- Remove employment dates from your resume; use a functional resume instead of a chronological resume. Employers will focus on your experience instead of your age.
- Practice interviewing. Often employers expect older job seekers to be talkative, rigid and stuck in their ways, so practice shortening interview answers, emphasize that you would be flexible and eager to learn new things.
- Technology is the key to employment. The most common stereotype in the job search market is that older job seekers are not trained in the latest technology. Employers embrace technology savvy candidates therefore learn and use the three top social media websites Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook. All job seekers of any age and industry should be proficient in World Wide Web navigation and the five most popular Microsoft software applications Excel, Powerpoint, Word, Outlook and Publisher.
Job Search Tips for Older Job Seekers
Written By. Caree Eason, Community Outreach Director