Today is: Wednesday, December 16, 2020 | Our next publication day: Friday, December 18, 2020
Being Good at Your Job Won’t Stop Age Discrimination
by Jelle Lössbroek at theconveration.com
How old you are could be more important to some employers than your experience, or your capacity to do the job – particularly for older candidates. That was the conclusion of research my colleagues and I recently published on age discrimination. We tested 500 managers across nine European countries, using job applications of people aged between 43 and 63, and showed more suitable job candidates did not experience less discrimination.
Job Applicants Under Age 24 And Over 55
Most Impacted By Age Bias: These Five Tips Can Help
by Sheila Callaham at forbes.com
In this COVID-19 induced recession, job seekers at both ends of the age spectrum struggle to find employment. If you are between the ages of 16 and 24 or over 55, you share an unfortunate similarity – a higher than average unemployment rate.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, more than 23 million Americans have become unemployed this year. Waves of impact in different U.S. regions have created on-again, off-again employment – yet job loss doesn’t impact all ages equally.
CNBC recently noted how COVID-19 has exacerbated inequality across the age spectrum. And while younger workers have been hard hit, especially since part-time jobs were hardest hit, workers over 55 have been particularly vulnerable.
Things Career Related
by Ed Han at thingscareerrelated.com
Of the four sites typically considered major social media sites, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn are vying for second place behind Facebook. When it comes to professional visibility, LinkedIn is the clear winner.
Taking a page from the Facebook playbook, LinkedIn added status updates, also known as posts, to the options available for LinkedIn members.
Judiciously leveraging these updates — making posts, comments, and clicking on the “Like” button — can increase your visibility on LinkedIn.
5 Tips To Find And Land A New Job In 2021
by Ashley Stahl at forbes.com
With holidays fast upon us and the end of the year looming, a lot of us are looking to 2021 with hopeful energy about the future. For some, the new year might feel like the right time to make a career change, or level up in our professional lives.
The events of 2020 have brought profound changes to all of our lives. For many, their work lives have been upended or drastically changed.
More help for the 50+ job seeker:
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.