Jul 312011
 

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In almost every job change at 50 and job hunting at 50 and beyond you will have to go through a job interview. How well you perform will go a long way in determining if you make a successful job change. If you want to master any job interview is dependent on your level of job interview preparation.

Since you have years of work experience you may assume you have all the skills necessary to score in the job interview. Even if you have conducted dozens of interviews making this assumption can prove fatal to getting the desired job offer. If you want that new career after 50 you must plan and prepare for the job interview.

Job interview preparation means a higher level of confidence. It means you have researched the employer and the job and are prepared with a range of probing questions so you have a complete understanding of the job and if the job and employer are a good match for your interests and skills. Failure in this area could mean you may be in the job market in a few months because the interview failed to provide you with sufficient information so you could make a proper decision regarding the job offer.

To make the job change at 50 and even a career change at 50 your key to success is proper interview preparation. For more on this subject go to interview preparation. Start you job interview preparation with employer research.  Improving you communication skills will go a long way to improving your job interviewing skills.

Finally job hunting after 50 requires a higher level of job interviewing skills-learn how to turn you age and experience into a winning interview performance. Continue reading »

Jul 132011
 

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Job hunting after 50 can be a significant challenge. Aside from writing a winning resume and cover letter, networking to find the right job and job interview preparation there is still one area that many overlook. And it might be the most critical aspect of effective job hunting and is a valuable after 50 job hunting tip. Continue reading »

Jul 032011
 

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After 50 job hunting can be a journey into the unknown. It’s easy to become discouraged and reach the conclusion that the right job is just not going to be found.

Then you either give up or take a lesser job where your skills and grossly underutilized.

Let’s get your midlife job search back on track. If you are thinking of changing careers after 50 these ideas are applicable in your job search as well.

1. Build an online presence. Google your name. What comes up-at least on the first page of ten items? Nothing there: your have some work to do.

2. Sell accomplishments. This is what the employer is looking for-regardless of your age.

3. Redraft your resume. Make it as age neutral as possible. Write a seperate specific resume for each job. Match your accomplishments to the employer’s needs. Don’t forget to write a great resume cover letter.

4. Control what you can control. Don’t waste time on worry about things you have no control over. Stay positive and move forward.

For the whole article and a more complete discussion on these four ideas go to job search after 50 to get your job hunt unstuck and moving again.