Today is: Wednesday, June 2, 2021 | Our next publication day: Friday, June 4, 2021
Step Away from Your Job Search
I recently wrote a tweet about “stepping away.” This is based on a project I was working on, and getting stuck. I could stare at the screen for minutes… er, hours, and make no progress. Or, I could walk away.
I chose to walk away and address it the following day, which inspired this tweet…
Get a Job Without Jumping Through All the Hoops?
Yes, It’s Called Open Hiring
Open hiring is now possible at some employers
and can be especially helpful for applicants over 50
by Chris Farrell at marketwatch.com
Age discrimination is deeply ingrained in the job market. Nearly anyone laid off after 50 can tell stories of dismissal, frustration and ageist moments in the hunt for work. Worse yet are the experiences of many older job seekers who are Black, women, or have a high school education or less. But what if you could get a job without showing a résumé or a job interview?
That’s not a pipe dream. A small but important movement is pushing the concept of what’s known as “open hiring.”
The Problem With Resume Screening
— and How You Can Fix It
by Omer Molad at recruiter.com
Through countless rewrites, keyword-stuffing, and sweating over the exact alignment of bulleted lists, candidates struggle to create the ultimate resume that will catch the reader’s attention and keep them from landing in the hiring manager’s wastebasket.
In my opinion, they needn’t bother. In fact, I believe every resume belongs in the bin.
Why? Because resumes don’t predict job performance.
NIFTY TIP of the DAY
Are You Ticklish?
It’s not funny
Of course being ticklish has no place in a job search, but a tickler file can be enormously beneficial.
If you’ve been job searching for any length of time undoubtedly you’ve have someone suggest that you get back to them at a later day. Whether it’s next week or next month, it is to the job seekers benefit to follow through on the those suggestions – if for no other reason that to demonstrate that you’re responsible, professional and true to your word. MORE
More help for the 50+ job seeker:
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.