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AARP and SBA Share Start Up Advice on Entrepreneurship for the 50 Plus

AARP Releases Survey of African American Baby Boomers

African Americans over 50 share concerns about employment, education and workforce discrimination

AARP recently came out with a survey assessing the concerns that matter most to…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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4 Assets Senior Professionals Bring to the Workplace

Workers over 50 offer valuable skills developed by experience

Workers over 50 offer valuable skills developed by experience

By Tucker Mays and Bob Sloane

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There has been a a lot of advice for job seekers on how to conduct a successful interview. However, there hasn't been much focus on the toughest interview of all, the one you face when you are over 50. This age group has the highest rate of unemployment today, and the highest level since the Great Depression.

Interviewing can be especially challenging for job candidates over 50 because recruiters and hiring authorities can hold biases, and many are are not good at interviewing to start with. Many workers over 50 never really had to learn how to interview seriously for a job while out of work, or might still hold on to outdated standards when it comes to marketing themselves.

Here are five important strategies for the over 50 job seeker on how to ace the interview and use their age as an asset, not a handicap. ---Tucker Mays and Bob Sloane

5 Interview Strategies for the Over-50 Job Seeker

How to sell yourself so that age is an asset, not a handicap

How senior workers can sell themselves in the job market.

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Never Give Up: How A Senior Professional Turned Unemployment Into Career Triumph

One woman overcomes depression to embark on next phase of her career

Unemployed for more than two years, Marie, 60, was able to transition into a new…

By Aisha M. Taylor

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Tech Guide for Baby Boomers

Four ways boomers can adopt new technology to stay ahead

With age comes experience, wisdom, retirement, and eventually senior discounts. Nevertheless, many baby boomers (46-…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Tech Guide for Baby Boomers

Four ways boomers can adopt new technology to stay ahead

Four ways boomers can adopt new technology to stay ahead

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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3 Tips to Keep Boomers in the Job Game

See how these resources can help you remain competitive

See how these resources can help you remain competitive

By Janel Martinez

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Sixty-nine percent of workers ages 55 and up report their bosses are younger than them, according to a Careerbuilder.com survey (Image: Thinkstock)

How to Deal with a Boss Who’s Younger Than You

How you can learn from--and teach--the young professional

Methods baby boomers can use to cope with the generational gap

By Janel Martinez

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Five Ways to Reach Mature Consumers

Are you overlooking a viable market?

Companies spend a lot of time studying up on baby boomers, Generation X and Generation…

By Bridget McCrea

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