Tag Archive: Job Search

More Job Fairs for Older Workers THIS WEEK

Just pulling together information from community bulletins. Here is a list of job fairs: Tucson, AZ – Friday, September 25th http://tucson.com/business/local/pcc-to-host-job-fair-for-workers–plus/article_b1bc172f-b07f-533a-a54f-2b38d8fa1bfc.html Tallahassee, FL – Wednesday, September 23rd http://www.wctv.tv/home/headlines/Dept-of-Elder-Affairs-Careersource-Holding-Job-Fair-for-Seniors-Wednesday-328790281.html  

Dallas job fair on Sept. 22 for 50+ job seekers

The Dallas Senior Employment Council will host a free job fair for people age 50 and over in East Dallas on Sept. 22 during National Employ Older Workers Week. The job fair is geared to people 50+ looking for a new job, planning a career change or seeking to return to the workforce after retirement or a job loss. Job seekers should dress for success, bring copies of their resume and be prepared for interviews with potential employers. Read the…
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Employers should not hire older workers!

Heresy you say? As the publisher of the career site for the older workforce how can I make such a statement? Promoting the idea that “the older workforce is the most underutilized talent pool in the nation” does not correlate with this statement. Have I gone bonkers in this advanced age? Perhaps, but it is true. Let me continue this distorted thought process. Employers should not hire younger or new grad workers.  Ok, now that we’ve eliminated nearly two thirds…
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Beware of Fraudulent Job Postings

The use of job boards to perpetrate fraud on unsuspecting job seekers is growing at an alarming rate. There are many domestic and international predators looking to relieve you of your money or personal information. Most are out of reach of law enforcement.  Many, if not most, are international. Even if the US law enforcement would get involved the likelihood of convictions is very small.

Job Search Burnout

We all get job search burnout.  Some get it more than once. Let’s take a look at some of the things that push us there: “Not interested in older workers.” Don’t even get a chance to interview. Interviews don’t go well. and many more Yes, they are all valid for some situations. But what are we going to do? I’ll tell you what most normal people do.  They: Practice the art of inaction, Are not aggressive, Act defeated in their…
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