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Looking for Work After 50

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.

7 Reasons Not To Celebrate Labor Day

Ann Brenoff | Posted 10.28.2014 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

As companies focused more on the bottom line, they began to refer to workers as "assets" and when times got tough, they looked at which "assets" to cut. "Do more with less," "Get rid of the fat," and "leaner and meaner" were the propaganda slogans that sent chills down workers' spines. Older workers quickly read the writing on the wall.

3 Simple Practices That Will Help Make You Job Candidate #1

Mary Eileen Williams | Posted 09.25.2014 | Fifty
Mary Eileen Williams

How would you like to be viewed as the #1 Candidate for the job? Think it's impossible once you've hit fifty or older? Think again!

3 Interview Pitfalls We All Fall For

Mary Eileen Williams | Posted 09.02.2014 | Fifty
Mary Eileen Williams

You have been called in for a job interview... You've studied the position description and have created several examples highlighting ways you've made a positive impact using the skills required in the posting. You've also prepared focused responses that feature your knowledge of the company. Yet there are three basic interview questions that can really trip you up.

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.

8 Solid Job Prospects For People Over 50

Next Avenue | Linda Singer | Posted 10.29.2013 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Linda Singer There has been lots of talk lately about the increasing number of companies looking to hire older worke...

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.

10 Reasons Why Companies Want To Hire You

Mary Eileen Williams | Posted 04.15.2013 | Fifty
Mary Eileen Williams

If you think that you're no longer valued in the work world, it's an awfully big challenge to present yourself as a confident, can-do candidate.

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.

Long-Term Unemployment Still A Reality For Older Workers

Sara Rix | Posted 02.13.2013 | Fifty
Sara Rix

Being over 50 and out of work can be a full-time job filled with disappointments, as the more than one million older long-term unemployed can undoubtedly confirm. No one knows those disappointments better than the Reverend Dr. Jean Coyle.

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.

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.

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.

3 Things Older Job Seekers Should Never Do

Mary Eileen Williams | Posted 09.27.2012 | Fifty
Mary Eileen Williams

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.

Job Interview Coming Up? Nail the Age-Related Questions!

Mary Eileen Williams | Posted 09.10.2012 | Fifty
Mary Eileen Williams

Here are some tips to help you frame your own answers to troublesome interview questions.

Heat Up Your Summer Job Search and Get Noticed Now!

Mary Eileen Williams | Posted 09.01.2012 | Fifty
Mary Eileen Williams

Summer represents one of the two best times of the year to ramp up your search. Here are three reasons why it's best to forgo the hammock, lay off the mint juleps and plug away.