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COVID-19 and the Future of Aging

What Older Workers Need

by Catherine Collinson at

What is the experience of older workers during the pandemic compared with younger generations?

    The data we've seen on this topic is surprising. Looking across generations, older workers are significantly less likely to have been impacted than their younger counterparts… While forty-one percent of boomers and forty-four percent of Generation X surveyed had experienced one or more negative impacts ranging from reduced hours to job loss, sixty percent of millennials reported a negative change.

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How to Make Your Severance Last

by Marianne Hayes at


Leaving a job isn’t always easy — especially if it isn’t by choice. With 54 percent of working adults worried they could be axed in the coming year, now is a good time for all of us to start thinking about what we’d do if placed in that position.

    A severance package can certainly help soften the blow of a sudden job loss. While severance pay can provide a much-needed financial cushion if you’re being terminated, it isn’t required by law. That means not all companies offer severance, and among those that do, the terms and conditions can vary widely… Here are some tips for making the most of your severance package.

10 Ways to Master a Virtual Career Fair

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Preparing for a career fair used to mean packing a bag, suiting up, and budgeting more time for travel. Now, preparational tasks include updating video backgrounds and Wi-Fi connections. Swapping in-person events for virtual events may sound like an outlandish idea, but it’s become the star of the show in 2020, as virtual networking events have become the safest meeting alternative amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Whether you’re seeking a new career or an internship, you’ll likely come across virtual career fairs as a way to talk to potential employers. This is a new experience for many, so we’ve compiled 10 tips to make the most out of a virtual career fair.   MORE


Language Barrier

Job seekers need to speak in a language the employer understands

One of a job seeker’s goals in an interview is to convince the employer that you’re the best choice for the job at hand. But how do you make that interviewer understand that?

    You need to speak their language.

    It doesn’t matter if it’s a Fortune 500 company, a brash, new start up, or a non-profit organization. The one language that they understand is…  MORE

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Coronavirus Affecting Your Job Search?

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Unemployment Data

for December 2020

National Unemployment Rate

Unemployment Rate Age 50-54

Unemployment Rate Age 55+

Total Number of Unemployed

over age 50
3 million

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