Boomer Alert –
Born Before 1965?

The market is flooded with people aged 50-65, and it’s not true that these jobseekers can’t find good positions. I’ve helped clients as old as 71. There are special considerations that factor in, and there are industries that are more receptive to 50-somethings than to 30-somethings. In fact, there are sectors where older workers are preferred. Ask me about the two most important things “older workers” need to do when job hunting.

** The Parenthood Plus **

Despite the fact that mothers receive 10-15% lower pay than their peers without children, a working paper from the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis suggests parents are superior performers. The study looked at publications from nearly 10,000 economists and concluded that women with children produced more work “at nearly every stage” of their typical 30-year careers. This proved true even considering productivity dips while the women were raising toddlers. Those women made up for that lost output by “being hyperproductive” before and after the early years of parenting. Yes: Motherhood hones skills in time management, multi-tasking, prioritizing, and succeeding while sleep deprived.

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