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5 Ways To Handle An Employment Gap On Your Resume

by Caroline Castrillon at

One of my clients' most common concerns is that an employment gap will put them at a disadvantage when looking for that next job — especially given the circumstances surrounding the pandemic. A recent LinkedIn survey of 2,000 U.S. adults who became unemployed between March and October 2020 found that 84% of those surveyed believe there is a stigma associated with being out of work. And roughly two-thirds (67%) assume that stigma affects their ability to find a new job. However, another LinkedIn poll of hiring managers found that 96% would hire a candidate who was laid off due to the Covid-19 pandemic.


Think ageism

is a U.S. problem?

Think again.

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Making a Noise

The International Journal

for Age Diversity



Circle Your Calendar.   U.S. Department of Labor’s National Employment Older Workers Week is September 19 through September 25

Change Agent.  According to The Washington Post, 22 percent of workers have considered a professional shift in the past year.


Turning Your Experience into Accomplishments & Skills

by Hank Boyer at

Since you were old enough to start your first job or tackle school assignments, you've been accumulating the experiences needed to land your ideal job.
   Sooner or later, you will be involved in a job search where you'll want to put your knowledge, skills and experience to work for an employer who fits you well. At the same time, employers will be looking for someone with the right skills and experience who will also be a great fit in their organization. Whether or not you'll land your ideal job will depend on how well you translate your experience into accomplishments and skills that match a prospective employer.

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The Gig Is Up

Economic realities may pose problems for your resume

You probably worked hard on your resume making certain that all the t’s are crossed and all the i’s are dotted. You have to be sure that it’s perfect. You can’t allow for anything to slip through that may hurt your chances for that perfect job.   MORE 

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Unemployment Data

for August 2021

National Unemployment Rate

Unemployment Rate Age 50-54

Unemployment Rate Age 55+

Total Number of Unemployed

over age 50
2.1 million

Labor Participation Rate


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All figures according to the August, 2021

Bureau of Labor Statistics’ most recent data.

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