Mature Job Seeker

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The following articles can help you perform your job search with the proper mindset and attitude. Click on the Read more hyperlink, in order to view the entire article.

Career Transition For Middle-Aged Professionals

Career transition for middle-aged professionals poses particular challenges and hazards we’ve become all too familiar with. “I’m too old,” “they’ll want someone younger,” “I’ve become too expensive,” and “They might see me as past my prime or otherwise burned out” are all common and fairly logical assumptions that 50-somethings have made since the Great Recession of 2008 reared its ugly head and produced a jobless recovery.

Companies Hiring for Gen Y Attributes vs. Skills

Hiring managers used to assess candidates based on a laundry list of required skills. If the candidate wasn’t plug-and-play material, he or she wasn’t considered for the job. But things are changing. According to T.C. Whittaker, president and CEO of national recruiting firm 3P Staffing, now there’s a shift toward attribute-based hiring, where skill sets are less of a decision driver. Why?

Five Myths About Landing a Good Job Later in Life

There’s a stereotypical view of job opportunities for older workers, and it’s not pretty. It goes something like this. If you’re past 50 and thinking of a career switch, forget it. The opportunities for older workers in the new economy are pretty much nonexistent. And you’re in even worse shape if you’re in your 50s or 60s and retired but want to get back into the workforce in a job that is both challenging and financially rewarding.

Real Help for Post-50 Job Seekers

If you're a job seeker who's bid your 50th birthday goodbye, you know the challenges to reemployment only too well. The experts say you can figure on a far longer search time than your younger counterparts and, most likely, you can also expect a drop in pay. Making the process even more difficult, you'll need to overcome a variety of unkind stereotypes employers may hold against you by virtue of your age alone.