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The Best Ways To Get A Job In 2021

by Nancy Collamer at forbes.com

If you're looking for work or think you will be soon, you undoubtedly know to update your LinkedIn profile, refresh your resumé and up your networking game. But in today's competitive, pandemic-fraught job market, just doing the basics isn't enough.

    Fortunately, I recently picked up several timely job-search tips while attending the Career Thought Leaders' 2021 symposium. The virtual event gathered over 80 career professionals to discuss emerging workplace trends and winning job search strategies.   MORE
 

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3 Career Strategists Provide Tips

on How 50+ Job Seekers Should Approach Their Search

by Marc Miller at thingscareerrelated.com

Think ageism

is a U.S. problem?

Think again.

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Making a Noise

The International Journal

for Age Diversity

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I won’t deny that ageism exists. I’ve heard of hiring managers who’ve told their recruiters that they don’t want older candidates. Some recruiters demand to see every job you’ve held since 1984. You might have been asked on an application when you graduated from high school.

    One of my clients told me as the second question in an interview he was blatantly asked about his age. He shook his head in bewilderment as he told me about this…

    There are other examples of ageism that 50+ job seekers experience, which makes me wonder if I were to lose my job, would I experience ageism. After all, I am in the 50+ category. I’m an older worker, but I could become an older job seeker.

The Truth About Transferable Skills and

How to Showcase Your Potential to a Future Employer

by Liv McConnell at ivyexec.com

If you’re a hiring manager recruiting for a senior-level role, how apt are you to care about transferable skills really? And as a job seeker, do these skills actually have the ability to move needles in your search, or are they just another buzzy term that peddlers of career advice can use to clamor for your attention? 

    The truth is, frustratingly, somewhere in the middle. 

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Coronavirus Affecting Your Job Search?

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

It’s a given among most job experts that networking is an essential component of your job search. Some even say that it’s the most important part of your search.

    The good news for the 50+ job seeker is that, with your many years of experience, you’ve most probably accumulated far more networking-worthy contacts than your younger counterparts.  MORE

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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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