Facing Unemployment at 45 and Older

Unemployment can present unique challenges for job seekers who are age 45 and older. It can take longer to find work, and it may be more difficult to find positions with the same responsibility, salary and benefits.

Here we cover some of the obstacles and opportunities that may lie ahead.

The Big Picture

Recognizing and overcoming biases that older workers may encounter on the job hunt.


Wages and Benefits

Strategies for evaluating and negotiating salary and benefits packages.


Other Options

Consider changing careers entirely or starting your own business.