Many employers have instituted hiring freezes. Job postings have dropped. But that doesn’t mean you should put the brakes on your search. It’s frustrating, but one move you can make right now is to look around the edges and set-up “informational” interviews.
Once the pandemic ends, a large number of older workers will need to find a new job — or even a new career.
“Submitting resumés online lets job seekers feel like they’re looking for a job, but it’s like watching someone beating up a vending machine completely unwilling to accept that it just ate his or her money.”
I just got a new supervisor who is half my age. What are your best tips for working for a younger boss? The secret to making this relationship work is mutual respect. Keep in mind that you were once that brash young boss or rising star. So listen carefully to what the boss has to […]
The more experience you have, the harder it can be to create a résumé that’s concise and truly conveys your expertise. The challenge is to grab someone’s attention straight away, a requirement that’s increasingly important now that the hiring process for most jobs starts digitally. Once the résumé you upload for a job posting gets […]
I’m honored to make this list. Check it out. The next time you’re on social media, check out these 17 career experts for older workers to follow on Twitter selected by FlexJobs. Ashlea Ebeling — @ashleaebeling Ashlea Ebeling is an associate editor at Forbes, where she writes about personal finance and how people can learn to create, […]
Listen: ‘Your Next Avenue’ Podcast With Richard Eisenberg Podcast explores work and career issues for people over 50 Your Next Avenue, a podcast from the public media website Next Avenue, talks with experts about finding jobs after 50, switching careers, working in retirement, encore careers and volunteering. Host Richard Eisenberg interviews guests who will give listeners practical suggestions to […]
Are you ready for your encore career? That’s a whole new line of work you start after 55, it sounds daunting but a new book says it could be the best thing you’ve ever done The figures for redundancy rates among over 50s hit a record high in 2016 Arguably experience now counts for less […]
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 […]
It’s game time. You’ve been asked to come in for a face-to-face job interview. You’re a little apprehensive, but you’ve done your preparation. You know why you want the job and how you’re qualified. But yes, there are plenty of ways you can be thrown for a loop once you take your seat at a potential […]