Over-40 job search guide : ten strategies for making your age an advantage in your career / Gail Geary.
by
 
Geary, Gail, 1943-

Title
Over-40 job search guide : ten strategies for making your age an advantage in your career / Gail Geary.

Other Title
Over-forty job search guide

Personal Author
Geary, Gail, 1943-

Publication
Indianapolis, IN : JIST Pub., [2005]

Copyright

Publication Date
2005

ISBN
9781593570903

General Note
Includes index.

Contents
1. Play it again on your own terms : Explore your career options and develop your ideal career ; What is your ideal career? ; Exploring new games: your career options -- 2. Play to your strengths : Identify and promote your age advantages ; Identifying your age-related advantages ; Comparing age-related advantages and strengths ; Overcoming age-related stereotypes ; Staying focused throughout your career search -- 3. Uncover what's hot and what's not : Finding careers that are financially healthy, hiring, and age diverse ; Identifying the top five financially healthy, hiring, and age-diverse industries ; The future of healthcare ; The future of education and educational services ; The future of residential services ; The future of products and services for the aging population ; The future of business-to-business services ; Comfortably managing your transition -- 4. Acquire inexpensive skill and credential updates : Revive a current or past career or jump-start a new one ; Getting the information you need ; Refresh your skills and credentials for the same position ; Refresh your skills and credentials for a different position ; Refresh your skills and earn credentials in a different industry ; Acquiring skills and credentials for an entirely new career ; Making a choice -- 5. Create a wow! ageless resume : Emphasize your experience, strengths, and benefits to the buyer ; Surviving the 30-second skim ; Attracting the right kind of attention ; Showcasing standout achievements and accomplishments ; Getting your resume into the hands of a hiring manager or human resources professional ; Trends in electronic resumes and portfolios -- 6. Find age-diverse job opportunities : Strategic searches online and off ; Networking your way to a job ; Strategic mailing and calling campaigns ; Effective online searches ; Answering ads in the newspaper ; Partnering with others in your job search ; Organizing your search ; Choosing your strategic search methods, online and off -- 7. Achieve memorable first impressions : Avoid the most common interview and networking mistakes ; The importance of the first 60 seconds ; Recognize that you are the product: your presence is the advertisement ; The key elements that positively affect first impressions ; Put it all together -- 8. Ace tough interview questions : Avoid discrimination and negotiate your best offer ; Avoiding the three most common interview pitfalls ; Understanding why employers ask age-related interview questions ; Acing the five key age-related, potentially discriminatory interview questions ; Answering illegal, age-related questions ; Preparing for other tough interview questions ; Closing the interview ; Sharpening your negotiation strategies -- 9. Explore the road less traveled : Entrepreneurial ventures and self-employment ; Affirming the age and experience advantages in an entrepreneurial/self-employment venture ; What are your entrepreneurial options? ; What legal business entity should you use? ; How does entrepreneurship fit in with future employment trends? ; Which road will you choose? -- 10. Too young to quit working : Careers for post-retirement years ; When is the right age to quit working? ; Evaluating some of the best retirement career options ; Enjoying a career in your "third stage of life" -- Epilogue. Ongoing job search and career management : Easing the financial drain of career search and the emotional roller-coaster of career management ; Avoiding unnecessary financial stress ; Managing the emotional roller-coaster of career search and career management.
 
Play it again on your own terms -- Play to your strengths -- Uncover what's hot and what's not -- Acquire inexpensive skill and credential updates -- Create a wow! ageless resume -- Find age-diverse job opportunities -- Achieve memorable first impressions -- Ace tough interview -- Explore the road less traveled -- Too young to quit working.

Abstract
Describes ten strategies designed to help job seekers over forty avoid or overcome discrimination and turn their age into an advantage in the job market.

Content Type
text

Carrier Type
volume

Language
Undetermined

Subject
Job hunting.
 
Middle-aged persons -- Employment.


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HCC-Rankin LibraryHF5382.7 .G43 2005BookCirculating Collection
LILS-Itawamba County Pratt Memorial Library (Fulton)650. 14 GEA -BookNonfiction Collection
LILS-Lee County Library (Tupelo)650.14 GEABookNonfiction Collection