Job Hunting After 50 [NOOK Book]

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JOB HUNTING AFTER 50 is for people fifty years of age and older who are looking for a job. It addresses the issues they face in seeking jobs and encourages them to take an inventory of their skills and abilities through exercises and lists to find out what sets them apart from other job seekers. The book covers self-assessment of skills and qualifications, preparing a resume for today's market, dressing with style, using technology to find a job, indentifying mistakes made by over fifty job seekers and how to ...

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Job Hunting After 50

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Overview

JOB HUNTING AFTER 50 is for people fifty years of age and older who are looking for a job. It addresses the issues they face in seeking jobs and encourages them to take an inventory of their skills and abilities through exercises and lists to find out what sets them apart from other job seekers. The book covers self-assessment of skills and qualifications, preparing a resume for today's market, dressing with style, using technology to find a job, indentifying mistakes made by over fifty job seekers and how to avoid them, and job interviewing skills. Emphasis is placed on updating skills, improving energy level and attitude and also discussing where jobs are for this age group.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781435459106
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 2/9/2011
  • Sold by: CENGAGE LEARNING
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 663,505
  • File size: 778 KB

Meet the Author

Carol Silvis is the author of 101 Ways to Connect with Customers, Chiefs, and Co-Workers, Job Hunting After 50, 101 Ways to Make Yourself Indispensable at Work, and college textbooks 100% Externship Success and General Office Procedures. Other publications include "Time Management and Organization for Writers" (2012 Writers Market), a dozen creative non-fiction stories and inspirational pieces published in national magazines, and over 40 articles published in various newsletters. Ms. Silvis has a master's degree in education and has trained adults in how to get a job, keep and enjoy it, and advance on the job. She teaches part time at Penn State's New Kensington campus and leads workshops and seminars for schools, businesses, professional organizations, and libraries on job hunting, resume preparation, customer service, stress management, telephone techniques, human relations/teamwork, communication, writing, and time management/organization. She is the president of Pennwriters, a 400+- member writing group. She won the 2008 Meritorious Service Award, was past VP and Authors' Advocate, and was the 2005 and 2007 Conference Coordinator.

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Is There a Job After 50? 1. What Skills and Qualifications Set You Apart? 2. Resumes and Employment Letters. 3. Using Technology to Find Employment. 4. Networking. 5. Attitude, Energy, and Dressing for Success. 6. Mistakes Job Seekers Over 50 Make. 7. Where is the Demand for Over 50 Employees? 8. Create a Success Plan.

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