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The New Career Cycle Is Here...
And It Looks Vastly Different. Ready?
by Dawn Graham at forbes.com
Depending on where you are in your professional journey, you may still be invested in a traditional career — one that begins with intensive training or education, and then progresses to accepting an entry-level job, climbing the corporate ladder and eventually retiring after building up enough years of service…
Although this used to be the standard model, many things have changed in the last two decades. In fact, many things have changed in the last two years.
At My Age, It’s Time to Fight Everyday Ageism — Especially When I’m Guilty of It
by Steven Petrow at washingtonpost.com
For years, I sent my friends 50 and older “funny” cards like this one, which read, “I don’t know how much time you have left so I’ll keep this brief. Happy Birthday.” I complimented some of those same older folks by insisting they didn’t look their age (as if their real age were a bad thing). I tried to whitewash my résumé — and thereby my age — by lopping off early jobs and erasing the year I graduated from college and grad school.
6 Tips For a Successful Video Interview
by Sharlyn Lauby at unretirementproject.com
I wrote an article recently that featured a few tips for a successful phone interview. In it, I mentioned video and realized it might be a good idea to share some tips for a successful video interview. Like phone interviews, video is becoming increasingly popular given the pandemic. And I don’t see it going away anytime in the near future because employers are finding it to be very cost effective.
Like phone interviews, it’s absolutely essential to plan before a video interview.
NIFTY TIP of the DAY
We’re Positive About This
How to make a tough job search a bit easier
It’s not a good time to be looking for a job – regardless of your age. Everyone is on edge. Even the people who are doing the hiring can feel it. And don’t think that this kind of tension doesn’t affect everything that THEY do.
So what can you do? Good times or bad, you’ll be much more likely to land an interview and secure that job if you can positively set yourself apart from the pack of applicants. MORE
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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.