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Finding a Job After 50: Job Search Tips Part 1

  The Devil is in the Details You’ve heard finding a job is a full-time job. It’s not only how much time you spend looking for a job, but how you spend your time. Finding a job over 50 is often more difficult. It’s critical to manage your time and get organized early on. Follow these […]

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Once You Have a New Job: Now What?

After You’ve Gotten the Job, there is no “resting on one’s laurels” in the new work world. As soon as you have a new job, it’s time to start preparing for the next one. That doesn’t mean you should be in a constant state of panic. It just means you have to maintain your awareness […]

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Resumes for Those Over Fifty Part 3

Do it well and the resume will lead the way to interviews and other important encounters. Do it poorly and see doors shut squarely and firmly in your face. 14. What’s your intention? The objective tells the person who is reading your resume what position you are applying for. Just state the job title. Example: […]

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Resumes for Those Over Fifty Part 2

A resume should not read like a professional obituary, but as a testimonial of what you have to offer. At its very best, a resume will not get you a job. It is merely one step in the process. 7. “And Action!” Start sentences with action verbs, such as managed, coordinated, organized, and researched. Example […]

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Resumes for Those Over Fifty Part 1

When someone starts a job search, the first thing they think of doing is updating their resume. A good resume is a powerful tool that works as an important calling call to tell people who you are and what you do 1. Spell check doesn’t check it all Check your resume for errors. Triple chick […]

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Maintaining a Positive Attitude: Job Search Over 50 Part 3

Looking for a job is difficult. Maintaining a positive attitude even harder. Following the suggestions listed here will give you the tools to have a positive frame of mind. Read: Maintaining a Positive Attitude: Job Search Over 50 Part 1 Maintaining a Positive Attitude: Job Search Over 50 Part 2 12. Now is not the […]

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Maintaining a Positive Attitude: Job Search Over 50 Part 2

Read: Maintaining a Positive Attitude: Job Search Over 50 Part 1 Maintaining a positive attitude is not easy when you’re looking for a job at any time, but especially over 50. There are things you can do to control your attitude. Follow whatever suggestions work for you. 6. Feed the bears Feed your mind/body/spirit everyday. […]

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Maintaining a Positive Attitude: Job Search Over 50 Part 1

Keeping a good attitude is paramount in getting a job. No matter how hard you try to hide it, feeling defeated will cloud all of your activities. Do not ignore your feelings and do not pretend that others won’t notice. 1. The little engine that could… Use affirmations. An affirmation is a positive assertion you […]

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Know Where You’re Going: Job Search Over 50 Part 3

Read: Know Where You’re Going: Job Search Over 50 Part 1 Know Where You’re Going: Job Search Over 50 Part 2 Many job searchers are reluctant to reach out to people they haven’t talked to in years. Don’t let that stop you. They haven’t contacted you either. The number success key to find a job […]

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Know Where You’re Going: Job Search Over 50 Part 2

Read: Know Where You’re Going: Job Search Over 50 Part 1 Research is a huge part of the job search process. Even more important is talking to people. By the time you’re over 50, you know many people. Don’t be shy about asking questions and searching others you can help you in your job search. […]

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