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Jobs Over 50

The Solution to Unemployment? Turning Job Seekers Into Job Creators

Sunnie Groeneveld | Posted 05.04.2015 | Business
Sunnie Groeneveld

3 million Americans over the age of 50 and roughly 75 million youth worldwide are currently looking for work, with many more not being accounted for as they live and work in informality.

What NOT To Say Around Younger Colleagues At Work

Next Avenue | Beverly Jones | Posted 10.13.2013 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Beverly Jones This article first appeared on In today’s workplace, managers are learn...

Look at the Ends of the Bell Curve for the Real Unemployment Story

Sandi Vidal | Posted 11.30.2013 | Business
Sandi Vidal

Many currently employed individuals who are unsatisfied in their jobs are finally starting to feel comfortable getting back into the market. This presents an even bigger challenge for the unemployed. So what do the people on either end of the bell curve do?

3 Tips To Combat Age Discrimination

U.S. News And World Report | Posted 09.28.2012 | Fifty

By Ritika Trikha for U.S. News and World Report Recently, the research and consulting firm Millennial Branding firm teamed up with the career netwo...

5 Ways To Rev Up A Summer Job Search

Posted 08.18.2012 | Fifty

Summer is a fantastic time to jumpstart your job-search efforts because your application will have less competition, plus it offers numerous social events for networking and fine-tuning your elevator pitch.

12 Tools To Help Land Your Dream Job

Posted 08.16.2012 | Fifty

The prospect of reinventing yourself after 50 can be a daunting one without some basic tools and support. Fortunately, while it can't give you the all...

AARP Launches Networking, Job Search Site For Post 50 Unemployed

Huff/Post50 | Laura Rowley | Posted 08.16.2012 | Fifty

AARP today announced the launch of Work Reimagined, a social networking site powered by LinkedIn that connects post 50 professionals on the hunt with ...

Maui Worker Wins $193,000 In Age Discrimination Lawsuit

AOL Jobs | Posted 07.25.2012 | Fifty

By Dan Fastenberg Her manager said she was a thorough and efficient worker, but the company's owner reportedly thought that Debra Moreno, an office...

Unhappy At Work? A 'Wantologist' Will Help, For $200 An Hour

Posted 07.19.2012 | Fifty

By Claire Gordon You're stuck. Dead-end job and strained relations with the spouse. Your pants are struggling to zip, and you just found a bong in ...

WATCH: Sites To Help Post 50 Job-Seekers

CNET | Posted 07.07.2012 | Fifty

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 wer...

Great News For Older Workers

The Huffington Post | Posted 06.26.2012 | Fifty

Older workers benefitted the most from employment gains over the past two years, according to a study released Monday by outplacement consultancy Chal...

Who Will Be Supporting Retired Workers In 2020?

William K. Zinke | Posted 08.25.2012 | Fifty
William K. Zinke

In 1950 there were 16.5 workers for every retired worker. In 2012 the ratio was reduced to 3.3 to 1. By 2020 that ratio is projected at 2.2 to 1 and to almost 2 to 1 by 2030. Is anyone considering these projections and their implications for the U.S. economy?

3 Ways Post 50s Can Stay Relevant In A Changing Job Market

Ira Wolfe | Posted 08.13.2012 | Fifty
Ira Wolfe

If you're over 50 and feel like you're running a losing battle trying to keep up, you might be right.

How To Get An Employer To See You Instead Of Your Age

Mary Eileen Williams | Posted 08.08.2012 | Fifty
Mary Eileen Williams

There's no doubt about it -- ageism is out there. Older applicants will inevitably run into hidden objections regarding their energy level, their ability and willingness to do the job, their desire (or lack of it) to learn new skills and other unfortunate prejudgments based solely upon age.

Top 10 Employers For People Over 50

Huff/Post50 | Molly Turner | Posted 06.04.2012 | Fifty

The dismal May employment report released last week was bad news for all, but especially for workers 55 and over, who have been hardest-hit by long-te...

An Update From The 'World's Oldest Boomerang Child'

Posted 05.23.2012 | Fifty

Long-term unemployment among workers age 55 and over has grown significantly since the recession began in 2007, according to a recent report from The ...

Looking to Land a Job? Think Old School!

Mary Eileen Williams | Posted 07.22.2012 | Fifty
Mary Eileen Williams

If you are one of the throngs of post 50 job-seekers who's turned to the Internet to land your next position, you're probably reaping some rather lackluster results.

3 Things Clark Kent Can Teach You About Your Job Search

Mary Eileen Williams | Posted 07.02.2012 | Fifty
Mary Eileen Williams

You may not be able to "change the course of mighty rivers," or "bend steel with your bare hands," but by the age of 50, you've amassed a number of well-honed skills and a wealth of experience.

How To Make Maturity An Asset In Your Job Search

Mary Eileen Williams | Posted 06.18.2012 | Fifty
Mary Eileen Williams

Having confidence in what you bring -- your skills, experience, and your added value as a unique individual of talent and energy -- is the cornerstone to mounting a successful job search campaign.

Got 20-Plus Years Of Experience? Apply Here!

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 06.22.2012 | Fifty

Imagine a universe where those who are post 50 are pursued for their experience, where those who don't have at least 20 years of experience needn't bo...

Finding A Job After 50: Know What Your 'Customer' Really Wants

Mary Eileen Williams | Posted 06.22.2012 | Fifty
Mary Eileen Williams

Any savvy marketer realizes that prior to launching a product, he or she has to determine the needs and preferences of their customers. You'll want to do the same as you conduct your job search.

4 Tips to Get Your Resume Past Scanners And Screeners

Mary Eileen Williams | Posted 06.14.2012 | Fifty
Mary Eileen Williams

Technology has altered the hiring process significantly especially when it comes to resumes. Due to the overwhelming volume of responses to posted positions, most mid- to large-sized companies are now using applicant tracking systems to perform a first-level screening of incoming resumes.

Mary Kate Sheridan

Hired! 7 Critical Job Search Tips for Post 50s | Mary Kate Sheridan | Posted 06.14.2012 | Fifty

While it is never easy to lose a job, it is particularly difficult for Post 50s, many of whom have dedicated more than two decades to their careers an...

When Your Boss Is The Same Age As Your Kid

Adele Scheele | Posted 06.14.2012 | Fifty
Adele Scheele

The longer you work, the more you will encounter working for younger managers. You can feel defensive and make others uncomfortable, or you can take some steps to make it easier on everyone, including yourself.

Baby Boomers: Turning To Serve God

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 06.14.2012 | Fifty

Annie Wells will be 58 when she graduates in May from the Claremont School of Theology. She hopes to land a paid internship and ultimately a job as a ...