50 or Older? Your Ultimate Job-Hunt Guide

looking for work after 50Anyone over the age of 50 who claims to be hard hit by the recession isn't wrong: According to recent data, people born between 1946 and 1964 have lost the most earning power following the recession.

But the 50-year-old who claims that “no one wants to hire someone my age” would be wrong.

If you're 50-plus and have experienced a job loss, or you're simply looking to switch gigs, take heart in the fact that your career isn't over. We spoke to two experts—as well as a few people who've been there themselves—for dos and don'ts advice on how older workers can better market themselves in today's job search ... and get hired.

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  • pcook67

    Thanks for the great article! It’s so rare to find anything that actually really relates to my age group! My issue is, I decided to change careers and now have no experience in my new career field. No one will hardly give me the time of day, although they all remark about all the great educational background I have. Frustrating!!