I am the founder of a new customer contact center based in Las Vegas. I am also well-known and respected within my industry, with a successful track record spanning two decades; in fact, I have been written about and featured in many national, regional and local business publications.
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.
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.
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...
Has your job search stalled? Are you feeling isolated and discouraged? Do you believe your age alone has led to major setbacks and missed opportunities? If you answered, 'yes' to any of these questions, you just might find yourself pleasantly surprised.
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.
While the speeches are often inspiring, sometimes funny, and occasionally boring, rarely do they provide the advice new graduates most need at that precise moment: how to get started in a career, or even get their first job.
Imagine this scenario, you are in the process of looking for a new job and have several companies in mind. While searching on Linkedin, you come across Jerry at SpaceX who is a 2nd-degree connection to one of your professional contacts.
Now that students are grown and entering the workforce, how will parents transition? Every parent is interested in their son or daughter finding a great job and being successful, but there are limits and good ideas for parents to help their kids land a job after college.