Finding the Right Job After 50
"Successful Job Search After 50"
"Job hunting at any age and especially after 50 should be a full
time job." --Anon.
Midlife Job Search After 50-finding a New Career...
Successful job hunting after age 50 can be the
start of something positive with long range beneficial results. Now may be a great time to find the right job. The
current job search climate may be the best time in several years to be job hunting after
You're over 50 and you just lost your job, or the one you have is
going to be eliminated and you haven't looked for work for over 20 years, what do you do?
First, don't listen to those who tell you the world if rife with
age discrimination, you'll be looking for work for months and months and the only job you'll be offered will be
half of what you're making now. With some work and planning you can dispel all these myths. The only fairy tale
that has some validity is it might take some time to find the right job.
Attitude for a Successful After 50 Job Search
So the first step is clear, get tough and believe in yourself.
You'd be surprised what can be accomplished if you have a positive attitude and believe it can be done. If you
spend time agonizing over a possible age biased job market you're setting yourself up to fail. Age discrimination
is a fact of life but use it to fuel your resolve.
Therefore, if you work at job hunting full time, (by full time we
mean 40, 50 or 60 or more hours per week) do the required research and self-analysis you will probably be one
of the many job hunters over 50 that find new jobs that are better or have a better future than the one they left.
So let's get started and build a winning job hunting plan.
The One Critical Thing Many do not do in Their Job Search
Unless you've been medically cleared to participate in
triathlons see your doctor and get checked out before you start a fitness program. Start slow and build
up your fitness. This step is critical to get your job hunt off to a good start.