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To Hell with Ageism: 

Sixty-Nine, Black, Silver-Haired & Proud

by Irma McClaurin at

I celebrated my 69th birthday two days ago. I am neither “years old” — since aging is treated in this country with much disdain — nor do I desire to be “years young” — been there, done that!

    What would possess me to make a wish and lose the wisdom & knowledge I have earned so that I might turn back the clock to revisit some of the most embarrassing, and. might I add, stupidest decisions in my life? Why ever, would I do that?   MORE


3 Things You Must Do Before Your Informational Interview

by Ariella Coombs and Jenna Arcand at

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Informational interviews are an essential part of a successful job search. Not sure what you need to do? Marcy Twete, author of You Know Everybody! A Career Girl's Guide to Building a Network That Works, offers some great tips for nailing your next informational interview…

    When you reach out to a potential networking connection, be respectful of his or her time by providing more than just a handful of dates you might be available to meet.

What To Do After Your Elevator Speech

by Phil Stella at

As wannabe Power Networkers, many of you polish your finely crafted Elevator Speeches and deliver them with passion and purpose every chance you get. Great.

    So, let’s assume you’ve just done that at a professional group meeting or networking event  (once we have the to attend again) … now what do you do?

    Here are several options.


Getting the Measure of Yourself

There are a lot of tools out there to help your job search

It’s a very competitive job market out there – even more so for the 50+ job seeker. But don’t despair. There are many, many tools & techniques to help you along the way.  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

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.

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Coronavirus Affecting Your Job Search?

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


Unemployment Data

for March 2021

National Unemployment Rate

Unemployment Rate Age 50-54

Unemployment Rate Age 55+

Total Number of Unemployed

over age 50
2.4 million

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