Job Search After 50

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Unretiring: Tips for Returning to the Workforce

According to a 2017 Rand Corp. study, 39 percent of Americans 65 and older who are currently employed had previously retired. It's not necessarily because they need money; they missed the challenges, feeling of accomplishment, and camaraderie that come from the workplace environment. If you're retired but miss working, clearly you're not alone. Reentering the workforce isn't impossible with a few smart steps. In fact, you can find career satisfaction and...

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Perception Is Not Always Reality: Older Workers Have a Lot to Offer

There is a widespread perception among job hunters that companies are only interested in hiring young people who they can pay less than more senior applicants. In many of GetFive's small-group strategy sessions, our more senior-level members point to three main reasons they think employers are passing them over for younger but less experienced professionals: They are viewed as too senior level or overqualified for positions Companies feel they cannot afford to hire them...

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Refresh Your Job Search for Fall

The weather is getting cooler and the leaves are starting to turn, but what does that have to do with your job search strategy? It turns out, pumpkin spice season also happens to be a popular time for hiring. So if you’re on the hunt for a job this fall, polish up your resume and follow these tips to find success. Treat your job search as a fresh start Just...

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Don't Be a Victim of Ageism

There is no question ageism exists. Millions of highly skilled, competent people who are over 50, 60, even over 70, would love to get out there and put their experience and know-how to work, but can’t. Some have given up, and some believe they are being treated unfairly and their age is to blame. However — and this might raise a few eyebrows — it’s not the hiring organization that’s the...

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No Offers Yet? Is it Really Your Age, or is it Your Search?

When you’re older than 50 and have been job-hunting for a while, it’s easy to start thinking your age is getting in the way of an offer. Instead of fretting over something you can’t change, like your age, take an honest look at how you’ve been conducting your job search. Have you been as methodical and passionate about it as the younger workers with whom you’re competing? Let’s be honest...