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Job Search After 50-Tips to Get Started and Help you find the Right Job

You don't need to join a health club, if you do that's fine but walking and running and some weight work will get you moving in the right direction. Becoming more fit, and plan to lose some weight, and then by doing it, will do wonders to your confidence. Successful job hunting is all about confidence.

Recently, at a presentation to a group of 50+ out of work executives the following questions were asked: Do you weight more or less now than when you lost your job? Do you engage in at least 30 minutes of strenuous exercise at least 5 or more times a week?

Out of 43 individuals only 3 indicated they weighted less now than when they lost their jobs and not surprisingly the same 3 answered yes to the second question. Over the next six weeks all three found jobs compared to only one of the 40 who did not engage in a personal fitness and diet program.

Those of you reading this that have a passing knowledge of statistics know the above numbers are not statistically significant. But the anecdotal evidence is clear, if you go into an interview, and you best suit doesn't fit well because you put on 15lbs, the first impression you make is not as good as it could be.

job search after 50After 50 Job Search Advantage

The one thing to remember is that those over age 50 have an asset that all employers want, and that is experience. Don't discount this prized asset. There are many employers who are searching for employees that can prove they can do something better, faster, within budget, increase sales, reduce costs, do something more efficiently, and provide great customer service regardless of the age of the candidate.

It's up to you to tap into this employer's need and when you do you'll find the right job, and it likely will have a better future than the one you left. More >>>

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