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How to Boost the Odds You'll Get a New Job
by Kerry Hannon at nextavenue.org
Job hunting these days is not for the meek, especially for those in their 50s or 60s. It's challenging both in terms of time and emotional energy. But Steve Dalton, author of the new book The Job Closer: Time-Saving Techniques for Acing Resumes, Negotiations, and More, has some smart advice… although some of the tips in his book and in our interview apply to job seekers of all ages, others are specifically for older job hunters.
It's OK to Be Dumb Sometimes
by Anita Bruzzese onthejob.45things.com
I'm often the dumbest person on a Zoom call. Seriously. I talk to a lot of people who are experts in their field (data science, AI, global supply chains) and I rely on their expertise to educate me so that I can write a story and inform others.
So, I ask a lot of questions. I try to do my homework before I interview someone, but I still have to ask a lot of questions because I can't assume anything.
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.