Ever thought about starting a side hustle? Maybe it’s time to jump in. With inflation still high and a possible recession looming, you could build greater economic security and resilience.
What does it take to get hired in today's broken career marketplace?
Just a few updated skills to stay a few steps ahead of the recruiters and hiring managers...
Re-focus your strategy and check out a few of these processes and procedures to level the playing field, get more traction, and get more offers.
You need a quiver full of arrows.
Whether you're going for a full-time W2 position, or launching a consulting practice, going freelance, or starting a traditional or digital business, it's tough to get traction these days.
Define Your Value Proposition
Get really clear on the pain you alleviate and the problems you solve.
Draft a Compelling Message
Capture the enthusiasm, the passion, and the commitment you feel for what you do.
Network Network Network
Now more than ever, it's a numbers game. The more people you meet, the more referrals you'll get.
When you express why you do what you do, and the value you deliver, you actually don’t have to sell yourself.
Your job interview prep is critical. Stop thinking like a candidate who wants to be liked. Act like a negotiator, close the deal, and get the job.
Hiding your age is the conventional job search strategy for most older job applicants. But it’s an ageist trap. Be proud of your age. Stand up for your age and experience.
Don’t quit work before creating a job strategy. Here’s a comprehensive scenario you can follow to make sure you make the right move at the right time.
If you’re an older professional, you already are or will likely one day be reporting to a millennial manager. Here’s how to take maximum advantage of that opportunity.
The savvy job hunter has to be increasingly strategic in order to capture the attention and interest of recruiters and hiring managers. Here’s where the rules of the hunt might just come in handy to help you gain an edge in the job market.
No matter how prepared you think you are, a job loss feels like a kick in the gut. But you will get through this! And you can accelerate your recovery by following the set of best practices that I suggest in this article.
Your professional experience may be undervalued by recruiters and hiring managers who are too focused on skills and ignore the strategic and critical thinking skills that let you excel at your job.
If your job was turned upside down in 2020, or you’re thinking you could get laid off at any moment, what are your prospects for 2021? Not only is age discrimination not going away, it may get worse. Watch for three trends that are impacting workers over 50. But also consider three tactics you can use to circumvent age bias and remain competitive and sought-after.
The resume tips you got when you were younger no longer apply in the digital era. Your resume is no longer your primary job search tool, nor is it the best way to tell your career story. It’s still a vital part of your toolkit – but in a new way.
Focusing on who you are, not just what you know, is an unappreciated strategy to successfully overcome age bias, nail your job interview, and land that great job. The typical job interview format focuses on skills and experience. Typical recruiters and hiring managers want to find out if you tick the boxes on their job
Start With 3 Steps
Getting started is half the battle.
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