9 Ways to Screw Up a Job Search When You’re Over 50

Finding a job in your 50s or 60s isn't hopeless — unless you make these crucial mistakes.

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Millions of Americans are job hunting during their 50s, 60s and beyond. Some of these seniors are looking for a job because they love to work. Others are sending out resumes for reasons ranging from pink slips to financial need.

Seniors can be attractive job candidates. Many potential employers value older workers for their experience and work ethic, and the stability they bring to the workplace. But if you hope to land a job after 50, you need to avoid some key mistakes.

Here are some crucial errors than can derail the job search of anyone who has passed the half-century mark.


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