Working past retirement? It is almost inevitable.

Excellent article about the needs and pitfalls of trying to retire…or not. Áine Ní Léime and Debra Street, co-editors of Gender, ageing and extended working life, launching today at the British Society of Gerontology conference, discuss problematic extended working life policies, and their potential consequences for both women and men in later age. “How can affluent countries “afford” pensions for

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AGE 50 AND OVER JOB HUNTERS SERIES: FINDING THAT JOB – WRITE THAT RESUME – Part 1 – Research

The digital resume. In my most recent blog, “Age 50 and Over Job Hunters Series: Finding that Job – Where to Start?”  we went through the process of getting ready to write your resume. When you are laid off after many years on the same job, it is difficult to know where to start.  Usually, the first thing you want

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Over 50 Resume Quick Tip – #6 – Beware of Resume Templates

It’s all in the details. As I discussed in my previous Quick Tip #5 regarding your resume and the Applicant Tracking System (ATS), it is important that you be careful using resume templates. Creating a resume today is a balancing act.  You need to first and foremost write your resume for a person to read, but also make sure your

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Over 50 Resume Quick Tip – #5 – Automated Tracking System (ATS)

It’s all in the details. Did you know that a “Person” does not see your resume’ until it passes through a computer selection algorithm?  These algorithms are software applications called Applicant Tracking Systems or (ATS). They are used by online job posting sites to sort through the thousands of resumes’ submitted for one job posting. Most resumes’ submitted for a

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Over 50 Resume Quick Tip – #4 – Social Media

It’s all in the details.   Did you know that your social media footprint could affect your job prospects? It’s important in today’s job hunt that candidates be able to prove that they are current and tech savvy.  Recruiters and HR managers not only want, but increasing expect, to see your LinkedIn web address on your resume. Your digital footprint,

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Over 50 Resume Quick Tip – #3 – Work Experience

It’s all in the details. For years the your resume has been a statement of your experience.  You worked hard for that experience and you want to tell everyone about it.  But did you know that all that experience reveals your age?  Based on desired criteria, resume search algorithms may stop your resume from reaching the desk of a prospective employer

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