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9 Musts for Finding a Job After 50

by Virginia Franco at jobscan.co
 

A common error many job seekers over 50 (and those who haven’t needed to job search in years, for that matter) make is thinking job searching hasn’t changed much. It has.

    Here’s what you need to know when job hunting after 50.   MORE

Stop Trying to Defy Aging. Embrace It Instead.

by Brittany Denis at thriveglobal.com
 

We see the phrase “anti-aging” everywhere. It’s obviously at the forefront of everyone’s minds. But newsflash: we’re all aging. There isn’t anything you can do to stop it.

    And yet all we hear about are the negative aspects of aging. And this constant push to try to put a stop to a process that’s an inevitable aspect of life.   MORE
 

5 Great Gig Economy Jobs for People 50+
Here's how to match your personality with the right side hustle

by Deborah Sweeney at nextavenue.org
 

Earlier this year, the Second Annual Self-Employment Report, from cloud-based accounting software FreshBooks, said that 24 percent of boomers make up the next wave of independent workers. The generation of people in their 50s and 60s may fall into third place behind millennials and Gen X (at 42 percent and 34 percent, respectively), but that doesn’t mean there aren’t still plenty of opportunities for them to find side hustles in the gig economy.

    Here’s a look at a few of the best gigs for people 50+…
 

How To Write A Resume To Get Through
The Applicant Tracking System (ATS)
So Employers Find You

by Robin Ryan at forbes.com
 

Jeff was a Baby Boomer executive who wrote to me to discuss his frustration that his resume wasn’t getting any results. He was a C-level executive, and he knew he was doing something wrong. Jeff wanted some help in writing a more effective resume. When I glanced at it, I quickly saw many problems and knew he wasn’t getting through the applicant tracking systems (ATS). Jeff was making some big mistakes that many other professionals and executives make.   MORE

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You need to make certain that you accentuate your strengths
 

You’re in a job interview and you know that you have a skill or an attribute that would make you perfect for the position. But your interviewer isn’t asking the right question(s) or even going down that road.

    How do you inject those points into the conversation to ensure that your strengths – all your strengths – are put out on the table and taken into consideration?

    If they won’t bring up the subject, then you have to. Remember, this is no time to be shy and secretive.

    We know of someone who was interviewing for a part-time, weekend job. Because it was non-traditional days and times, and it wasn’t the type of job that could be glossed over or shared among others, it was critical that the successful candidate be reliable. He had to be there and he had to be there on time – every time.

    In this case, it was most appropriate to bring up the fact that he realized the importance for the employer to hire someone who was reliable. It demonstrated a keen understanding of the job and how it worked and how he was uniquely qualified to be that person.

    It worked. He got the job.

    Although the characteristics, the job responsibilities and the employer’s needs will likely vary – sometimes wildly – it’s no less important for you to broach the subject and make your point(s). This is a job interview, your future is hanging in the balance. You need to pull out all the stops. All’s fair, etc., etc.

    Stating your case in such a situation shows that – in addition to the actual job skills – you also have insight and understanding. And you’re strong enough and assertive enough to point that out.

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