These days, more and more people are looking to stay in the workforce longer and are seeking satisfying, fulfilling jobs. How to Get a Good Job After 50 is a step-by-step guide to finding and winning the sort of job older employees want to have! In clear, practical chapters, job search expert Rupert French shows you how to adopt a pro-active, ‘self-employed’ approach that builds self-esteem and promotes a time-efficient, self-managed job search program. Learn how to: • concentrate on no more than two or three job leads at any one time • use proven marketing techniques to win good jobs • write résumés that grab the employer’s interest in the first few sentences • find jobs before they are advertised • build an effective job search network • use social media to support your job search • maintain a positive self-image • effectively prepare for a job interview. Older workers are vital to the workplace; they have skills, reliability and a sense of responsibility that can only be gained through experience. How to Get a Good Job After 50 explains how to demonstrate these qualities to prospective employers, turning your age into an advantage. Covering all aspects of the job search, this is the essential guide to taking control of your career with expertise and confidence. Follow French’s tried and tested recipe for success to find an inspiring, fulfilling job in record time!
Your guide to navigating today's workplace and snagging that perfect job Whether you're searching for a new job by choice or necessity, consider this book your life raft. You'll find all the resources you need to job-hunt—from building an online presence and revitalizing your résumé to negotiating a salary and landing that job! The power of people — harness the power of the people you know — friends and family, former colleagues, social media contacts, and more — to network your way to your next job Mirror, mirror on the wall — rehab your résumé and cover letter, build a positive online presence, acquire social media street smarts, and market yourself on LinkedIn Hang your own shingle — join the growing ranks of the self-employed with advice on launching your own business, working as a freelancer, turning a hobby into a profit, and cashing in on your natural gifts Scope it out — discover which jobs are in demand and expected to grow, what they pay, and whether you're qualified
You can find profitable, fulfilling work after 50! Kerry Hannon's national bestseller, Great Jobs for Everyone 50+, has become the job-hunting bible for people in their forties, fifties, and beyond. With her no-nonsense style, Hannon shows where the opportunities are and how to get them. In this completely revised edition, Hannon offers twice as many jobs and brand-new material to market your skills in today’s job market, with expert tips on revamping a résumé, networking, interviewing like a pro, building a social media platform to stand out in the crowd, and much more. Whether you took early retirement, were laid off, are seeking a job that you will love, need supplemental income, or want to stay engaged and make a difference by giving back with your talents, Hannon’s book is an essential tool. The truth is that many companies are looking for candidates with your experience, expertise, and maturity. The trick is finding those employers—and going into your search with a positive attitude and realistic expectations. This completely updated Great Jobs shows you how to avoid common job-seeking mistakes and helps you find your ideal employment in today’s landscape.