Resource: How to Overcome Ageism in a Job Search
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“Discrimination due to age is one of the great tragedies of modern life.The desire to work and be useful is what makes life worth living, and to be told your efforts are not needed because you are the wrong age is a crime” Connie’s inspiring quote is by ~ Johnny Ball Do you know people who lost their job, in their 50’s, due to their company being sold or due to internal restructuring? We all know someone who has faced this situation. Now are you ready for some scary stats? More than half of workers over 50 lose longtime jobs before they are ready to retire, according to a recent analysis by the Urban Institute and ProPublica (December 2018). Of those, nine out of 10 never recover their previous earning power. THOSE ODDS COULD SINK YOU! During the next half hour your host, Connie Whitman, and her guest Mac Prichard are going to discuss how to navigate these troubling waters and STAY AFLOAT. Mac is the founder and publisher of Mac’s List, an online platform that connects talented professionals with meaningful, local work opportunities. Founded in Portland, Oregon in 2001, Mac’s List serves job seekers and employers with a job board as well as courses, books, events, and other resources that bring people together to find better jobs and happier careers. Mac shows job seekers and employers how to break down the barriers between them by teaching preparation, empathy, and people-focused hiring practices with a practical, nuts-and-bolts style that’s accessible for everyone. Mac believes in the power of business as a force for good. He is also the author of “Land Your Dream Job Anywhere” and host of the weekly career advice podcast Find Your Dream Job. Mac is a graduate of the University of Iowa and Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government.
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