Looking for work when you're a jobseeker past fifty can bring up a number of issues:
*Am I too old to be competitive in today's youth-oriented market place?
*I haven't updated my resume in fifteen years and have no idea what they're looking for now.
*I realize I've got skills but I'm not sure how to name them or be able to speak to my accomplishments at work.
*I did my job and did it well, but I don't know how to market myself.
If you relate to any of these concerns, you're at the right place. There are specific, proven techniques you can use to market yourself that will make you highly attractive to potential employers. Certainly ageism exists but there are also real pluses you bring as an older applicant. By learning the essential ways to focus on your added value, you can turn your age into an advantage. This column will give you the tools you can use to highlight your skills and experience, successfully navigate today's competitive job market, and provide you with the surefire methods to distinguish yourself as the candidate of choice.
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