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Why Your Job Search Strategy After Age 50
Isn’t Landing You Interviews
by Robert Moment at communalnews.com
A lot of job opportunities never see the light of day. Sure, there might be the requirement to post about it somewhere, but the employer is probably hiring within and already has a candidate lined up.
And what about the 70% of jobs that are never posted unless you know where to look? Then there’s the fact that some companies use scanners and trackers to weed out 75% of applicants before a person actually sees them.
It’s no wonder it can be frustrating looking for work.
If You’ve Been Laid Off,
Now Is the Time to Pivot Your Skills into a New Career
by Virginia Backaitis at nypost.com
Some people think they’ve hit a dead-end when the industry in which they’ve built their career downsizes, temporarily closes or shuts down.
But “there’s no reason to lose hope,” said Kenneth Johnson, president of East Coast Executives, a recruitment firm based in Harlem. “Individuals in any industry can learn to pull out their transferable skills and use them to get a job.”
The hard part is identifying what you have to offer.
How Useful is LinkedIn When Almost Half of Profiles Have Outdated Information?
We know that we have to update more than our resume to stand out amongst other applicants. But are you using LinkedIn properly – and is it useful at all?
by Eileen Brown at zdnet.com
If you are looking for a job, you will know that many recruiters use LinkedIn to vet candidates for interviews, so your outdated information on the platform could be the difference between securing your next job. or being passed over for a more suitable candidate…
But keeping up to date online is often a hassle. Often job seekers must maintain the classic version of their resume as well as managing their LinkedIn presence, consistently updating both.
Top Talent Is Always In Demand
by Roberta Matuson at forbes.com
A friend reached out to me less than three months ago and told me she was activating her job search. She told me she had reached a breaking point with her employer and no longer felt valued…
My friend called me last week to share the exciting news. She had several incredible opportunities on the line and received an offer she couldn’t refuse.
There are a lot of takeaways from this story.
Pass it Along
If you attend networking events and go to jobs clubs, you’ve been meeting other job seekers just like you. Mention the Nifty50s to them and encourage them to visit as well. You’ll be helping them and you’ll make an appreciative friend for yourself.