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Are You Coming Across as Old?

Tweet Ask 40+, 50+ and 60+ job seekers and most will tell you they do not feel old.  Yet even with resumes free of dates, hiring managers say some mature workers simply come across as “old”, making them less likely to be hired. Of course age discrimination is illegal. What these hiring managers are talking […]

Job Search Strategies for Mature Workers

Tweet Being over 50 and looking for work can be a scary proposition. A  New York Times article details the fears and realities of looking for work at a time in life when many expected to be thinking their upcoming retirement, not job search.  Although the article painted a grim picture, the reality is, a […]

Should You Hide Your Age During Job Search?

Tweet Older workers often ask “How can I hide my age on my resume?”   They fear age discrimination and believe that concealing their age will help them avoid the issue.  They remove dates, graduation years and other give-aways. Here is a different approach:

Keeping Age Out of Your Job Search

Tweet Mature workers are sometimes concerned that their age may prevent them from getting hired. The reality is that age alone is very rarely a reason for eliminating a job candidate. Hiring managers are always looking for the best person to get the job done. Age is irrelevant if capability, likability and fit are all […]

Twitter and Your Next Job

Tweet Twitter is very hot these days, and it can be a very powerful tool in your job search.  Last week we shared the mysteries of Twitter hashtags. This week, we go in depth on what Twitter can do for you. For the uninitiated, Twitter is a social networking service for people to stay connected.  […]

Social Media 101 for Job Seekers

Tweet Many job seekers, especially mature workers, struggle to understand the role social media can play in a successful job search. Back in the day, resumes were printed and sent by mail and jobs were found in the local paper. Today it’s Twitter, LinkedIn and more. Ignoring these “new fangled” methods can greatly hinder a […]

Keeping Your Age from Being an Issue

Tweet Age discrimination is illegal so your age should not be an issue in your job search. At least that’s how it’s supposed to be. In reality, some feel their age might be a liability in their job search. A strategy to avoid the issue is to keep your age out of it until you’ve […]