Today is: Wednesday, October 21, 2020 | Our next publication day: Friday, October 23, 2020
3 Ways To Extend the Work Lifecycle of Older Employees
by Tim Sackett at shrm.org
One of the biggest biases we have as leaders is ageism. If you’re 35 years old and running a department and you are looking to fill a position on your team that will be your righthand person, the last thing you’re looking for is a 55-year-old to fill that spot! That’s just me being real for a second…
That’s mainly because at 35 you’re still basically stupid. I was. You were. We think 35ish is the pinnacle of all knowledge, but it’s really when we just start learning for real.
How Workers Over 50
Are Reinventing Themselves in the Pandemic
by Touria Izri at ctvnews.ca
Canadians of all ages are dealing with the devastating impact of losing their jobs during the pandemic, but changing your career path can be particular challenging when you’re also planning for retirement.
“It was hard,” Carolyn Eyres told CTV News Wednesday. “I made looking for work into a full-time job”…
At 51 years old she made a career jump and switched to the non-profit sector.
Dealing With an Early (Unwanted) Retirement
by Amy Lindgren at twincities.com
We’re six months into our pandemic-related statistic gathering and the news on the employment front is sobering — although some parts are open to interpretation.
On the one hand, the unemployment rate is quite high; on the other hand, it is coming down — but is that because discouraged workers are no longer looking?
Workers without degrees are struggling, but those with college educations are holding their own — and certain sets of skilled workers are absolutely in demand.
Navigating the Digital Job Application Process
at Every Stage
by Ari Howard at allconnect.com
Searching for a new job can be stressful. From searching for jobs you are interested in and qualified for, and writing countless cover letters, to preparing for an interview with an intimidating manager, the entire process of acquiring a job can be exhausting and time-consuming.
To many, job-searching can feel like a part-time job that you have to manage on top of your current job, course work or family obligations. The worst part? You could spend all this time perfecting an application and then never hear anything back.
Although no one is immune to rejection or ghosting, there are things you can do to make your chances of scoring an interview and receiving a job offer much higher.
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.