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How To Boost The Odds You'll Get A New Job

by Kerry Hannon, Next Avenue

Job hunting these days is not for the meek, especially for those in their 50s or 60s. It's challenging both in terms of time and emotional energy. But Steve Dalton, author of the new book "The Job Closer: Time-Saving Techniques for Acing Resumes, Negotiations, and More," has some smart advice, which he shared with me.
   Dalton typically offers job hunting advice to students as program director for daytime career services at Duke University's Fuqua School of Business. But although some of the tips in his book and in our interview apply to job seekers of all ages, others are specifically for older job hunters.

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Living and Working in an Age of Longevity

To celebrate Champion Age Diversity Day 2021, The Age Diversity Forum in partnership with Elsevier and London & Partners invite you to our “Living and Working in an Age of Longevity” webinar. (Friday, June 11, 2021  | 8:00 a.m. EDT)

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What will we cover?

  • The benefits and drawbacks of a multigenerational workforce

  • Where Age Diversity sits within the DEI (Diversity, Equity and Inclusion) agenda

  • How institutions can support lifelong careers, from recruitment to retirement

  • How adequately equipped are firms, governments and institutions to support longer working careers?

  • DEI outlook for 2022 – where are industry trends moving and what’s next?

Register here.

How Strong Is Your LinkedIn Profile?

by Marcelle Yeager at

It's true - when someone types your name into Google or another search engine, LinkedIn profiles are high in search results.
   That means you need to make sure yours is complete AND optimized… focus on key parts to pay attention to: Headline, About, Skills and Recommendations.


What Do You Bring to the Table?

Merely reciting your work history won’t cut it anymore

Ask anyone what advantages that mature job seekers have in the workplace and they’ll say it’s their experience. Let’s face it, you could not have gotten to where you are without experience.
   Like everything else in today’s job market, merely having job experience isn’t enough. Whether it’s your resume or in an interview, merely re-telling your work history just won’t cut it. Today, there has to be more – a lot more.   MORE 

Colleagues at Work

More help for the 50+ job seeker:

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

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

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     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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