Over 40 & You're Hired!: Secrets to Landing a Great Job

Over 40 & You're Hired!: Secrets to Landing a Great Job

by Robin Ryan


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Over 40 & You're Hired!: Secrets to Landing a Great Job by Robin Ryan

“Robin Ryan has the inside track on how to get hired.”– ABC NEWS
If you are over 40 and struggling to land a new job, you’re not alone. It’s a whole new ballgame out there, so America's top career counselor has perfected a market-tested program to help you stand out effectively and appeal to employers amid age discrimination and floods of competition. In Over 40 and You’re Hired!, Robin Ryan draws on her 30 years of direct hiring experience, 20 years as a career counselor, and her extensive relationships with hundreds of recruiters, decisions makers, and HR professionals to give you the skills and tools you need to revitalize your career and secure a new, better-paying job. She covers:
     • How hiring has changed and what you need to do to compete
     • Ways to tap into the the 80% of all jobs that are never advertised
     • LinkedIn strategies you to need to use
     • Successful formats for creating a winning Resume and Cover Letter
     • Answers to tough interview questions
     • Effective strategies to overcome age discrimination
     • Proven salary negotiation techniques
     • Effective strategies to present yourself as the candidate to hire
     • Networking techniques to get in front of decision makers
     • Inspiration and motivation to foster your success!
“Targeted and strategic—a real winner."—  Business Radio Network
“Loaded with great tips and a valuable bonus section available only to book buyers.” – Long Island Press 
"If you use Robin Ryan’s advice, you definitely fly by the competition." -- KING-TV News
“Robin Ryan is America's leading authority on how to get hired in today’s job market.” —The Arizona Republic


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780143116981
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 12/29/2009
Edition description: Original
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 495,808
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Robin Ryan is the bestselling author seven career books and has been a career counselor for over 20 years, and has been hailed by the Boston Globe as “America’s top job search expert. She has appeared on over 1500 TV and Radio shows including Oprah, Dr. Phil, CNN, ABC News, Fox News, NBC Nightly News and NPR; and has spoken to over a thousand live audiences on improving their lives and achieving greater career success. Her advice has also appeared in The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, The New York Times, The Chicago Tribune, The LA Times, Business Week, Money, Fortune, and Good HousekeepingBased in Seattle, Ryan has a busy career counseling practice offering individual career coaching and job search services to clients nationwide. She holds a Master’s Degree in Counseling Education and a Bachelor’s Degree from Boston College.

Table of Contents

Preface vii

Acknowledgments ix

Part 1 It's A Whole New Ball Game

Chapter 1 Hiring Is Different Now 3

What Employers Say about Hiring Someone Over 40 5

The Pluses 6

Getting Laid Off When You are Over 40 9

Resilience is the New Key to Your Success

Consider Your

1913 Know Your Strengths 1913

2013 Volunteer Exp

2113 Ident

2213 Changing Careers 2

"Brand You" is Built o

2513 The

2612 Chapter 3 Ove

2913 Counter


4811 Part 2 The Hidden Job Market12 Ch

Finding Unadvertis

5313 The Process 5513 Prospecting Letters, Cold-Ca

5612 C


Get He

5913 Searching


6113 Review the Company's Website 62

Use the People Method 6213 Professional

6313 Study Trends in You

6413 Summary 65

Chapter 6 Referral N

6713 Success Rates 681

Finding Contacts 6813 In

6913 M

7213 Guid

7312 C

Finding Job Openings Using We

7513 Use Niche

7613 Don

7613 Swe

7713 St

7713 General Rules for Responding Online 7813 Specific Tips When

8013 Where Not to Go

Summary: Good Websites to Us

8212 Chapter 8

8313 LinkedIn 8313 Coll

8513 Chapte

What You Need to Kn

8713 Internal H

8713 Executive Recruiters 8811

Resumes a

Chapter 10 Your Tar

9313 Sell Your Assets 9413 Must-Use Res


Acceptable Resume Format

9612 Chapter 11 Guidelines


Formatting and Layou

10013 Writing Secrets to Use 1

Chapter 12 Resume Samples 1091

Resume: Senior Executive-Laid Off 11013 Resume: Fortune 500 Man

11513 Resume: Senior Execut

11913 Resume: Direct

12413 Resu

13113 Resume: Professional-Seeking Internal

13513 Extra Help is Available

Chapter 13Eye-Catching Cover Letters 139

Applying When You're Overqualified 14

Employers' Advice on Writing a Cover Letter 14313

Addressing the Request for Sala

14712 Chapter 14 Cover Letter

14913 Open Your L

15013 Electronic Sub

15212 Chapter 15 Cover Letter Samples 154

Part 4 Interviewing and Salary Negotiations12 Cha

Wow 'Em With a Successful Presentation 1

Show and Tell 17013 Pa

17113 Looking as Successful as Possib

17313 Tips for Men 17413 Tips for Women 17713 Im

18112 Chapter 17 Acing The Job Inte

18213 The 5-Point Agenda 18413


Situational Questi

18613 Dealing with Tough, Tricky Questions 18713

Illegal Probing 18813 Practice Questions

18913 Research the Compa

19413 Preinterview Tip

19513 First Hurdle: Screen

19513 Engage the Interviewer

Don't Babble 19

Take Notes-the Employe

19913 Closing

19913 Aft

19913 Summary 20012

Salary Negotiations

Who Earns Wha

20213 Get the Job Offer First 20313


Know What You Want 2051




Negotiating an Exit Severance Pa


21113 Summary 21113 The Final

21211 Part 5 Living a Better Future12 Chapter

Set S.M.A.R.T. Goals 21513 Robin's S.M.A.R.T. Goal-Set

21713 Roadb

21813 Time M


Listening to Your Dreams 22012 Cha

You're Hired! 22213 Do it Now! 2241

They Did it and So Can You 22513 Summa

22912 Career Resources to Help You 231

Career Counseling and Job Sear

23113 Available Book

23213 Robin Ryan

23213 Free Down

23313 Free Newsletter 234

What People are Saying About This

From the Publisher

"Robin Ryan is the leading job search expert in America today."
-CBS Radio

"Superb! Robin Ryan's a brilliant mentor guiding you through the hiring maze to surpass your goals and profoundly impact your life in the most positive of ways."
-Stephen R. Covey, author, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

Stephen R. Covey

"Superb! Robin Ryan's a brilliant mentor guiding you through the hiring maze to surpass your goals and profoundly impact your life in the most positive of ways."--(Stephen R. Covey, author, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People)

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