Older Job Seekers
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Older Job Seekers – I’ve been thinking about the challenges that older job seekers face. In my experience they do have it tougher. But, if you ane an older job seeker, with the right approach you can radically increase your chances of success.
Getting a job as an older candidate usually means working hard on projecting an energetic and delivery focussed image that doesn’t actually include how old you are. You can show evidence of capabilities without necessarilty saying how long you’ve spent honing them.
Older job seekers need to put a lot into “managing the brand.” Commit to good presentation, as well hard evidence of what you can deliver. It is important for all job seekers but particularly for older candidates. Think about how you are likely to be perceived. A confident, upright, open, posture projects energy. Let your enthusiam show through. Work hard not to show cynicism.
Do your homework on the latest developments in your field. Show that you are not afraid to learn new things. But at the same time show you do have wisdom and experience to share. Youe experience of life, as well as work, will be useful to them.
Career coaches and life coaches like me are around to help you thrive and succeed in challenging times. I’ve worked with lots of older candiddates to help them find and win good opportunities. Get in touch at this link – I would like to discuss how I can help you.
Wendy Smith is a career consultant, life coach and business coach with depth of experience in helping people lead happier lives and feel more fulfilled. She has worked in management as well as coaching and personal development, as well as starting up her own businesses. That means she is equally at home helping clients find a new career direction, starting-up a new business or dealing with life’s more challenging personal issues.
Need help finding work, with problems at work, at home or with relationships? Book a FREE coaching session with Wendy or find out more at this link