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Your Worst Job Search Tactic Over 50? Hiding Your Age

by John Tarnoff at

Conventional job search wisdom tries to make you hate yourself for being old. It makes your age a liability in your job search – something to be ashamed of and to keep hidden. Don’t buy into this toxic mindset.

    In fact, your age is one of the biggest assets in your job search and on your resume. You know it.

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Career Pivot: How to Emerge Stronger in Your New Career

by Wendy Marx at

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Change is inevitable. From starting school, to graduation, to work, to creating new relationships and a new family…and a thousand incidents in between. One major change many people confront is a career pivot — transitioning into a new career, even after many years in the same job.

    Why is this so difficult? 

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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How Women Over 50 Can Feel Invincible, Not Invisible

Their advice for starting a business, pivoting or finding work in midlife

by Kerry Hannon at

It was the shockwave of rejection letters from hiring managers that goaded Guadalupe Hirt and Barbara Brooks to launch SecondActWomen, a Denver-based company designed to help working women in their 50s and older (and also some in their 40s) start companies, pivot careers and stay employed…

    In 2018, the pull of a steady paycheck, employer-provided health benefits and the chance to save more for retirement drew both women to pursue full-time, in-house positions — unsuccessfully. And that's where the idea for SecondActWomen took shape.

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Are you a Fluke?

Despite all the planning, some job finds are just plain luck

You’ve probably heard ad nauseum about the importance of planning and execution in your job search. And if you haven’t done it in a while, job seeking can be a more daunting task than your last job.

    Granted, there is an element of serendipity in the whole process. And according to, serendipity consists of “making desirable discoveries by accident.”

    And yet we’ve all heard stories about accidents – people who fall over backwards into a job.  MORE

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More help for the 50+ job seeker:

Coronavirus Affecting Your Job Search?

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

More Nifty Tips

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     Be sure to check out the Nifty50s archives.


Unemployment Data

for February 2021

National Unemployment Rate

Unemployment Rate Age 50-54

Unemployment Rate Age 55+

Total Number of Unemployed

over age 50
2.8 million

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