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For Many, New Jobs Will Be a Step Down
From shattered career prospects to pay cuts and sudden shift work, the pandemic
is forcing skilled labor and middle-class workers into lower wages and gig jobs
by Laurence du Sault at dailydemocrat.com
Thousands of people who weathered the initial storm of pandemic shutdowns have started the hunt for new work. Faced with the most unforgiving job market in recent history, many are turning to the few industries hiring. Often, they’re the ones on the front lines…
The lucky ones managed a lateral career switch without too much financial damage, but as personal savings and emergency unemployment benefits run dry, an increasing number of middle-income and white-collar workers can’t afford to wait for their old jobs to return.
8 Jobs That Employers Most Often Want Retirees to Do
by Chris Kissell at msn.com
Workers who are older understand the challenges of trying to land a good job. Many employers seek out younger candidates, even if age discrimination itself is illegal.
In some cases, though, businesses are looking for more-experienced workers to fill certain roles.
How To Make A Successful Career Pivot During Covid
by Ashley Stahl at forbes.com
Some industries are born to adapt, but for many, the changes brought on by months of shutdowns during the Covid-19 pandemic have been too much to weather, and the workforce has felt the impact.
While businesses have been scrambling to adjust to change, so must employees. Whether you are facing a forced career shift, or have taken this time as an opportunity to make a pivot, there are a few key tips to making the change a long term success.
How a Targeted Employer List Can Aid Your Job Search
There’s a lot to keep in mind when searching for a new job. Salary, benefits, location, job function, and issue area are often our main points of focus, and many of us tend to target our search around at least one of the items on that list. But knowing what type of organization you’d like to work for is another critical aspect to consider. The history, mission, and impact of a potential employer will no doubt influence your job satisfaction, and so it’s important to find a way to mine, organize, and analyze all of that information.
A targeted employer list is a great way to compile the names and features of organizations you’d like to work for.
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.