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Over-40 job search guide : ten strategies for making your age an advantage in your career / Gail Geary.
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
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Publication:
Indianapolis, IN : JIST Pub., [2005]
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.
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