MINIMIZE AGEISM issues.
Few comments from prospective employers are so demoralizing to candidates as, “We like you but you are overqualified for this job.” Most people interpret this as, “You are too old.” Continue reading 'Crush the ‘overqualified’ label'»
Open letter to resume writers: Stop stealing from your clients.
After reading the seventh professionally crafted resume that sucked it is time for me to hollar-back. When I see candidates being victimized by job search parasites I am enraged. Stop selling your services as a resume writer if you have never hired anyone. Don’t put up your shingle if you haven’t been in a professional role supporting those who do. Just because you can write or use a layout template doesn’t qualify you for the arcane art of resume writing.
Continue reading 'Bad resumes from professional resume writers maim your job search'»
My friend, Joe [not his real name] is 69 years old. He is advising six start up companies, sits on the board of three. He is routinely sought out for advice, teaching and speaking on entrepreneurship. Continue reading 'Senior citizen still working – no end in sight'»
Combat Agism, unemployment, and career stagnation.
Jobs are like busses, if you get on the right one, you arrive at your destination
Abstract: Executive career planning for job security – Visibility, choosing the right employer, your professional brand and importance of a Personal Board of Directors. Continue reading 'Job Security – Advanced techniques'»
Paul McCartney is 69 years old and still employed. I can’t help help but think that Paul’s success is based on principles any aging professional can use.
Last year he packed former Shea Stadium as he opened the new Citi Field with record breaking arena numbers in his Concert for NY City. This was a three night event and each night saw numbers never before hit for one performer. The concert was interspersed with his 33 record breaking top hits; more hits than Shea ever saw as a baseball venue. Continue reading 'Paul McCartney is 69 years old'»
Sometimes success is about what you DON’T do.
My friend Phil* is over 65 and a constant reminder to me that age has little to do with enjoying a solid work history. I met Phil when he was COO at a premier software company, just months before the deal was inked to sell the company to a F500 enterprise. I decided immediately I wanted to know more about him because he bragged about his nieces who were both engineers. Continue reading 'Triage your way to success'»
Are you too old to get a job? One of the advantages of being an insider is that employers often tell me things they would never mention publicly. There is an implied obligation on my part for complete confidentiality. There is no circumstance under which I will reveal the contributors to this article. So, please, don’t ask and don’t try to guess. I share this with you because I feel it is valuable information which will help many to make appropriate adjustments.
Continue reading 'Why employer’s don’t want to hire boomers'»
Field tested advice, links to blogs and room for your comments.
Continue reading 'Over 45 and looking for a job?'»
Executives: An invitation to ask for career advice. What do you need?
Reports of an uptick in hiring prompts me to ask, what do you need to land one of the jobs available in your neck of the woods? Here’s your chance to get field tested advice that works. Are there topics you’d like to see handled that speak to your own issues and concerns? Do let me know and I will get to it. Continue reading 'Executives: What career advice do you need to land a job?'»
Are you angry because you feel your age prevents you from landing an executive job? Is it your age or is it something else? Many people over 50 have jobs. Even those over 60 are gainfully employed. Why not you?
My friend Phil is over 65 yet he is constantly courted for his expertise and recently accepted a spot as a CEO in an early stage company. He has had no gaps in his career for over 20 years. Why? Because he is well networked and people know of his accomplishments. In a nutshell, those are the keys to continuous employment.
FREE EXECUTIVE COACHING FOUND HERE. What can you do to improve your chances of getting back to work as an executive? Here’s career advice that is field tested and proven to work. The comments made below are not meant to blame the victim, they are honest reflections of what employers see and how they react. I didn’t script them, I only interview hiring authorities and report. Continue reading 'Why Boomers don’t get hired'»
Other’s over 50 are gainfully employed, why not you?
What did they do that you didn’t? Create your own job security for a lucrative career. Take these steps now.
Over 50 and looking for work can be traumatic. You are told you are overqualified, won’t fit the culture or just overlooked.
Don’t let age discrimination get you down. Look around. Many people with a bit of grey in their hair and long tenure in the workforce are employed in terrific jobs and valued as members of the business community. Continue reading 'Over 50 and no job?'»