Have you found yourself unemployed in your 50s? We have some advice that can help you with finding a job.
If there is one thing that 2020 taught us, it's that the world can change in an instant. Restaurants can be closed, jobs can be lost, and just about anyone can be downsized no matter how long they have been at a job. People who believed that they would have a job until they retired are now in their 50s and looking for work.
But whether you are in your 20s or your 50s, one of the first things that you should do is update your resume. The good thing about doing this is that chances are you possibly have longevity at your most recent job going for you, which will look good to hiring managers. Not only that, but if you lost your job due to COVID, you may be able to get a good reference from your last employer since it was unavoidable.
After you have updated your resume, the next thing you need to do is to download a couple of apps to help you find jobs. Keep in mind that many people are looking for work and you may not be able to find employment in the same sector as your last job.
It's quite possible that you will have to take your second choice or even your third choice when it comes to finding a job. This may be the case if you have worked in the same type of place for much of your working life.
However, there is another option that you can go for to help you find a new job. If you are willing to learn new skills, there are courses that you can take to help you with learning marketable skills that employers want. Whether you want to brush up on a foreign language or you want to learn something that you can do from home, learning something new might just put you on the path to finding a new career that you will love. In fact, I have a friend who learned copywriting in her 50s, and she's very happy with it. So, it's never too late to learn something new.
The important thing is that you should not give up. as long as you are willing to work, there's a job out there for you. It may just come from an unexpected place and doing something different. But who knows? You may just find it's your dream job after all.
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