Ageism In The Workplace

by Guest Author, Kavya Pillai Growing older doesn’t negatively impact our performance, productivity or skills. Unfortunately, several companies see things differently. While the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) forbids ageism in the workplace, employers consistently discriminate against older workers. When businesses judge candidates based on age, they miss out on a highly experienced talent…

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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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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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