Jan 032012
 

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This job hunting mistake was not even on anyone’s radar 20 and maybe 10 years ago. But today it can mean the difference in finding the right job in a reasonable period of time, or having a job hunt that will drag on forever. And then when a job is offered it will not fit your career plan or it will be something you have no interest in doing. Of course the pay will be lousy in a less than favorable organization. Continue reading »

Jun 092011
 

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If you were asked the following question in a job interview how would you respond?

“Tell me about a typical job and week in your job hunting activity?”

The interviewer is attempting to discover if you have a robust and varied job search strategy and if that type of effort would carry over if you were offered the job. Your answer is doubly important if you are conducting an after 50 job hunt. 

A job search after 50 has the added baggage of age, varied experience so you have the skills and qualifications to qualify for different jobs and usually you’re searching for a senior level job where there are fewer opportunities. Then throw in a possible career change after 50 and your job search planning becomes even more important.

For more on how to properly answer the above question go to Make your Job Hunting Activity Mirror what you would do on the job.

May 292011
 

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Networking as a job search strategy¬†the traditional way can be an inefficient use of your time and resources. This is not to say that normal networking will fail to point you in the direction of a possible job opening. Many times this may be true but there is a better way to make networking more productive than the traditional methods. Continue reading »