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.
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.
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.
Ageist employers won’t be fooled if you omit your age or graduation dates from your resume. Stand up for yourself in your job search and look for age-friendly employers who appreciate you.
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
Even if it’s been a long time (or you’ve never done it) writing a daily journal is the best way to begin workshopping your second-act career transition. Indeed, high school may have been the last time that you kept a regular daily journal. For as long as there have been writers, there have been journal
Disregarded, ignored, and shut out of the job market. That’s the fate that befalls many of us over 50. Here’s how to bring a fresh approach to your job search, getting back to work, and building your second-act career. Hell Over 50 The last place you want to be is stuck in is an interview
Recruiting is broken – particularly if you’re over 50. Follow these three best practices to supercharge your job search and land the job you want.
If we can encourage younger managers to identify and understand the negative effects of ageism on their teams and in their organizations, we can help stop ageism in the workplace.
The scariest part of a home-based business is… a home based business. Making the transition from a more corporate commuting lifestyle to working from home may feel like stepping into the void.
Small business makes up 99.7% of all employer firms in the U.S., according to the Small Business Administration (SBA). Starting a small business may be scary for someone who has spent their career in Corporate. However, older entrepreneurs are twice as successful in opening up a new business. Older workers are at a crossroads. We
Start With 3 Steps
Getting started is half the battle.
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