15 Tips to Get More Job Interviews When You are Over 50In an ever-changing workforce, people over 50 years are finding it harder to get a job, or at least feel that they are at a disadvantage, especially if they feel that they are competing with younger and more vibrant applicants.This book will help you overcome those fears and insecurities, and help you land that job or opportunity that may at first seem to be beyond your reach. It is a guide that contains proven steps and strategies on how to confidently and effectively, seek out, and obtain jobs in a job marketplace that is increasingly getting competitive, complex, and whose technology seems to be increasingly trending towards younger people. I will provide you the mindset and the tools you will need to face this marketplace, and to prepare you for the often arduous and sometimes, demoralizing job of getting a job.I have broken down these tips into three parts, which equates your job search to an organized set of events that are roughly chronological. Part I – Be Prepared Just In Case – Even before you are terminated, lose your job, or decide to leave your current situation, there are a few basic things you need to address and think about. If you take care of things with the following five tips, you will leave the world of gainful employment with decidedly more confidence and assurance that you will soon hop back into the job or opportunity of your choice.I have put special emphasis on how you will “market” yourself in Tips 4 and 5 because your networks and your presence on the internet is essential in today’s extremely wired world.Tip Number 1 – Be Positive and Act Positive!Tip Number 2 – Feel, Act, and Think YoungerTip Number 3 – Discover Yourself Through Your WorkTip Number 4 – Keep and Update Your Networks and ContactsTip Number 5 – Maintain and Keep an Updated Digital PresencePart II – Now That You’re Searching – You have found yourself out of regular employment. Now what do you do? Instead of telling you to just jump out and take those classified ads, I show you how to adequately prepare yourself to be a highly desirable candidate.Tip Number 6 – Do NOT take Extended Relaxing Breaks or Time Off In Between JobsTip Number 7 – Learn New Skills or Sharpen Your Existing OnesTip Number 8 – Keep Your Mind Open for “Non-Ideal” JobsTip Number 9 – Consider a Temporary AssignmentTip Number 10 –Consider Doing a “Company Search” Instead of a Job SearchTip Number 11 – Consider Volunteering with a charity or non-profit.Note that Tip Numbers 8 to 11 may seem to overlap and be redundant. But each tip stands on its own, depending on your personal needs, availability of opportunities, and your eventual career objectives.Part III Getting Ready to Dig In – You have completed the spade work. You now have the tools and understanding on how to attract those interviews. Finally, it is time to consider how you will confidently march into the job search arena.Tip Number 12 – Do Not Attempt To Hide Your True Age or Experience.Tip Number 13 – Maintain Some Salary FlexibilityTip Number 14 – Make Your Résumé an Effective Interview MagnetTip Number 15 – Prepare for Your Interview by Being Physically, Mentally, and Emotionally Ready
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William Pan is a Self-help Author, Accountant, and Small Business Coach on a mission to help entrepreneurs create thriving businesses and serve as their trusted mentor. Throughout the span of over two decades, he has gained extensive experience in the business world. In addition to ensuring small businesses get from point A to point B efficiently and effectively, William’s sights are set on making a lasting positive impact in people’s lives