Finding a new job, shifting careers or starting to work after a break between jobs feels scary for many people regardless of age and it seems particularly intimidating for women 50+. Given the changes in the job search process, it’s understandable to have some trepidation. The good news is that there are strategies you can use to increase your chances of success. We have to take control of our career planning to ensure we’re putting ourselves in position for long-term growth. This article outlines how to be more strategic about the process.
When you've lived a full life, there are many experiences to draw from. You may be concerned that you have gaps due to family needs, personal needs or job interruptions. But your skills and capabilities are YOURS. You may not have a "traditional" work history (whatever "traditional" means). You CAN craft a story that showcases your valuable experiences, skills, and abilities. What are Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) - How do I stand out without getting selected out (source - TBD)
Practically a requirement these days, to search and apply for jobs as well as connect and collaborate with other professionals. Ready to get started? Navigate to LinkedIn.com, enter your first and last name and email address in the indicated area, and create a password. Gather these basic ingredients: • Any current versions of your bio you have • Your resume or CV with your employment history • A high-quality headshot (if you don’t have one, have a friend take one for you)
Helpful resources for different aspects of your job search or career transition.
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