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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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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Some of the best roles are posted on ‘hidden’ job boards—how to find them

by Guest Author, Morgan Smith The secret to landing your dream role isn’t submitting hundreds of applications on companies’ websites — in fact, many great jobs aren’t posted online at all. More and more people are finding and landing new opportunities through the “hidden job market”: vacancies that aren’t publicly listed or advertised with recruiters but…

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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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Tips for Finding a Job on LinkedIn

by Guest Author, Brian Adam Searching for a new job opportunity or changing jobs are usually two of the most repeated purposes…and to achieve them there is a fundamental tool: the professional social network par excellence, LinkedIn, which was acquired by Microsoft in 2016. However, using LinkedIn properly is not easy, especially if you want…

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8 Ways to Find a Job Without the Internet

by Guest Author, Dori Zinn Believe it or not, there was a time when there was no Internet. Using the job-hunting techniques people used back then will still work today. The national unemployment rate is still north of 7.5 percent, meaning more than 12 million Americans are out of work. That’s a lot of people who could…

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9 Tips for Finding a Job After Age 50

by Guest Author, Kathleen Coxwell If you are older than 50 or already retired, these tips can help you find the perfect job to keep bringing in cash. Working as long as possible is a recommended retirement strategy for almost everyone. There are so many benefits to working as long as possible, and they are not…

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