Job Seekers Over 40 are Gaining Success in the Job Marketplace!

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Fact, many workers near or over the age of 40 years old believe they are at a distinct disadvantage over younger job seekers.  True there are potential price tags in terms of salary, but the marketplace for “older” is shifting dramatically and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future if you are ready! [Read more…]

Resume Tips for Advanced Age Job Seekers!

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FACT, the job market is as intense today in its competition than it ever has been.  With more and more people looking not just for work, but a career; it seems that there are segments and job seeking audiences that are affected more than others.  One segment in particular is those that have experience of 15+ years in any industry.  There are real misconceptions that you need to overcome.  Let’s look at a few of the hurdles: [Read more…]

Being Seen As Still Relevant and Worth Being Wooed

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Whatever career path you choose to take, it is vital that you develop knowledge-based competence and transferable skills to remain marketable to employers, especially as you approach the twilight of your career. To be successful in your chosen field, simply getting a degree and good grades won’t be enough. More importantly, you have to be able to develop skills and traits that will keep employers looking for you. Perhaps you are wondering now what knowledge and skills you need to focus on acquiring and enhancing throughout your career. [Read more…]

What Companies Are Looking for in a Job Candidate

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Every job seeker has to have a particular job hunting strategy that will help them overcome the challenges that come with searching for a job. Using the right combination of techniques, you can rest assured that your job application will be on the top of employers’ lists. Among the many aspects of any job search strategy, there is one that you have to take very seriously, and that is to prove to your potential employers that you are the best fit for the position. So what is it exactly that hiring managers are looking for in a job candidate? [Read more…]

Common Obstacles to a Successful Career

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What do you think is the biggest mistake you could make to your own career? By doing enough research, you would actually learn about the common pitfalls that lead to an individual’s career failure. You would be so eager to know about these things because this is the only way you could prevent them from ruining your own career. Explained below are the common obstacles faced by workers that may cost you your job. [Read more…]

Mistakes Job Seekers Should Avoid

The truth is, no job seeker is perfect. This means that every time you apply for a job, you are likely to commit at least one job search mistake. There is nothing wrong with this, of course, because everyone else does. What you don’t want is to make the same mistakes over and over again and let those mistakes ruin your chances of landing a job all the time. By knowing what mistakes most job hunters make, you will know what to avoid to make sure you will eventually get the job you have always wanted.

Here’s what you should not do as a job seeker. [Read more…]

The Top 5 Features which Make for the Perfect Job

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What would make a perfect job? There are probably as many answers for this question as there are working people on this planet. However, we may be able to come up with some things which figure on most people’s list of ideal job. These factors constitute the most enjoyable, satisfying and rewarding professional experience. So what are these factors? [Read more…]

Shocking Truth about Job Hunting, Resume and Career Services

As a job seeker, you must have been warned several times by your seniors about the challenges that you will be facing as you search for your first job. It is possible also that you have done your own research about the techniques you can use to ensure that you will be hired in no time. Although it would really help if you gather all those facts, information, and tips from other people, there is still no guarantee that they will work to your favor. Even if you work with people offering resume and career services, you will be told that you can never be sure that your job hunting strategies will work. Nevertheless, you would surely want to know everything that may or may not happen as you look for a job.

Explained below are some facts about job searching that you may find shocking. Knowing these will help you change your strategy a bit, which could result in you finding a suitable job very soon. [Read more…]

Your Personal Brand as a Transferable Skill

Although it is a newer concept by now most people are aware of the idea of personal branding, and just how important it can be to your career if you can establish a strong one for yourself that is consistent and impressive. What you may not be aware of though is just how to use your personal brand as a transferable skill, one that can help you secure that new job you want or finally make the career change you have had in mind for years!

 

Your Personal Brand as a Transferable SkillYour Resume – However much the world of work has been changed by technology and by things like social media, your resume is still probably the first chance you have to make an impression on a potential new employer. Listing all of your skills and past achievements is great, but you still need to make sure that your resume as a whole accurately reflects the personal [Read more…]

Career Change after 40 – How to Market your Experience

Making a career change over 40 isn’t any easier than it was in your 20s or 30s.  Whether your decision is based on your desire to finally pursue your dreams or a need to find a new career path due to an ever-shrinking market or faltering industry, making a career change in mid-life can leave even the most confident job seekers asking themselves, “How do I find a new career?”

Before you start sending out resumes, you must first take the time to make a plan for your next career – assessing your skills (including those that may be transferable in your new field) and really plotting a new trajectory for yourself. [Read more…]

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