You might hear
"40+ workers" (over 40s) saying, "Workplace
expectations have sure changed.
I expected to be employed by the same company for life
and to use the basic skills and knowledge I received through my
education and early job training.
Now organizations want me to keep up with all the changes
in my field as well as technology, to maintain a results
oriented approach; and, I may still be among the first to go in
a downturn because I make too much money!"
40+ workers find
themselves operating under new expectations and in search of new
employment more often than they ever thought they would.
Organizations are looking for workers who:
can easily adapt to change
have current skills
are technologically savvy
Rely on sending resumes in response to ads or leads
vs. making a personal contact.
You will find out more information through a conversation
as well as making a connection
Let too much time pass before they start the job search -
start right away and keep your momentum up using tips above.
Pull out that old resume and give it a once over - it's
chronological and has every job you have ever held on it!
No, No, No - start over with functional resume - only
those qualifications that map to the job
- for those that want real change in their lives and to find
for more resources for over 40's
resumes and cover letters
Inc. - www.clickit.com -
career advancement networking organization for executives and
senior professions (over $75,000)
Forty Plus - www.fortyplus.org
- job search programs, networking
Career Services for AARP members
The following can be found in your local library and are available
for purchase at Amazon.com
Power Interviews - Job-Winning Tactics from Fortune 500
by Neil Yeager and Lee Hough, John Wiley and Sons
Only Too Late If You Don't Start Now:
How to create your Second Life at Any Age
by Barbara Sher - see
Career Doctor - Preventing, diagnosing, and curing fifty
ailments that Can Threaten Your Career,
by Neil Yeager, John Wiley and Sons
Artist's Way At Work, Riding the Dragon - Twelve Weeks to
Mark Bryan with Julia Cameron and Catherine Allen, William
Morrow and Company