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Need A Job? 3 Ways To Turn Your Networking Meetings Into An Offer

Mary Eileen Williams | Posted 12.14.2014 | Fifty
Mary Eileen Williams

Conducting a proactive job search is, by far, the most effective way to land your next position. Rather than merely reacting to the market by responding to postings, answering ads or attending job fairs, proactive job-seekers target companies where they'd like to work and network their way through the door.

The Key To A Successful Job Search You May Be Overlooking

Mary Eileen Williams | Posted 11.03.2014 | Fifty
Mary Eileen Williams

Most savvy job-seekers would reply to the negative. They are well aware that networking is the most effective method to finding work. In fact, job search articles claim that anywhere from 75 to 90 percent of positions are obtained through personal referral. And this percentage grows even greater for the older applicant.

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.

5 Ways To Work A Room Like You Own The Place

Mary Eileen Williams | Posted 05.24.2014 | Fifty
Mary Eileen Williams

Despite dramatic changes in job searching due to today's technology, one thing remains the same: people get people jobs! Studies remain fairly consistent showing that a minimum of 75 percent of positions is obtained by way of personal referral.

This Can Make Or Break Your Chance At Job Search Success

Mary Eileen Williams | Posted 03.30.2014 | Fifty
Mary Eileen Williams

Savvy job-seekers know that there are several ways to prepare for the job interview. Applicants must thoroughly research the company, understand the competition, and be knowledgeable as to the current conditions of the industry/field.

Land Your Next Job Now! 3 Winning Resolutions to Position Yourself for Success

Mary Eileen Williams | Posted 03.01.2014 | Fifty
Mary Eileen Williams

Take pride in your skills, your unique personal strengths and qualities and your value as a potential employee.

5 Great Seasonal Jobs For Post 50s

Posted 08.12.2013 | Fifty

Seasonal jobs are a great way for retirees to earn some extra income in a low-stress, no commitment setting. From working as an extra on the set of a ...

10 Keys To A Winning Webcam Interview

Mary Eileen Williams | Posted 08.10.2013 | Fifty
Mary Eileen Williams

Interviewing for a job can be difficult enough, but now technology has created a big, new, virtual wrinkle. More and more interviews are being conducted via the Internet by way of your webcam and they are growing in popularity because they save employers both time and money.

Why This 90-Year-Old Crossing Guard Is Finally Giving Up His Neon Jacket

Posted 04.08.2013 | Fifty

For more than two decades 90-year-old Fred Blackman has helped kids in Palm Bay, Florida safely cross the street and go to school. But now, accordi...

The Right (And Wrong) Ways To Use Job Boards

Next Avenue | Posted 03.28.2013 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Paul Bernard Employment sites can be a terrible waste of time for job seekers -- unless you know how to get the most...

The Great Program That Helps Older Workers

U.S. News And World Report | Posted 03.11.2013 | Fifty

BOSTON -- Alan Greenfield has leverage and he loves it. A serial community volunteer for many years, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology enginee...

3 Tips To Land A Job In The New Year

Mary Eileen Williams | Posted 03.14.2013 | Fifty
Mary Eileen Williams

How can you maximize the hiring opportunities that abound at this special time of year? Here are three powerful resolutions that can make a major impact on your Job Search 2013.

5 Ways To Boost Your Retirement Savings

U.S. News And World Report | Posted 03.06.2013 | Fifty

With a new year underway, it makes sense to think about how you can improve your finances. One of the best things you can do for your future is to mak...

5 Ways To Get The Encore Career Of Your Dreams

Marci Alboher | Posted 03.11.2013 | Fifty
Marci Alboher

Retirement isn't likely to make it onto any lists of hot trends for 2013. But if retirement is out, what's in? For a growing number of people, it's continued work.

The Job Interview Advice Older Men Need To Hear

Next Avenue | Posted 01.08.2013 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Lisa Vaas Men over 50 are especially resistant to change. Here are 5 ways to look like the guy to hire. A purple ...

5 Ways To 'Sell' Yourself At Holiday Parties

Mary Eileen Williams | Posted 02.13.2013 | Fifty
Mary Eileen Williams

Holiday parties and gatherings make for the perfect venue to connect with as many people as possible. So how can you successfully "sell" yourself while remaining festive, cordial, and all the while radiating the holiday spirit? There are many ways to do so.

3 Ways LinkedIn Can Help You In Your Job Search

U.S. News And World Report | Posted 12.08.2012 | Fifty

LinkedIn is, by far, the most active and successful social media hunting ground for talent utilized by businesses of all sizes. Moreover, third-party ...

4 Reasons Why December Is The Best Time To Find Work

Mary Eileen Williams | Posted 02.01.2013 | Fifty
Mary Eileen Williams

Do you consider looking for work over the holidays to be a waste of time? Do you figure companies don't usually hire in December... so why bother? Well, if these thoughts have crossed your mind, think again. December is actually the very best time of year to look for work.

What Is The Best Time-Management Website?

Next Avenue | Posted 11.24.2012 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue Geoff Williams Here's what happened when I tried 4 sites that promise to make users more efficient I am running ou...

Need A Job? The North Pole Is Calling

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 11.16.2012 | Fifty

This is the season where carrying a few extra years and pounds might actually help those mid-lifers in the job market -- especially if they are willin...

Do You Possess the 3 Traits of a Successful Job Seeker?

Mary Eileen Williams | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Mary Eileen Williams

Although there's little doubt that luck plays a role in job search success, there are three main traits that set the winning candidate apart from his or her competition.

3 Key Ways to Recharge a Stalled Job Search

Mary Eileen Williams | Posted 12.12.2012 | Fifty
Mary Eileen Williams

How you conduct your job search (as well as a bit of luck) have a far greater impact on your results than numbers cited by the media.

Job Hunt: 4 Steps To A Kick-Ass Elevator Pitch

Mary Eileen Williams | Posted 11.18.2012 | Fifty
Mary Eileen Williams

How do you go about making the most critical message of your job search -- your branding statement -- a powerful one? How can you engage your listeners and leave them wanting more? How can you sell yourself without sounding boastful and self-serving?

5 Ways to Get Your Resume Noticed

Mary Eileen Williams | Posted 10.30.2012 | Fifty
Mary Eileen Williams

With limited job opportunities and competition levels remaining high, your resume has to be top-notch. Here are five tips to make sure employers like what they see.

Why Positive Thinking Doesn't Work!

Next Avenue | Posted 08.25.2012 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By John Stark If you want your dreams to come true, you've got to accentuate the negative I recently wrote a blog ab...