Today is: Wednesday, October 28, 2020 | Our next publication day: Friday, October 30, 2020
How To Move Forward
When You Unexpectedly Lose Your Job
by Sara Young Wang at forbes.com
When the rug is pulled out from under us there's often fear, panic, anxiety and lost sleep. Your body can enter fight-or-flight and your days become a rollercoaster of emotions. There’s a not so subtle freak-out in the back of your mind all day shouting, “What’s going to happen next?!” and it motivates frantic fear-driven activity to “make something happen” to land your next gig.
Blowing Through Ageism
How to get hired at 70+
by Don Harkness at asktheheadhunter.com
I have experienced ageism and blew through it — several times. Pretty much solidly employed all my life, I usually changed jobs by my own choice.
I was not terminated until 56 years old. I found a job a few months later, lost that, and then found another relocating from North Carolina to Texas. Then the terminations became relatively frequent.
I was laid off at age 63 and spent many months job hunting.
Virtual Networking Just Got Easier
by Brady Simpson at linkedin.com
Virtual everything has become a new normal for professionals around the world. From everyday office work, to conferences and events, professionals are finding new ways to stay connected while keeping a safe distance.
That being said, just because you can’t be in the same room as someone, doesn’t mean your networking efforts should fall behind. That’s why we’re making it easy to quickly create a video meeting via LinkedIn messaging. Now, you can easily transfer the conversation from messaging to a face-to-face interaction.
Our next edition…
Friday, October 30, 2020
New Study Finds Gig Work May Serve
as a Social Safety Net
by Matthew Kosinski at recruiter.com
No one wants to find themselves staring down the barrel of a pink slip — just ask the tens of millions of Americans who lost work this past spring as the COVID-19 pandemic hit. New research, however, suggests the gig economy may be able to take some of the sting out of unemployment for many workers…
(L)aid-off workers who owned a car and had access to Uber in their city were 4.8 percent less likely to file for unemployment insurance (UI) benefits than those who did not have the option to drive for Uber.
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.