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8 Signs That It’s Time for You to Unretire

Not everyone is ready to quit working at 65. Some people need more. 

by Emmet Pierce at

After spending decades in the workplace, retirement may sound attractive. But many people develop second thoughts soon after leaving their jobs.

    Just because someone is 65 or older doesn’t mean they’re ready to stop working. Some people miss their workplace colleagues and the sense of purpose that came from holding a job.

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Switching Careers Doesn’t Mean Starting Over

by Evil HR Lady at

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Many people reach a point where they feel like they’ve invested too much into their career to change, but you’re 40. You may have worked for almost 20 years in your field, but you have at least 27 years until you’re eligible for full Social Security retirement benefits. So let’s figure out how to do this!

Plan Now for Your Post-Pandemic Comeback

This career transition pro says answering three questions can help you do it

by Connie Baher at

At long last, as the vaccines gradually roll out, maybe the end of the pandemic is in sight and soon the new (revised) normal will begin to take shape. But don't wait. The pandemic, with all of its pain, fear and isolation, has also handed us a probably once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to step back and rethink our lives.


Are You Worth Your Stripes?

What’s good for the goose may not be good for the gander

We heard a naturalist speaking the other day about zebras. Of course it goes without saying that the most dominant feature of a zebra is its distinctive stripes.

    The naturalist explained that the stripes are major evolutionary advantage for the zebra as a defense against its predators. When zebras are packed together with the herd, the stripes make them all blend together making it difficult for predators (such as lions) to zero in on one animal when hunting…

    What does this have to do with your job search?  Plenty. MORE

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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

Show your support for all the age 50+ job seekers.

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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.

Coronavirus Affecting Your Job Search?

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

More Nifty Tips

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Unemployment Data

for January 2021

National Unemployment Rate

Unemployment Rate Age 50-54

Unemployment Rate Age 55+

Total Number of Unemployed

over age 50
2.7 million

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