4 Job Searching Guidelines for the Over-50s

There are more than seventy-seven millions of people were born in year 1946-1963 in the region of United States. But only an estimate of 42% people has a well-run job. More than 25% people of United States’ citizens have their retirements. So, there are a huge number of people who are over 50s now and do not have any job to run their home.

It is a huge challenge for US government to provide jobs to these middle-aged citizens. That is why; over 50s people should try manually for a good job. If any company chooses 41 to 45 plus person for work, it will surely base on the person’s qualification.

A recent study says, there is a subtle ray of hope for “over 50’ people as there are various kinds of career option are recently opening for this age band.  A career expo was held in US. The career expo was organized and sponsored by the Fairfax County, Jewish Council for the Aging, Virginia, and the Capital Business Weekly of the Washington post. Thousands of jobseekers of the age group of fifties had attended the ceremony. Numerous careers counseling sessions were held for those people. Some employees also attended the career expo. Here are some of those discussed topics of career expo is discussed.

Few Tips for Over Fifty Job Hunters:

Strong Network:

The most common and trustworthy way of getting a job is from recommendation. If you know any person who has a strong network in the industry, then you should ask him about a recommendation. Try to connect with your past mentors and pat colleagues. You have to stay updated in your social media profiles. Try to grab everyone’s attention by polishing your personality. A good personality will help you to build a strong network in your professional field.

Prepare Yourself For The New Job:

When you are over 50, the job application process will be much complicated. It may not seem similar with your past experiences. If you really want a job in recent times in a technical field, then you must know the handling of modern tools. You may be asked to give instant presentations in your interviews. So, make yourself ready for new interviews.

Show An Updated Resume:

You should create an attractive resume. You have to present your resume in various places. So it has to be perfect. Try to focus on highlighting your past job experience of 10 to 15 years. If you have a long experience of working in a company for 30 years, then it will be highly beneficial for you. The company may ask you about your past details so it is better for you to prepare an updated resume. You should list all your important credentials and carry it in every interview. You can update your resume in various career oriented websites, like- LinkedIn, skill pages, etc.

 Your Age Is Your Asset:

 When you are discussing your skills with people try to show off your age as an asset. You have years of hardship experience, so try to utilize it in your job application process. Try to inform your interviewer about how your experiences can help their company.

Lastly, try to be always positive. Utilize all these instructions in your job seeking process, and you will surely find a good job in your 50s.

Author’s Bio: Simon Hopes Is a very popular writer who has a great experience in writing articles and blogs on the topic of jobs, private tutoring, educations, etc. if you want to know more about these topics, then you can view the other writings of this writer.

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Comment by Keith D. Halperin on June 18, 2014 at 5:10pm

Thanks, Simon. ISTM if you're in your fifties (or if you're not), you should try to interview at companies where there are lots of people your age.


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