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New Survey Reveals Majority of Older Workers are Happy Workers

love my jobA new study conducted by the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research reveals that nine out of 10 workers age 50 or older are very or somewhat satisfied with their job!

Yes, this result deserves an exclamation point.

Regardless of gender, race, educational level, political ideology and income level, most of the participants said they are pretty darn satisfied on the job. Now, of course there were some grumblings in the report from participants who reported unwelcome comments about their age or maybe they were passed over for raises and promotions.

Let’s look on the bright side, shall we? The bulk of the report points to happiness in this demographic despite a few rumblings which is to be expected. In fact, six out of 10 survey participants mentioned that colleagues reach out to them for advice more often and four in 10 mentioned they were getting more respect at the office. Read more

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New Study Shows Millennials Leave Jobs Every Two Years

Recruiters refer to candidates who jump ship from job to job within two years as job hoppers but according to a recent report, millennials are just the new normal.

That is, according to a study conducted by PayScale and Millennial Branding, 18 to 30-year olds in the job market switch employers every two years. In comparison, baby boomers typically spend about seven years with an employer whereas Gen X-ers typically spend around five.

And it sounds like millennials prefer to work at shops with less than 100 colleagues since 47 percent of this population is employed by small companies. In fact, less than twenty-five percent are employed by companies where head count exceeds 1,500. Read more

Four Tips For Older Job Seekers

Sometimes we focus on entry level candidates that we completely and inadvertently overlook an equally important population: The older worker.

As pointed out on U.S. News & World Report’s blog, someone 58 years-old may be out of work but not financially able to retire. Here are four ways to increase job consideration for the older job seeker:

1. Stay relevant with your skill set. Similar to how an out-of-work dynamo needs to keep their arsenal sharp, so, too should the older worker. Arnie Fertig writes in the post, “Show off recent training courses, certifications, or other credentials. If you aren’t up to speed in your area of expertise, understand that employer rejection may be about your knowledge and skill sets, not your physical age.” Read more