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Finding a Job After 50

8 Reasons Age Is A Giant Plus For Older Job-Seekers

Mary Eileen Williams | Posted 10.27.2016 | Fifty
Mary Eileen Williams

Above all, remember that maintaining a positive attitude is critical to the success of your job search. Focus on the advantages of your experience, stress your enthusiasm for the position, show how you will contribute and make certain to highlight your assets as you network and during a job interview.

How Older Job-Seekers Can Overcome Their 3 Biggest Roadblocks

Mary Eileen Williams | Posted 10.11.2016 | Fifty
Mary Eileen Williams

As a post-50 job-seeker, you know all too well that ageism presents some major barriers to your success. Younger hiring managers are far too prone to believing unfortunate stereotypes about your skill sets, fit within the organization and attitude.

The 3 Reasons Your Resume Isn't Making The Cut

Mary Eileen Williams | Posted 09.23.2016 | Fifty
Mary Eileen Williams

Any savvy job-seeker knows that resumes are not the golden ticket to your next position. Hands down, the majority of jobs are obtained by way of networking. Nevertheless your resume does play a critical role in the selection process.

8 Super Effective Ways To Use Social Media To Land Your Next Job

Next Avenue | Shelley Emling | Posted 09.03.2016 | Fifty

When Sree Sreenivasan, 45, left his job as chief digital officer at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art in June after three years there, it wasn...

Why Right Now May Be The Best Time Of The Year To Find A Job

Mary Eileen Williams | Posted 08.26.2016 | Fifty
Mary Eileen Williams

Are you a mature job-seeker who has been out there for a while? Are you losing energy and confidence in your options and opportunities? Have your hopes been dashed over and over again? If these feelings describe what you are going through, take heart. Your time may be just around the corner...

How To Network Your Way To A New Job After 50

Mary Eileen Williams | Posted 08.05.2016 | Fifty
Mary Eileen Williams

Few experiences in life are as frustrating as a job search ... especially when you are confronting the barriers faced by a mature job-seeker.

A Great Tip For Older Job Seekers Trying To Find Work

Mary Eileen Williams | Posted 06.07.2016 | Fifty
Mary Eileen Williams

Want to know the best way to land a job? Experts maintain that targeted networking is the key -- a technique proven time and again to be the most predictable and fastest route to a new position. And this approach is particularly effective if you are a job-seeker of maturity.

Trying To Find A Job When You're A 61-Year-Old Woman

Linda DeMers Hummel | Posted 05.10.2016 | Fifty
Linda DeMers Hummel

I knew my days were numbered as soon as the new org chart came out. It was complicated, with squiggles and two-sided arrows. It was like a corporate Escher print, and I couldn't -- for the life of me -- figure out where I belonged in the company that had been my employer for six years.

The 3 Keys To Building Immediate Rapport In A Job Interview

Mary Eileen Williams | Posted 03.27.2016 | Fifty
Mary Eileen Williams

You've got an important interview coming up. You know you have the skills for the job ... but do you have the personality and style they are looking for? Are your values and work ethic a match with those of the organization? Will you fit with the rest of the team?

This Is Why December Is The Best Month To Find A Job

Mary Eileen Williams | Posted 12.14.2015 | Fifty
Mary Eileen Williams

January and February generally represent the strongest hiring period of the year. So, if you stay active, make your presence known and build connections in December, you will be setting yourself up to be first in line when hiring takes off.

The Words To Use -- And Words To Lose -- On Your Resume

Mary Eileen Williams | Posted 11.06.2015 | Fifty
Mary Eileen Williams

If you are conducting a job search, ask yourself the following questions: Is your resume providing you with the results you want? Is it a compelling document that highlights your skill sets and accomplishments to your best advantage?

The 5 Basic Interview Questions Every Job Applicant Needs To Nail

Mary Eileen Williams | Posted 10.08.2016 | Fifty
Mary Eileen Williams

In order to present yourself well at a job interview, you need to prepare in detail. You have to thoroughly research the company and the principle goals of the organization. Once you've done that, you will want target your responses to the skills and attributes they are seeking in a future employee.

The Solution To Aging Out Of The Job Market

Jackie Harder | Posted 08.12.2016 | Fifty
Jackie Harder

Aging out of the job market is no fun. Every age has its challenges. The key is to make those challenges work in your favor. How do you do that? Here are a few solutions to aging out of the job market.

A Surefire Way To Give Yourself The Edge In Today's Job Market

Mary Eileen Williams | Posted 07.16.2016 | Fifty
Mary Eileen Williams

Mature job-seekers face special challenges. It is common knowledge that younger employers are likely to hold several negative stereotypes relating to age. Perhaps the most prevalent of these is that you lack the necessary technical skills for the job. There is one surefire way to counteract this presumption.

The Brutal Job Search Reality For Older People Seeking Work

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 06.17.2015 | Fifty

Compared to younger job-seekers, older adults receive fewer job offers, search for work weeks longer and are less likely to find re-employment after l...

The Anti-Boomer Job Discrimination That Still Exists

John Tarnoff | Posted 05.19.2016 | Fifty
John Tarnoff

Are you a 'Digital Native?' In recruiter-speak, the term is no longer just a glib demographic reference to kids who grew up playing video games. It is code for excluding older candidates from applying for jobs deemed so dependent on their use of technology, older people couldn't possibly keep up.

3 Surefire Ways To Beat The Job Search Blues

Mary Eileen Williams | Posted 05.15.2015 | Fifty
Mary Eileen Williams

Attitude is everything... especially in a job search. But looking for work is hard and filled with mounting frustrations and multiple rejections. So how will you keep upbeat and positive? How can you pull yourself out of the slumps and setbacks so inherent to the process?

3 Unexpected Tips For A Winning Job Interview

Mary Eileen Williams | Posted 04.21.2015 | Fifty
Mary Eileen Williams

You have an important interview coming up. You've done your due diligence, researched the company and have an understanding of the direction they are heading and the challenges they face. But are you now ready to ace the interview? Well ... not exactly!

Why December Is The Best Time Of Year To Look For Work

Mary Eileen Williams | Posted 02.03.2015 | Fifty
Mary Eileen Williams

Savvy job-seekers might know how to write resumes and cover letters, but few are aware of this surprising fact: Contrary to popular belief, December is actually the best time of year to look for work! There are two compelling reasons why this is true.

10 Effective Tips For Frustrated Midlifers Seeking A Job

Mary Eileen Williams | Posted 01.19.2015 | Fifty
Mary Eileen Williams

Today's job search is a difficult process. If you're currently out there looking for work, you know the roadblocks, frustrations and daily grind involved in finding a new position. Plus, if you're over 50, you have additional hurdles to overcome. Age bias is real and all too prevalent in the job market. Nevertheless...

3 Ways To Make Your Personal Brand Clear And Consistent

Mary Eileen Williams | Posted 12.31.2014 | Fifty
Mary Eileen Williams

The most elemental (and often most difficult) aspect of a job search is to precisely and powerfully describe who you are, what you're going for and how you can contribute. These three elements comprise the foundation of your branding campaign and form an integral component to each of the ways you will be presenting yourself to potential employers.

3 Ways To Energize Your Job Search And Get Hired Now

Mary Eileen Williams | Posted 11.24.2014 | Fifty
Mary Eileen Williams

Many job-seekers don't realize there is a seasonal aspect to the job hunt. The good news is that early fall is one of the two best times of year to look for work. Just like the school year begins anew, organizations gear up after the summer slowdown.

5 Ways To Pinpoint The Type Of Job That Will Keep You Satisfied

Mary Eileen Williams | Posted 10.15.2014 | Fifty
Mary Eileen Williams

As the old saying goes: if you aren't clear about what you want, how can you possibly know when you've got it? Nothing could represent that tried and true statement more than a job search.

Why So Many Older Unemployed Workers Can't Find A Job

Sara Rix | Posted 06.20.2014 | Fifty
Sara Rix

He remembers the exact date -- November 30, 2008. That is when Hue Galloway of New Britain, Connecticut was laid off with just a week's notice from his job repairing printers and computers throughout the state. His annual evaluations, he said, had been good -- 30 years of experience and 'never a bad review,' but that didn't keep him from being let go without any real explanation.

What to Know Before You Get Fired or Laid Off

Next Avenue | Posted 11.03.2012 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Donna Ballman So you hate your job and are ready to quit. Or you think you’re about to lose your position because ...