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How To Get A Job If You're Over 50

How To Get A Job If You're Over 50

Q: I am over 50, and just got laid off after working in the same place for 15 years. How should I approach prospective employers and deal with the age issue? I have a lot of experience, but the age thing seems like a big deal. Signed, Confused No one doubts it is difficult to find a job after working in one... Read More »

Best Jobs If You're Over 55

Best Jobs If You're Over 55

Demographics shape career choices in all kinds of subtle ways. Research has examined the effect of gender and geography on career choice. But what about age? In his book "150 Best Jobs for a Secure Future," author Laurence Shatkin, Ph.D., shares some of the most secure jobs by demographic -- jobs that tend to... Read More »

Hire This Guy #1: Mariann Donato's Initial Reaction

Hire This Guy #1: Mariann Donato's Initial Reaction

I think getting a makeover is a great idea and long overdue. A more updated appearance will certainly help to boost my morale and give me the confidence I so sorely need. It will make me feel as though I truly can compete with the scores of other candidates vying for the same jobs. Read More »

Hire This Guy #1: Tory's Plan of Action for Mariann

Hire This Guy #1: Tory's Plan of Action for Mariann

By Tory Johnson There's one major way in which Mariann Donato's job search mirrors that of so many other people: She's relied too heavily on the Internet. She estimates that over the last two years she's submitted more than 1,000 résumés online, spending upwards of six hours on most days scouring... Read More »

Hire This Guy #1: Mariann Donato

Hire This Guy #1: Mariann Donato

Note from the Editor: Welcome to our first installment of "Hire This Guy." This new franchise was inspired by the many of you who are tired, stressed and frustrated over trying to find a job. We realize that providing tips and advice can only help you so much, so we decided to take our job-search help to a whole... Read More »

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