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Nobody Wants Me!

from Nifty50s

Many older job seekers today are feeling unwanted (and maybe even unloved,) unimportant and, perhaps most of all, unappreciated – or at least under-appreciated.

    After all those years and decades of nose-to-the-grindstone and, there are so many employers who won’t even give them the time of day. In fact, many hiring managers are specifically looking for evidence of age so as to cast older applicants onto the scrap heap of work history.

    BUT, all is not lost. There are employers (aka “the smart ones”) who appreciate older workers for all that they can bring to the table. “Yeah, but where can we find these golden nuggets?”

    Glad you asked. There are organizations that have made it their business to seek out age-friendly employers and list them. There are no guarantees that you will find a job with any of these companies, but you also won’t get ushered out the door without cause. Here are just a few of those lists:

    Age Friendly Foundation

    Certified Age Friendly Employer Program

    Employer Pledge Program

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Pivoting Careers During the Pandemic?

5 Unexpected Things to Consider If You're Over 50

by Diane Flynn and Lesley Jane Seymour at nbcnews.com

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Perhaps you’ve been laid off during the Covid-19 pandemic or chose to quit like one in four women have done, according to McKinsey’s latest research. Or maybe you’ve decided that this is the time to get your career going again after a pause. Whatever your situation, here are five things to consider as you contemplate your next career move.

The Danger Of Being Perceived As A Digital Dunce

by Joseph Folkman at forbes.com

Over the last few years, I have noticed an increased awareness of the importance of digital expertise by many different organizations. While many leaders have embraced and been early adopters of new technologies, others have resisted

    I wondered what the impact is on possessing the cutting-edge, digital capability for leaders in organizations today.

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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

Pass it Along

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Coronavirus Affecting Your Job Search?

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

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More help for the 50+ job seeker:

 

Unemployment Data

for March 2021

National Unemployment Rate
6.0%

Unemployment Rate Age 50-54
4.9%

Unemployment Rate Age 55+
4.5%

Total Number of Unemployed

over age 50
2.4 million

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