The June employment report released July 6 showed dismal growth of just 80,000 jobs but contained a silver lining for older workers: Those 55+ who were seeking work were jobless an average of 55.6 weeks -- down slightly from May. Unfortunately, older workers still comprise nearly 53 percent of the long-term unemployed -- those out of work for six months or more.
Now the good news: There are a number of websites tailored to the needs of job-seekers over 50. In this video, CNET's Tech Minute profiles a few of the best. Be sure to check out the National Business Services Alliance's site, for example, which offers "job match" and "job search": resources that help you identify your strengths and interests and determine how they align with available job openings.
Check out the video above for more sites to assist in your post 50 job hunt, and visit CNET for the full story. Meanwhile, if you've recently found a new job, please tell us about the keys to your success in the comments below (or email us at SayItOnHuffPost50@huffingtonpost.com).
An Expensive Watch
Lubin-Sherman says displaying wealth or status objects might convey that you really don't need the job.
A Diamond Ring
Even remove large diamond wedding rings, Lubin-Sherman suggests. "Choose items that are symbolic of humility such as sport watches, a simple wedding band," she says.
A Pocket Square
Unless you're New York Giants hero Victor Cruz heading for the Grammys, lose the pocket square.
A Recognizable Designer Handbag
Look for a handbag "that doesn't convey a 'herd' mentality or a desire to impress people with your money," said Lubin-Sherman. Save your nifty Prada bag to bring to work after you land the job.
A Status Tie
Skip the tie by Hermes and go with something less showy, Lubin-Sherman advises.
Status Loafers With No Socks