge to increase their odds of landing a job. In my conversations with jobseekers, a common question is how to use social media. In particular, there is uncertainty about whether candidates should connect with interviewers via social media.
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.