Women start to show visible signs of aging as they approach fifty, sixty and beyond, they’re viewed through another lens, which is ageism, and because of the emphasis on looks or ‘lookism.’ We face both gender bias and ageism, and we do that earlier than men.
The pandemic intensified the labor market inequities older workers faced in securing jobs. It is quite probable that COVID-19 will force many workers in their 50s into an early retirement or gig jobs.
Ageism is alive and well in the workplace. It’s not going anywhere. It’s been here––it’s like the last ism that people don’t like to talk about it that much. They say, “Oh, we don’t have that in our company.”
Kerry Hannon is a nationally recognized expert and strategist on career transitions, personal finance, entrepreneurship and retirement. She is a frequent TV and radio commentator and is a sought-after keynote speaker at conferences across the country. She has appeared as a career and financial expert on The Dr. Phil Show ABC, CBS,CNBC, NBC Nightly News, NPR, and PBS. […]
Maintaining a successful career in tech when you’re on the other side of 40 is hard enough. But some professionals sabotage their livelihoods by displaying characteristics that reinforce negative stereotypes and turn hiring managers off. Read on Dice On the flip side of that coin, those who achieve sustained success throughout long careers have a […]
Robert Metoli, 57, spent eight years as a skilled technician setting up the machines on the factory floor at Lee Spring, a small firm based in Brooklyn that makes coils to be used in a variety of objects, including cellphones, eyeglasses, rockets and robots. It took a toll. Mr. Metoli’s back started bothering him, and his […]
This article was adapted from AARP’s Great Jobs for Everyone 50 +: Finding Work that Keeps You Happy and Healthy … and Pays the Bills by Kerry Hannon (John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2018). Video résumés are gaining acceptance among job seekers, employers and recruiters. Although they’re no substitute for a traditional résumé, a quality video résumé serves […]
As life spans grow, so do the number of great jobs and business opportunities aimed at the needs of folks living longer. Younger people can hold those jobs — and so can you. By 2030, according to U.S. Census Bureau projections, about 1 in 5 Americans will be over age 65. This demographic swing is […]
If you live in the Worcester area, are age 50+, and are looking for work or perhaps a career change, you’ll want to attend the AARP Massachusetts event, Job Seekers 50+: Your Path to Success, on Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Mechanics Hall, 321 Main Street Worcester, MA 01608. Employers from […]
Older Americans closing in on the golden years may prefer to switch their jobs than go into retirement, and having the right skills to continue working or make a career change is crucial. Younger professionals were the group most likely the ones to want to switch jobs but older Americans weren’t that far behind — […]