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(3) Tips for Finding a Job After 50
by Terri Lee Ryan at chicagonow.com
It never occurred to me that I would not be a sought after candidate for a job. I have had a number of successful careers as a career coach, executive search consultant, and a commercial real estate agent, among with a being an author and having produced a documentary.
I was never one to think about my age as I stopped counting my birthdays at 40. My career advice to others was to keep working and trying to find a profession that supported ones’ unique talents and keeping up with business relationships.
Answers to Some Common Job Seeker Questions
How can I make myself look “younger” on my resume?
by Randy Wooden at journalnow.com
In my view, ageism is real. It exists to varying degrees, just like other “isms.”
Where I think job hunters make a mistake is in blaming their age for their troubles. It becomes a self-fulling prophecy. Instead, realize that some biases will always exist. You control what you can — your time and attitude.
The Only Way Recruiters Will Find You on LinkedIn
by Jon Shields at jobscan.co
LinkedIn is where motivated professionals come together, and recruiters know it. In fact, 72% of recruiters use the platform to find or vet job candidates. If you’re serious about your job search, simply having a LinkedIn profile is not enough. And if you’re asking how to find recruiters on LinkedIn, the answer is that you must help them find you. To do that, you must cut through the noise of half a billion LinkedIn users.
Recruiters use search terms and filters to find the right candidates… By crafting a search-optimized LinkedIn profile, you can rank more highly for the types of jobs you’re most interested in.
NIFTY TIP of the DAY
The Self-Made Job
Want to narrow your job search, do it yourself
It’s time to marry two job-seeking concepts together. First, trying to match your resume, cover letter and even your job interview to the job description for the job in question. Second, developing your personal brand to assist in focusing your job search on those things you’re good at.
In both cases, that’s sound advice. MORE
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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.