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Career Coach Offers Job Seekers Over 50
Seven Tips for How to Get a Job Quickly
Reaching midlife doesn't have to be the death knell of a career.
While it can feel daunting to search for a new job after a lengthy career — especially during a global pandemic — there are options for older professionals who know how to brand themselves.
One expert job coach and author is offering helpful tips to guide people over 50 to land the perfect job.
How I Combat Ageism as a Mature Job Seeker
by Tia C. Rucker at jobcase.com
On my next birthday next month I will be 53 yrs young, and I can actually retire from the workforce in four years.
In 2013 as the new year rolled in, I turned 47 and then became unemployed. Scared about being middle age and unemployed, I had no time to feel sorry for myself, so I got busy reinventing myself and my career.
7 Reasons Workers Age 65 and Older Have Not Retired Yet
For some, the golden years are a time to increase the gold
— but their reasons for delaying retirement vary widely
by Alex Valdes at moneytalksnews.com
It seems like more and more Americans can’t get enough of work, whether it’s for enjoyment or necessity.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that by 2028, about 23% of people age 65 or older will be in the workforce.
How To Successfully Change Careers
During Times Of Uncertainty
by Adunola Adeshola at forbes.com
“Everything that’s happened has just given me a fire to do what I want to do now!”
I’ve been blown away by the number of times I’ve heard some version of this from high-achievers in tons of different industries since this pandemic began. While the pandemic has created new levels of uncertainty, for a select few, it’s also ignited a desire to finally take the leap into a career they know will be more fulfilling.
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Ready to Zoom?
Learn it today, use it tomorrow
Among the new developments spawned by the Covid pandemic, the video interview has to rank at or near the top of that list. While many corporate meetings are being held via Zoom and other video conferencing software, hiring managers have taken to the technology in a big way. In fact, according to Cielo’s 2020 Future of Work Survey,(82 percent of hiring managers said they’ll continue interviewing candidates by video after the crisis.
If you’re in the middle of a job search, no doubt – if you haven’t already done so – you will experience virtual job interviews conducted online. As such, to remain competitive, older job seekers – as well as those of all ages – have been forced to learn, master and adapt to the technology.
This technology is not new but it has been pushed to the forefront due to the pandemic. Zoom appears to be the short-term winner although Google Meet and Microsoft Team have seen their usage explode as well. There also are others out there including Webex, Jitsi, Go to Meeting and others.
As a frugal job seeker it’s good to know that most of these services offer a free version and the benefits offered in the paid versions probably are not essential for a job seeker. Ergo, no cash outlay for the job seeker.
And, for the older job seeker, now is the optimal time to master this soon-to-be-ubiquitous technology. The good news is that, despite their differences, most of the services share many similarities. If you can handle any one of those mentioned above, you should feel confident across the board.
An additional benefit for the mature job seeker is learning any one of these services demonstrates your ability to learn not just something new, but also something technology based – alleviating at least two concerns hiring managers have about older workers.
With the popularity of virtual meetings becoming pervasive, this is also now a new skill that you have mastered that you can take with you to your new job.
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