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Job Search Tips for Older Job Seekers

  • 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

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Job Seeker Question: I have been unemployed for over two years and I do not have interviewing clothing many times I do not apply for jobs because I am embarrassed about the way I look. I can't afford to buy a new suit or shoes and I am worried no one will hire me wearing jeans.
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Don’t be embarrassed I understand that during a difficult economy it can be hard to obtain interview appropriate clothing. Remain positive in your job search I am sure you will find employment soon. Across American millions of job seekers struggle with the question of what to wear to a job fair or interview often times you think that dress for success means wearing a designer suit or expensive shoes. No!!! Dress for success means to avoid wearing jeans or gym shoes instead business casual clothing such as slacks, khaki pants, button-up shirt, tie and simple shoes.

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