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Month: January 2017

What if No One Would Ever Hire You Again?

What if No One Would Ever Hire You Again?

Admit it—you’ve had that thought. I don’t care if you’re gainfully employed. It’s the reason you didn’t tell your boss to go to hell. I get the feeling that most people over 50 fall into one of two categories: they are either struggling to find a job or terrified of losing the one they have. They’re terrified because they understand there’s probably someone out there a heck of a lot younger, with more energy and better technical skills, willing to…

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The Real Cause of the Over 50 Employment Dilemma

The Real Cause of the Over 50 Employment Dilemma

If you’re over 50 I don’t have to tell you there’s an employment dilemma. Maybe you can’t articulate it, but you know it’s real. What exactly is the over 50 employment dilemma? I think it’s best summed up by something I came across in a Reddit post recently: too old to hire, too young to retire. There are a lot of people over 50 who are either unemployed, under-employed or scared to death. And I’m not just talking about low…

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How to Combat the Fatigue of the Never-ending Job Search

How to Combat the Fatigue of the Never-ending Job Search

If you’re over 50 and unemployed or under employed, there’s a pretty good chance you spend at least part of you day looking for jobs, crafting cover letters and sending out resumes. With all the effort you put into each submittal, it would be nice if you at least got an acknowledgement that someone even bothered to look at it. But, alas, that’s not the world we live in today. Eventually, job search fatigue sets in. You’re not just physically…

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