5 unique ways to stand out in job search – Fast Company/Zapier article

10.15.19 | WORK LIFE BY JESSICA GREENE—ZAPIER 5 unique ways candidates have made themselves stand out in the job application process Recently, Basecamp posted five new job openings. For those five openings, they received more than 4,000 applications. Notably, more than 1,400 people applied for their Head of Marketing role, and more than 2,000 applied […]

Hiring growing as 136,000 jobs added in Sept. Unemployment at 50-year low 3.5%. Wage growth not quite as strong – NPR

Scott Horsley · October 4, 2019 Updated at 10 a.m. ET  U.S. employers added 136,000 jobs in September — a sign of continued resilience in the labor market amid growing signals that the economy is losing steam.  The unemployment rate fell to 3.5% — the lowest since December 1969 — but the pace of hiring […]

6 things to consider when choosing a job interview outfit – Fast Company Magazine article

By Gwen Moran While it may seem like the interview suit is a thing of the past, a fair number of hiring managers may disagree. In a new Accountemps survey of senior managers, the overwhelming majority (94%) saidwhat you wear to a job interview matters. But managers were split on how to get the attire […]

The National Council on Aging’s website can help you with safety-net programs for those seniors in need

CheckUp.org, contains a database of more than 2,500 federal, state and local programs that may assist seniors with prescription drug costs, health care, food, utilities, and other basic needs. The site will help you locate programs that you may be eligible for and will show you how to apply.

You Can Overcome a Long Gap in Your Résumé – WSJ Article

By Sue Shellenbarger Work & Family You Can Overcome a Long Gap in Your Résumé Employers are becoming more flexible about time spent away from work, thanks to a tight labor market and a greater cultural shift How long can you step out of the workforce without sinking your career? The answer may surprise you. […]

Years of experience not always a good predictor of future performance – Inc. Magazine article

https://www.inc.com/jessica-stillman/review-of-81-studies-experience-is-useless-for-predicting-a-new-hires-performance-heres-what-to-look-for-instead.html?cid=nl029week42day15_3&utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Inc%20Must%20Reads&position=4&partner=newsletter&campaign_date=15102019

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