Three Ways to Overcome Age Bias in Hiring, Critical to Finding That Great Job

There has been a lot written in recent years about the challenges older workers face in finding gainful employment. In general, people over the age of 55 take longer than their younger job competitors to secure the work they desire with many choosing to leave the workforce out of frustration. The U.S. Census Bureau reported …

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3 Ways to Reduce the Emotional Impact of an Extensive Job Search Campaign

There is considerable material out on the web that provides people with guidance and recommendations on effective job search strategies; resume, cover letter, and LinkedIn profile creation; and interviewing skills. However, the toll a job search campaign can take on someone, especially a long and drawn out campaign, is not nearly as well covered. Stress, …

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Don’t Short-circuit Your Job Search Campaign with Poor Strategy Choice

A successful job search campaign requires careful planning and a focus on doing things that have the greatest positive impact. There are a range of job search strategies that you can use to find a great job. It is not practical to do them all, so developing an overall approach that includes strategies that are …

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Five Tips to Consider When Using Job Boards to Find Employment

The use of job boards such as Monster.com, CareerBuilder.com, Indeed.com, and Simply Hired.com has become the job search strategy of choice for many people. While these sites can be helpful in finding work, there are a variety of things to keep in mind when deciding to use one or more of them. Job boards are …

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5 Basic Steps in Preparing for a Job Interview

Performing well during job interviews is actually a critical element of any effective job search campaign. It is certainly unfortunate to do all of the hard work needed to get the interview just to reduce your chances at securing the position by performing poorly. Proper job interviewing has been the subject of a vast number …

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To Use or Not to Use Recruiters to Find a Great Job: That is a Very Good Question

The use of recruiters or “head hunters” to secure employment is a time honored practice. However, for every 10 people who swear by recruiters as a valuable job search campaign tool, there are probably 10 more who swear at the results they have gotten from the practice. So should job seekers use recruiters or not? …

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4 Ways Older Workers Can Strengthen Their Job Search Campaigns

There has been a fair amount of attention paid to the difficulties older workers face in finding employment. Data provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics for 2014 and 2015 indicate that older workers took up to 10 weeks longer to find employment than younger people. This trend can be very disturbing to older workers …

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3 Approaches to Use in Networking Your Way to a Great New Job

The U.S. Department of Labor reports that 80% of all employment positions are filled without the use of job advertisement postings by employers. This percentage is a bit shocking considering that many job seekers rely on newspaper want ads and job board postings as their primary job search strategy. Networking is one of the best …

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Build a Strong Job Search Campaign through Proper Planning

Well, you have decided to move on to a new job opportunity (either by choice or necessity). Now what do you do? Talking to career or job search professionals or reading articles posted on the web will point to a wide range of things someone needs to do to build a successful job search campaign. …

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Technology-driven Job Search Strategies Have Left Many Older Workers Behind

There has been a major transformation during the last decade or so in the way people look for employment opportunities. Hardcopy resumes and cover letters, newspaper ads, and face-to-face interviews have gradually given way to LinkedIn and Facebook profiles and personal websites, electronically transmitted career materials, job boards and web searches, and Skype interviews. While …

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