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Finding a Job Over 50

What to Know Before You Get Fired or Laid Off

Next Avenue | Posted 11.03.2012 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Donna Ballman So you hate your job and are ready to quit. Or you think you’re about to lose your position because ...

2 Simple Rules For Happiness

Jody Gastfriend | Posted 12.17.2012 | Fifty
Jody Gastfriend

Through my work I come in contact with many folks who feel stuck. I hear their stories and see that their spirits are depleted. I work to help them solve problems related to senior relatives who need assistance but I also wish I could help them get out of their job ruts. Yet how do you get un-stuck when you have mouths to feed and a mortgage to pay?

6 Networking Mistakes To Avoid In Your Job Hunt

Paul Bernard | Posted 12.16.2012 | Fifty
Paul Bernard

A new client came to me and said that he was an excellent networker because he had 500+ connections on LinkedIn. I told him that he wasn't networking -- he was simply a social networking junkie.

'Set For Life': Film Profiles Boomers Struggling With Unemployment

Susan Sipprelle | Posted 12.09.2012 | Fifty
Susan Sipprelle

I thought I was set for life is the most common phrase I heard in interviews with older Americans who lost their jobs as a result of the recent recession. Over their careers, they had received promotions, praise, and bonuses. Then one day, sometime after the economic downturn began in 2008, they were told they were no longer needed and ushered out the door.

Don't Mention Woodstock -- And 12 Other Unconventional Job Search Tips

Bill Kelley | Posted 12.03.2012 | Fifty
Bill Kelley

Facial hair. This is tricky. Acceptable, but it often comes in grayer than the hair on your head and instead of looking "fashionable" you look "homeless" or "hung over." The one exception is a soul patch. Don't do it unless you're interviewing for bass player in a jazz band.

Older Workers Bear The Brunt Of Long-Term Unemployment

Posted 11.08.2012 | Fifty

At least one person interviewed said "local employers had asked her to screen out all applicants over the age of 40."

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.

4 Essential Tips To Navigate The Ups And Downs Of A Job Search

Mary Eileen Williams | Posted 10.16.2012 | Fifty
Mary Eileen Williams

Anger, resentment and depression -- understandable as these feelings may be -- are a giant turn off to networking contacts and, more importantly, to potential employers. I can pretty much predict which job seekers will find work and which ones won't, based solely on the attitudes they express.

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...

Working For God

Eliza Wood | Posted 10.04.2012 | Religion
Eliza Wood

Many, in times of struggle, turn to God, not only for heavenly support to get through the hardship of unemployment, but they turn their lives and energy over to God for whatever good purpose God puts before them next.

Over 50 And Underemployed: 'If I Go Down, I Go Down Fighting'

Posted 08.03.2012 | Fifty

Even in good times, this torture never stops. It’s just that in bad times, it adds metal tips to the end of the cat-o-nine-tails.

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 ...

3 Things Older Job Seekers Should Never Do

Mary Eileen Williams | Posted 09.27.2012 | Fifty
Mary Eileen Williams

Today's stagnant job market holds special challenges for mature job seekers. Hiring opportunities are limited and the competition for jobs remains stiff. To be successful, you'll want to avoid the three common mistakes older applicants make.

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...