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Job Search Tips for Mature Job Seekers
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Ageism At Work Prominent In The United States
by Sidney L. Gold at lawyers.com
A recent study found that charges related to age discrimination in the workplace doubled from 1990 to 2017. This targeted employees who were 65 years old and older. This is a surprising fact given that the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) prohibits discrimination against employees who are aged 40 years and older. Age discrimination can take many forms. MORE
9 Essential Tips for Older Job Seekers
Looking for Their Next Awesome Opportunity
by Stacey Lastoe at themuse.com
While there’s plenty of universal job advice out there, there’s also a good amount of advice geared toward entry-level candidates, people looking to make a career change after five or 10 years in a specific industry, individuals intent on not job-hopping but career-building, entrepreneurs, and the going-back-to-school group.
Sometimes, it can seem as though few are offering legit tips to a group of people with decades of experience. I’m talking about the over-50 crowd. Where’s the specific advice for this group?
Behind the Scenes
How Hiring Processes May Change
Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic
The coronavirus pandemic has changed the economic picture in the U.S. and throughout the world. Stay-at-home and social distancing mandates to stop the spread of the virus have caused many businesses to move online and many physical businesses to shutter…
If you’re looking for a new position, you’ll need to bear in mind the effect of the pandemic on your sector and the macroeconomic business climate in general, and then how specific hiring process are likely to change.
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.
What Do You Bring to the Table?
Merely reciting your work history won’t cut it anymore
Ask anyone what advantages that mature job seekers have in the workplace and they’ll say it’s their experience. Let’s face it, you could not have gotten to where you are without experience.
Like everything else in today’s job market, merely having job experience isn’t enough. Whether it’s your resume or in an interview, merely re-telling your work history just won’t cut it. Today, there has to be more – a lot more.
Fortunately, the more that everyone seems to be looking for is probably in your work history. You may have to dig a little, or peel back the onion, but it’s there.
Over and above where you’ve worked, today’s job seeker must make that experience relevant to the job opening in question. Just showing up at your last job isn’t enough. What problems did you solve? What solutions to your past employer’s problem(s) did you implement?
In short, what was your value proposition? What are you bringing to the table besides just showing up? Don’t just tell your interviewer that you had a job, what did you do with it? How was the organization better because of something you did?
It’s those solutions that will make you sufficiently memorable to make this prospective employer bring you back – permanently we hope.