Career Acceleration Strategies and Skills

For Older Job Seekers

Top 9 things to Remember When Life is NOT Going Your Way

Top 9 things to Remember When Life is NOT Going Your Way

Life is not easy to play on. All of us had gone through the bad times in our lives and we get through them, however some get through them more easily on the other hand some people had to fight for a while to rush through harsh times.

So what’s their secret? Let us find out. Here are the top 9 things to remember when life is not going your way.

1. Stop Complaining. Stop it Right Now!

When life is getting tough, things will never be too easy for you.

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Fashion Tips for Older Job Seekers

Fashion Tips for Older Job Seekers

Even though experience should count when you’re job searching, it’s not necessarily an asset these days. The older you are, the longer it can take and the more difficult it can be to find a job. You can be considered “old” in your forties and fifties, and sometimes even younger.

You can strategically write your resume and cover letter, but you can’t change the basic facts – your actual age and your employment history are etched in stone. However, there are ways you can work on your appearance when you are job searching. And that can make a big difference when you’re interviewing. Read more

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Job Search Tips for Older Job Seekers

Job Search Tips for Older Job Seekers

By , About.com Guide

I’m always a little surprised at how young can be considered old by employers. In some industries, especially high-tech, even mid-thirties can be considered old. In fact, I spoke to one computer programmer who considered the workers in his office who were over thirty old!

Unfortunately for older job seekers, the older you are, the longer it can take to get a job and the harder it can be to get hired. Read more

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Resume Tips for Older Job Seekers

Resume Tips for Older Job Seekers

By , About.com Guide

Age isn’t always an advantage when you’re job searching, especially in a competitive job market. Hiring managers can view older workers as more expensive to hire, as having outdated experience or too much experience, or as not being current with today’s technology and workplaces.

One way to overcome the perception that your age is an issue, is to age proof and edit your resume. Limiting what you include on your resume, from a chronological perspective, can help job seekers avoid the stigma of being considered “too old” by a prospective employer. Read more

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