Like every other scary thing you might be faced with in life, once you've experienced it and made it safely to the other side it's not as terrifying as when it's a big unknown. So what do you do if it happens to you?
Today's stagnant job market holds special challenges for mature job seekers. Hiring opportunities are limited and the competition for jobs remains stiff. To be successful, you'll want to avoid the three common mistakes older applicants make.
It's supposed to be like your wedding day or the birth of a child: blissful. Life affirming. There are flags and robes and sashes, hugs and cheers and high-fives, the band playing its jubilant heart out. But I have never felt less like celebrating.
If it turns out there is one dream job out there for you, social media is also a great place to do a stunt or go the extra mile to prove to them how great you are for the job. Go ahead, tweet your way to a job.
"A lot of freelancers have incredible skills but don't know how to market themselves and no one knows what they can do. A simple thing like creating an online portfolio on a web page can go a long way."