Saturday, March 8, 2014

9 Tips to Help You Find a Job

  1. Register with temp firms in your local area as they don't care about age but are more interested in your skills and experience. Also if you get work through a temp firm it helps build your resume for future work assignments.
  2. Try to get an interview with an employer that is not your first choice to practice your interviewing skills. You don't want to go to your first interview in a long time with the employer you are really interested in working for and make easily correctable mistakes.
  3. Consider having your resume re-written or updated by an expert as the resume you used years ago is no longer appropriate. Click here for free resume writing help.
  4. Look for temporary, part-time or project assignments as they are much more available than full-time jobs.
  5. Search for a job in areas that connect older workers with employers seeking to hire them. Click here to search for a job and where you can search for a job in any geographic location by job title or keywords.
  6. When applying for a job tell the employer you are willing to start working as a consultant or on a project basis; this often gives you a leg up on younger workers who are often unable to accept this kind of employment. Temporary employment or working on a consultative basis can lead to full-time work.
  7. Get information on the perspective employer prior to your interview. For example contact someone who works for this employer who attended the same school you went to or is a member of your sorority or fraternity saying. "Hi. You and I went to the same school but graduated at different times. I'm interviewing for a position in your firm later this week and, before I meet with the hiring manager, I would like to test out a couple questions I have about the firm on you and see what you think the answers might be." (You might also ask if you can use their name as a reference).
  8. Look at companies with fewer than 500 employees as employers of this size created 64% of the new U.S. jobs from 9/92 through 2012 even though they employ just 55% of the private sector work force according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
  9. Volunteer with a charity or non-profit. Although in most cases there is little or no monetary compensation, it is often excellent experience and can possibly lead to employment with a firm that is seeking that particular experience or appreciates your work ethic. It is also easier to find employment while you are working as you have a better mind set. Looking for a job on a full-time basis is not a very rewarding experience. Click here for volunteering information

Art Koff, Founder



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  5. Thanks for this! The statistics really interested, me, I had always made the assumption that bigger companies would have a larger turn around of employees, so they would be better to apply to. CLearly I was wrong. I've done all the rest though (except for charity work, which takes up too much time), so fingers crossed!

    Celine Goodson @ RMS Recruitment


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