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January is Prime Month for Job Seeking
by Daniel Zhao at glassdoor.com
The start of a new year is typically a time for renewed motivation to pursue resolutions like exercising more or eating healthier. For the career-minded, it’s time to refresh the resume and look for new jobs that offer better cultural fit, more pay or career opportunities. MORE
New year, new job?
50+ Job Seekers Regional Networking Groups Can Help
by Nance Ebert at fiftyplusadvocate.com
It’s always stressful looking for a new job. And for those over the age of 50, it can be even more so, because they must also overcome the prejudice of ageism.
Many of us have heard the saying,” It’s not what you know, but who…”
Networking is still a great way to connect with people, especially when you are looking for a job. MORE
Combating Age Bias in the Workplace
by Karen Telleen-Lawton at beaconseniornews.com
Older adults have recently emerged as the fastest-growing labor segment, both in the United States and around the world. A number of factors explains this trend, including low unemployment and difficulty recruiting and retaining talent. Less quantifiable is the notion that our generation is arriving at retirement age with higher expectations and less financial hardiness. Job hunting has morphed into the new senior hobby. MORE
The 7 Temp Jobs I Worked To Make Ends Meet
by Matt Buechele at huffpost.com
At the end of 2018, I quit a cushy 9-to-5 job that I had been at for two years. I wanted to spend more time making things but I needed extra income to stay afloat. In 2019, I worked at seven different companies as a temp — some big, some small, some recognizable, some obscure. All of the jobs were in or around midtown Manhattan. Here’s what happened.
More help for the 50+ job seeker:
Conquering the Insurmountable
No matter how overwhelming your job search, remember this
A job search sometimes can seem an insurmountable and overwhelming task.
There is so much to do. Update your resume. Create a compelling LinkedIn profile – and that’s something that didn’t even exist for many 50+ job seekers the last time they looked. Networking. Informational interviews. And top all that off with age discrimination.
Is it ever going to stop? How will you ever manage it?
The bad news is that there is no silver bullet. There is no one absolutely correct way to look for (and find) a new job. What worked for your neighbor last year may not work for you this year. (Or vice versa.)
For those who claim that looking for a job is a job, it may help to approach it as a job assignment. It’s a project and there are many theories as to how best to complete it successfully.
However, no matter how steep that mountain may seem, no matter how many ways you feel like you’re being bombarded, sometimes it’s best to step back, take a deep breath and review what you’re doing and what you’re trying to do. And with this being the beginning of a new year, this is an opportune time to do just that.
Want some comfort in the tornado now swirling around inside your brain? Keep this in mind. When you’re looking for a job (with few exceptions)… you only need to find one. Everything you do is directed at finding just one job. You don’t need three. You don’t need five. You don’t need ten. Just one.
That makes it infinitely more manageable.