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Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Your Personal Branding as an Older Worker

What Sets You Apart?

Personal branding is the act of letting your identity be known and showing the qualities that set you apart from others in your area of discipline. It comprises a combination of skills and talents alongside style and personality. In other words, it requires having a clear message of who you are, what direction you are going in, as well as the experience you have. You are letting the hiring manager be aware of your identity so that you are not just part of the faceless crowd.

Personal branding comes with lots of advantages. Besides highlighting your personal strengths, personal branding can help pull your resume from the bottom to the top of the pile and make you an outstanding interviewer.
Here are some tips to help prepare yourself for a new job:

  • Brainstorm: Take some time to think about what to include in your personal brand. You can do this by going over your resume, understanding the leadership qualities you possess and your work ethic. Determine the path or direction you want to take your career in and also figure out the type of projects you are mostly drawn to. Then, develop a big plan on how to express this to the hiring managers and recruiters.
  • New Market, New Skill: You have to accept the fact that you are competing in a marketplace which is entirely different from what you had in the past. Consequently, you have to learn about the new workplace, accept and leverage it to your advantage. You can do this by trying to understand the generational differences. For example, there is a myth that older workers are not usually energetic or tech savvy. However, they are generally taken to be reliable, honest, hardworking and loyal. Take the positive assumptions, and use them to your advantage. Efforts should be made at addressing the negative ones.
  • Technology and social media: Brush up your knowledge about the latest technologies and get yourself engaged in the use of social media. Show your prospective employer your willingness to learn new things. Social media is a great platform to start your personal branding. Therefore, you have to build a social media friendly resume and ensure its done the right way by not making blind submissions to different websites. The idea is to create a resume that would be so dynamic that it becomes readily accessible through searching, distributing and sharing. The resume should be able to:
  • Accurately portray who you are as a brand.
  • Attract hiring managers, recruiters and job opportunities to you, instead of going about making blind submissions.
  • Showcase your abilities, talents as well as what you look for in a job. You can create a personalized resume by clicking here.
  • You can also make use of a cover letter. A cover letter represents a better place to make your personality known. Be unique and discuss why you would be a better choice over your younger colleagues. Start creating cover letters that get interviews by clicking here.
  • Posting your information on platforms like Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Reddit, Tumblr and others is a good way to get started.
  • Make Yourself Stand Out: This involves convincing the hiring managers that you are a very rare talent. Start by expanding your thinking about your own particular capabilities, then tell it to the world. And make sure you describe your unique personal brand value in everything you do. You can do this by; creating an online profile and identity, building your network, connecting with local groups and associations, and seeking out volunteer opportunities.

Studies have shown that most workers who seek job opportunities at mature ages usually find the new job more appealing when compared to the old job. Therefore, ask yourself how you could combine your vast knowledge, experience,and personality to produce something that a younger counterpart cannot. In other words, regardless of your age, you can always brand yourself and stand out.

CLICK HERE for a complete schedule of online workshops and resources to prepare you for your new career.


Saturday, October 8, 2016

5 Ways to Find a Job on LinkedIn

Are you making the most of LinkedIn?

LinkedIn is a professional networking site which offers unique features for both businesses and job seekers:
  • Businesses can easily post jobs, find prospective clients and check references. 
  • Job Seekers: A good knowledge of this platform gives you a great chance of getting a job within the shortest time possible.
Here are five major ways to find a job in just sixty days on Linkedin
#1 Make Yourself Easily Found on LinkedIn: According to a survey, 90% of recruiters and their sources ( both within companies and external headhunting agencies) make use of LinkedIn to spot ideal candidates. And for several reasons these recruiters prefer sourcing for talents rather than assisting desperate job seekers. In other words, you have to make them come to you by making yourself easily found on the platform. You can achieve this in several ways including:
  • Creating a strong and compelling profile summary.
  • Completing your employment history.
  • Completing all other sections of your profile such as education, certifications and more.
  • Including samples of your work to showcase your accomplishments.
  • Joining groups and participate in discussions.
  • Properly filling out the skills section of your profile
#2 Job Board: The LinkedIn’s job board offers you several ways to access the numerous ads posted by recruiters and employers. They get paid for featuring these ads on their site and others that the site aggregates from across the internet.LinkedIn leads you through a process whereby you can create your profile of the kind of job you seek based on the industry, location and more. You are allowed to edit your profile at will, but that also determines the type of ads you will get from LindkedIn. Another way of getting applicable positions is by clicking on ‘Advanced’ at the LinkedIn’s homepage. After this, click on ‘Jobs’, and filter jobs through keywords, location, title, country and more. However, when conducting an advanced search, it is advisable to avoid searching on title, as different firms have different titles for the same role.
#3 Group Jobs: With LinkedIn, you can join up to 100 groups at once. These groups are numerous and each based on anything imaginable such as hobbies, location, school alumni, industry and more. Each of these groups has its own menu structure which includes; discussion, promotion, jobs members and search.The job menu in each group is meant for job listing which could be posted by any of the group member as well as job discussions. This makes making it faster for you to find a new job.
#4: Company Pages: All you have to do here is to search for companies. Typically, on a company’s page, there will be a listing of vacant positions at the company or a link to the company’s employment portal on its site where the open jobs listing is provided. When you find a job opening it is advisable NOT to simply apply to multiple jobs in a relatively short period by clicking on ‘Apply’ numerous times. Instead, take your time by checking each good job prospect. Make use of the features provided by LinkedIn to see who posted the job and who you may know that works in the company. Develop these contacts into networking partners. Most companies use employee referral bonus program. You will be at an advantaged position if your company contact brings your resume to the attention of the recruiting manager or human resources staffer assigned to fill the position. Consequently, the probability of your resume disappearing into thin air is minimized and your chances of getting the job significantly increased.
#5 Feed Update: Updates are at the center of your LinkedIn homepage. What you will get here are not just articles that the Pulse feature thinks you should be interested in but also the status updates of your contacts or connections. Take your time to scroll through these updates on a regular basis as there are often some posts from hiring managers or recruiters calling the attention of qualified job seekers to some vacant positions in their respective companies
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Thursday, September 29, 2016

Over 50, Female and Jobless, Even as Others Return to Work

Editors Note: Patricia Cohen, New York Times Writer, chronicles the downward spiral of women job hunters in the last decade from findings revealed in a new study on long-term unemployment from the Federal Reserve Bank of St. LouisTen years ago, less than 25% of the unemployed women remained out of work for more than 6 months.
From 2012-2013, the unemployed women comprised 50% of the long-term unemployment rate. Ms. Cohen details the plight of Chettie Mcafee who was laid off from her job after 30 years. She is still looking for a job.
...“I’ve been applying and applying and applying,” said McAfee, who has relied on her savings and family to get by as she fights off attempts to foreclose on her home. At interviews, she said, “They ask, ‘Why has it been so long?’”
At 5 percent, the jobless rate may be close to what economists consider full employment, but that headline figure doesn’t capture the challenges still facing millions of Americans who have yet to regain their footing in the workplace....
McAfee is part of a group that has found the post-recession landscape particularly difficult to navigate: women over 50.

Read more here: NYT: Women Over 50
CLICK HERE to Learn 49 Benefits to Hiring an Older Skilled Worker

Monday, September 19, 2016

Hiring Managers Seeing More Lies on Resumes

Editor's Note: In a survey of 3,500 employees by HireRight, it was reported that 88% of those tested had lied on their resume compared with 70% five years ago. In this article in Fortune, Anne Fisher interviews Mary O’Loughlin, HireRight’s vice president of global customer experience, to find out why people are exaggerating on their resumes. 
Yet another reason for inventing whole chunks of a CV: Embarrassment about having lost a job to the recession. “Candidates think there is a huge stigma attached to unemployment,” notes O’Loughlin. “So they make up things to fill that gap in their work history.”
She notes that it is a far worse stigma to be dishonest than to lose a job! Click here to read more.


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