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Job Search For Older Workers

This Job Search For Older Workers section covers the practical skills required for a contemporary job search:  Resumes, Cover Letters and Interview Skills. We offer free resources to help you. We also offer a program that will give you a greater chance of success in getting the job you want.  Age and Age Bias will give you a lot to think about regarding your career.

I’ve been helping older workers with their job search and all aspects of career management for many years.  This category is full of job search for older workers articles I’ve written.  There are also hundreds more written by the employment /recruitment guru who  originally started this site. They are all free and right here for you read.

Young at Heart can help you find new work or gain more recognition for the work you currently do. If you would like personalized help contact me and we can discuss your needs.  Or you might like to check out our program, Career Reno, which offers amazing value.

 

Articles

  • 8 Interview mistakes to avoid April 13, 2021
    No-one wants to make mistakes at an interview for a job they want.  Yet so many people jeopardize their future career by making avoidable interview mistakes that spoil their chances of getting the job. Avoid these interview mistakes by being aware and well prepared.
  • Common job search mistakes made by older workers March 31, 2021
    There are 10 job search mistakes often made by older workers which cause them to miss out on opportunities for work that they want. This article will outline them for you but first, let’s not blame everything on age discrimination
  • 101 Tips for finding a new job March 1, 2021
    Have you been laid off, or are you looking for a better job? No matter what the reason for your job search there are plenty of traditional and not so traditional ways to find a new job. Don’t fall into the traps that prevent so many people from getting work that they want. We have ...
  • Organise your job search: 6 tips for 2021 August 16, 2020
    Organise your job search to improve your chances of success. The job search is never easy, but you can make it easier on yourself by going about things in a smart and organised fashion. Developing job search organisational skills will help you manage your applications and keep track of the people you have spoken to. These ...
  • How To Deal With 3 Sticky Behavioural Interview Questions July 12, 2020
    The good news is that you’ve been called in for an interview! But wait just a minute, the bad news is that you’ve been called in for an interview! You are under the spotlight The long-awaited interview can be your ticket to a new and better job, but it can also be an anxiety producer that keeps ...
  • Three Steps to Successful Information Interviewing March 19, 2020
    Most job seekers have heard the terms “information interview” or “networking interview”. But few people really understand how to use them effectively to make a successful career change. Read on to find out how you can improve your job search strategies.
  • The Great Man Behind The Parachute: Richard Nelson Bolles October 21, 2019
    My meeting with Richard Nelson Bolles, author of What Color is you Parachute There are not many times when you have the chance to thank someone who has profoundly changed your life through their authorship of a book.  In 2012 it was my privilege and pleasure of spend several hours with Richard Nelson Bolles, author of ...
  • How to Build a Powerful Professional Network October 5, 2019
    Once you are employed and intend to stay employed for some time, it is important to build a powerful professional network. It is so easy to become complacent and stop developing your professional network when you have been in a job for some time. But if you have recently been in the job market you will ...
  • How To Handle A Panel Interview October 4, 2019
    Congratulations! Your persistence and well crafted resume has opened the corporate doors for an initial job interview with a representative from the Human Resources department. You have already performed your research and due diligence on the company and now prepared to allow your personality, confidence, and experience help you to impress your interviewer. After a ...
  • How to Think Like a Recruiter to Get that Job Interview September 22, 2019
    Want to get a job interview? Then begin to think like a Recruiter!
  • How to Prove Age Discrimination in Hiring September 9, 2019
    How Can You Prove Age Discrimination in Hiring Like sexism and racism, it is extremely difficult to prove age discrimination against older workers in the workplace, and especially in the hiring process. They are unlikely to admit that age is a factor Very few employers will come right out and say that they’re not hiring you because you’re ...
  • The Plight of an Older Worker Searching for a Job September 1, 2019
    Being an older worker is a definite disadvantage in the jobs market. Don’t be dishearted. Read on for stories and tips to get the job you want.
  • 5 Strategies When Searching For A New Job August 30, 2019
    If you are searching for a new job read on for five strategies that will help your job search.
  • Get a Job Using LinkedIn: 10 Top Tips August 27, 2019
    LinkedIn is the biggest business network and is something you should take very seriously if you are looking for a career change or a new job opportunity. Read on to find out how LinkedIn can help you get the job you want.
  • Get a Job: The Do’s and Don’ts of Calling to Check the Status of Your Job Application August 14, 2019
    If you have submitted a job application but haven’t heard back from anyone it is very tempting to make a phone call to see what’s going on. If you are going to do this, do it in a way that will enhance your chances not ruin them.
  • How To Change Jobs – 6 Tips That Will Help You Get a Better Job August 10, 2019
    Your current job may not be giving you the satisfaction you want or your company may be undergoing a workforce reduction and you need to get another job fast. Changing jobs can be an overwhelming experience, but if you do it the right way, it will not cause stress to you. Learn how to change ...
  • How to Write a Good Resume That Grabs Attention August 3, 2019
    Your resume has two purposes: to get past the ‘gatekeeper’ and to get you an interview. Read on to find out how to achieve both these goals to get the job you want.
  • When To Retire August 1, 2019
    The 21st Century was supposed to usher in a wave of retiring Baby Boomers who would live off the spoils of their retirement funds.  The dream was of travelling to sunny destinations, playing golf and enjoying time with their grandchildren when they retired. The reality of the last decade has many Baby Boomers reconsidering this ...
  • Seven Keys to Working With Recruiters July 27, 2019
    Working with a recruiter could be one of the best career decisions you’ve ever made. It can also be a serious waste of time and lead to disappointment and even resentment. Choosing the right firm, the right recruiter and getting off on the right foot can be essential steps to landing you in a position ...
  • Mastering The Job Search Process June 30, 2019
    To master the job search process you need to understand how it has changed over the years. In the last two decades job seeking has changed.  Competition for every role seems more competitive than ever. The prosperous decade of the 1990s, when jobs were plentiful and money (not to mention credit) was seemingly free flowing, was ...
  • Best Practices for Identifying Excellent References for Your Job Search June 16, 2019
    Are Your References For Your Job Search Available on Request? If you’ve had your resume prepared professionally by a reputable resume writing service, you’re probably preparing for the interview for a job you truly want. Congratulations! Make sure that your interview kit is ready to go with a properly fashioned reference sheet, that is a list ...
  • Advanced LinkedIn Job Search Strategies April 21, 2019
    Tips on Using LinkedIn for Job Search Many professionals understand the importance of LinkedIn in your job search and how to start pursuing job opportunities using this professional networking platform. Once you have these basics under your belt, you are ready to move forward to more advanced LinkedIn job search strategies listed below. Note: These are tips ...
  • Important Job Search Tactics For Older Workers April 20, 2019
    Baby boomers faced with the prospect of job searching—in some cases for the first time in years—need to employ more sophisticated tactics in an overall job searching strategy. The days of relying strictly on a resume are long gone.  A well-written resume is still important.  However it’s only one tool in a job search strategy.  To ...
  • Supplementing Your Income Networking on the Internet April 9, 2019
    Do you run out of money before your next check comes in? Whether you are a stay at home parent, retired, or perhaps your income just isn’t enough, you may be interested in internet networking for supplementing your income. Not only has the internet supplied businesses the advertising mechanism to turn their small or local ...
  • How To Tap Into The Hidden Job Market March 4, 2019
    Tap into the Hidden Job Market! Cast your job search net wider and be proactive by tapping into the hidden job market. Are you aware that more than half of job vacancies are filled without job ads?  This usually happens through internal appointments, people making their availability known to an organization they would like to work for, ...
Freelancing to Supplement Retirement Income

Freelancing to Supplement Retirement Income

April 5, 2019

Have you thought about doing freelance work to supplement your retirement income? Do you love to voice your opinion on […]

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The Plight of an Older Worker Searching for a Job

September 1, 2019

Being an older worker is a definite disadvantage in the jobs market. Don’t be dishearted. Read on for stories and tips to get the job you want.

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How to Prove Age Discrimination in Hiring

How to Prove Age Discrimination in Hiring

September 9, 2019

How Can You Prove Age Discrimination in Hiring Like sexism and racism, it is extremely difficult to prove age discrimination […]

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A Program to Help Prevent Osteoporosis with Exercise

May 26, 2017

A disease without any symptoms, osteoporosis affects about 20 percent of men and 80 % of women. As the bones gradually […]

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April 20, 2023

For many years, taking a cruise for a family holiday was considered an expensive high-end trip that few people could […]

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Flexible Job for Baby Boomers – How to Enjoy a Retirement Vibe Without Retiring

March 13, 2019

 beBaby Boomers – How to Enjoy a Retirement Vibe Without Retiring My 79-year-old widowed mother has a part-time job aiding […]

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How to Keep Up with Technology Trends

October 16, 2019

Importance of keeping up with technology trends Being able to fit in with technology trends in the workplace is now […]

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August 14, 2023

About the Country It is situated in Western Europe and consists of islands including the northern one-sixth of  Ireland. It […]

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The pension system in the USA

February 12, 2022

The pension system in the United States is a system that provides regular income to individuals after they retire from […]

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January 25, 2023

One way for retirees to save money is by using coupons and discounts. Senior citizens can often find discounts and […]

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5 Ways to Fight Age Discrimination in Employment of Baby Boomers

August 16, 2019

How can you fight age discrimination in employment against baby boomers? The job market is hard for just about anyone. […]

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5 Strategies When Searching For A New Job

5 Strategies When Searching For A New Job

August 30, 2019

If you are searching for a new job read on for five strategies that will help your job search.

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Don’t Underestimate the Value of Your Transferable Skills

March 4, 2019

  Before you start considering what job to apply for, or start thinking about writing a résumé, do you know […]

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What is Your Definition of Retirement?

September 10, 2019

For many people that earlier definition of retirement, and the dreams that went with it, have been blown out of the water. Does your definition of retirement suit the current realities of your life?

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7 Outdated Myths That Will Kill Your Career Change Before You Start

May 4, 2017

If you’re a career-changing Baby Boomer, you may feel like you’ve gotten lost with Dorothy in Oz. You’ve achieved success […]

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50 Year School Reunion

December 5, 2018

Does the thought of a school reunion leave you feeling like hiding in a cupboard, never to reappear until the […]

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