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How to Get Hired After 50: 7 Tips That Will Help

by Wendy Marx at

The job search process is not a piece of cake. From crafting a resume to networking to interviewing, it’s stressful. But add the challenges of applying for jobs after 50, and it can feel like you’ve entered a new, tougher arena. Let’s review some strategies and tips to get hired after 50 that will give you an edge.
   But first things first.

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3 Techniques To Fight Unemployment Stigma

by Aaron Sanborn and J.T. O'Donnell at

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I've read articles that cite studies showing convicted felons have an easier time getting hired than the long-term unemployed.
   I won't deny the facts: People who have been unemployed for an extended period of time are discriminated against. It's terrible, but it's the truth.
   I've worked with thousands of job seekers… many of whom had been out of work for a long time, multiple years in some cases. 

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13 LinkedIn Pros Talk About

Creating a Powerful LinkedIn Experience Section


The ultimate theme of this compilation of sage advice is to show value in your Experience section. This goes without saying, but how you show it varies in method. For example, one pro advises to use bullets when sharing metrics.
   Another pro advises you to make your Experience section more visual rather than simply listing all your duties; in other words, make it interesting to read.


Us vs Them

Older job seekers stack up well against other candidates

When you look at the numbers, when you examine the data you can make many very strong arguments as to why an employer should hire someone who is over 50. The most obvious reason is that they generally have more experience.
   And we’re not just talking about the years-on-the-job experience associated with performing specific job-related tasks.   MORE 

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Unemployment Data

for July 2021

National Unemployment Rate

Unemployment Rate Age 50-54

Unemployment Rate Age 55+

Total Number of Unemployed

over age 50
2.3 million

Labor Participation Rate


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All figures according to the July, 2021

Bureau of Labor Statistics’ most recent data.

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