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Size Does Matter

Funny how a job search can break some long-standing molds

➔ Job search advice is everywhere – even here. That’s kind of the idea behind Nifty50s, to provide advice, counsel, assistance, tips, etc. to the age 50+ job seeker.

But that doesn’t mean that we have all the answers. And neither does anyone else.

What’s good for the goose…

Sure there are definitely some things that you might not want to question. For example, don’t show up for a job interview (of virtually any kind) wearing a Grateful Dead t-shirt, cut-offs and flip-flops. Do that and we’re pretty confident that you won’t be getting that job. Having blue hair or a tattoo across your forehead that says “I hate working for the man!” probably won’t win you many points.

Beyond those extreme examples, there is a lot of leeway in today’s job search world. There are probably a lot of constants in any resume to-do list, but your situation is unique. Your background and experience is unique. And that singularity needs to come out in your interview.

The same goes for interviews. There may be peculiarities for online and in-person interviews, but you’re going to find that the basics are going to be pretty much the same.

Take networking. Some people swear by online networking on LinkedIn. Others maintain that you can’t beat the tried and true in person approach.

The list goes on and on. What will work best for you? Hard to say. As they contend, the proof is in the pudding. It works for you if it gets you a job. That’s the bottom line.

Oh yeah. And don’t show up 30 minutes late for an interview and act like nothing happened with no explanation.


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