How to Make a Pivot in the Latter Half of Your Career

by Guest Author, Marlo Lyons Changing careers can be challenging, especially when you’ve worked in a single profession or industry. Doing so when you’re in the last decade or two of your career may be even harder because you need to maintain a certain compensation, level, or title and your competition is younger and “experienced…

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How To Combat Ageism During A Job Search

by Guest Author, Caroline Castrillon As of 2020, workers 50 and older made up over 30% of the U.S. workforce. While experienced employees make up a substantial portion of the labor market, they also face significant challenges during a job search, including ageism. For example, in a survey by WerkLabs, 60% of respondents indicate that they have…

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The Best and Worst Ways to Explain a Career Break

by Guest Author, Brianne Hogan Finding a job is tough these days, especially given the circumstances surrounding the pandemic and recession, and, you know, life. A survey published earlier this year revealed that 68% of workers have experienced a gap in their employment, with 39% citing family responsibilities as the most common reason. Among the workers surveyed,…

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These Women Over 50 Shared How They Landed New Jobs, But Ageism Is Alive And Well In The U.S.A.

by Guest Author, Perry Carpenter The older we get, the scarier career change becomes. But if you’re unhappy with your current job, waiting out retirement could be even more frightening. Luckily, plenty of women have lived through a midlife job change and lived to tell the tale. The Reddit group AskWomenOver50 featured a thread about finding employment…

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How to find work after a lengthy unemployment

by Guest Author, Virginia Backaitis Flash back to 1990. New Haven, Conn., native Joe Carbone, a father of two, found himself unemployed after his boss retired. The Quinnipiac College graduate had several interviews but few, if any, job offers. This happened the first month, the second and for the 5 ½ months that followed. Carbone…

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Empowering Women Job Seekers in Trades Through Success and Safety

by Guest Author, Miles Oliver The trades offer some great opportunities for hands-on, creative, and long-lasting careers. From construction to outdoor landscaping and all points in between, there’s space for enrichment. Yet, there is still a significant shortage of women in trade roles. Yes, this is problematic from an equality standpoint. It can also present…

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