Apr 232011
 

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Career Planning Management Ideas to get your stalled career moving. You’ve evaluated your career progress against your written career plan and find you are not advancing as planned. Or perhaps there appears to be something lacking in your career, maybe not the expected degree of satisfaction you had planned. Continue reading »

Apr 162011
 

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career change after 50Career changes after 50 can be both a blessing or a curse. A blessing because you will be moving from a low satisfaction job to a job with higher satisfaction. A curse because the journey can be full of pot holes, flat tires and steep hills. Here are some career change ideas that could smooth out the road for you. Continue reading »

Apr 142011
 

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job interview tipsYou’re over 50, job hunting and job interviews are few and far between. You have an interview scheduled for a job that you qualify for and would love to get a job offer. Continue reading »

Apr 092011
 

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resume writing tipsToday with the huge volume of resumes received by some companies you could write and format a great looking resume, mail or fax it to the organization, and after being scanned and computerized your resume may never reach a hiring manager. If you do not make your resume computer scanner friendly your chances of your resume being noticed will be close to zero. Continue reading »

Apr 082011
 

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In a recent survey of over 200 executive recruiters they indicated the number one reason some job candidates found jobs or new career quicker than other candidates was: Attitude. Continue reading »

Apr 052011
 

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careers after 50To often those after 50 who are looking for work fall back on what worked 5-10-15 years ago. Today it’s a new ball game, and you have to adapt or spend longer looking for the right job. And perhaps having to accept a job that does not pay as well or is as satisfying as the “right” job. Here’s some ideas to shake off the old ways and embrace the new.

Learning new job search methods after 50 may be hard but it will pay off in the long run.

1. Google your name. What do you find? Something negative get it corrected. Nothing, then you have some work to do. Why? Because the vast majority of recruiters will google your name to learn more about you. No information and they move on to the next applicant.

Google “personal branding.” Build a plan to place positive things on the internet so you show up in a positive light when you are “swearched.”

2. Effective networking uncovers many job openings. Use the Internet to connect with old friends, former co-workers and classmates. Use Linkedin to find others who can help you in your job search.

3. Linkedin will open many doors. Get your Linkedin profile up to date. Ask others to write recommendations for you. Search for additional connections. This will help add to your positive footprint. Join groups that can assist you in finding the right job.

4. Knowledge moves you ahead of your competition. Search the Internet for information about prospective employers. Google the names of individuals scheduled to interview you.

Search for in-depth information on effective interviewing.

And finally, don’t neglect tailoring your resume and cover letter to match the employer’s requirements for a specific job. One size does not fit all.

As you do your research other possible avenues will open that you can effectively use in your job hunt after 50. Get ahead of the more teck savvy younger job hunters and you’ll qualify for more jobs-which should mean finding the right job sooner that if you still used older job search techniques. Learn what others have done in finding new jobs and many times new careers after 50. Continue reading »

Apr 042011
 

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job inteview tipsWhat is the one factor that makes the work place hum? That clearly makes the company a good place to work? A company that is growing and expanding and beating it’s competition? An organization that consistently surmounts problems? Continue reading »