15 Sneaky Signs of Ageism in the Workplace (And What To Do About It)

by Guest Author: Heather Bien From assumptions about technical ability to missed happy hour invites, employees discriminate against older workers in subtle and obvious ways. These offenses aren’t always intentional, but they hurt older employees in their ability to get ahead financially. Companies also miss out on the experience and perspective these workers bring to the table.…

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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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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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Employers are becoming more open to hiring older workers

by Guest Author, Kerry Hannon When Paul Adler turned 65, he didn’t retire. The former IBM executive and later government employee found another job as a substitute elementary school teacher near his home in Bethesda, Md. But the path to get there took persistence. “There were multiple steps and, surprisingly to me, I kept pushing…

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7 Best Job Interview Tips for Older Candidates

by Guest Author, Gabrielle Olya Being a mid-career or advanced-career job candidate means you have plenty of years of experience under your belt, which should be an advantage during the interview process. Unfortunately, studies have shown that ageism is rampant when it comes to hiring. For example, a recent study conducted by Generation found that 63% of job…

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5 Insider Tips for Job Seekers Over 50

by Guest Author, Andrew Lisa Looking for work in the best of times is a stressful, frustrating process filled with anxiety, rejection and the sinking feeling that it might never end — and these are hardly the best of times. For older workers in the over-50 set, it only gets more complicated. The insecurity that…

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The Golden Age of Unretirement

by Guest Author, Kerry Hannon Football legend Tom Brady announced his retirement in February 2022, then announced his return to the sport in March. (Update: In January 2023, he announced that he is again retiring—for good.) Brady is far from the only retiree who returned to the workforce after retiring. As of early 2022, nearly one…

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10 Ways to Overcome Ageism While Job Hunting During Retirement

by Guest Author, John Boitnott It’s never too late to start a new job. It’s estimated that, on average, a typical American worker now has more than ten jobs over the course of their lifetime. But unfortunately, whether you’re inspired to enter a new field or want a new job after you retire, one of the biggest obstacles…

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