LAND THE JOB YOU LOVE: 10 Surefire Strategies for Jobseekers Over 50
Mary Eileen Williams,
How well is your job search going? Not getting the results you’d like? If you’re a midlife jobseeker, you’re probably fed up with being passed over—watching the jobs go to younger, less experienced candidates. Yet what if you could learn a few simple, yet powerful job search techniques that would change all of that? What if you could get the skills to successfully navigate the market of today and maximize your chances for landing your next position—and, better yet, find work you will actually enjoy? If you think that’s unlikely to happen for you, think again. LAND THE JOB YOU LOVE will act as your very own career counselor/outplacement coach (minus the time and expense) and provide you with the critical tools and dynamic methods of approach that will help you land that job you’ve been looking for!
Updated and expanded in 2013, LAND THE JOB YOU LOVE boasts a new look as well as 14 additional pages of cutting-edge information and proven strategies that will give you the edge over the competition and help you turn your age into an advantage. Rather than spending hundreds of dollars on counselors and classes, LAND THE JOB YOU LOVE will serve as your go-to, comprehensive guide for all of the information you’ll need for job search success: how to highlight your strengths to best advantage, present yourself with skill and confidence, and make that all-important winning impression in person and on your resume. Each strategy comes with insider tips and action steps where you will simply fill in the blanks and clearly lay out your goals.
The Critical Tips You Will Learn:
- The #1 key that can make or break your job search
- How to stress your achievements and demonstrate the added value you’ll bring to your next position
- How to optimize your contacts and use social media to obtain critical leads and referrals
- How to proactively target companies and meet key decision-makers
- How to network your way into the hidden job market
- How to write the strongest resume for older applicants, grab the reviewer’s attention, and highlight your skills and experience
- How to create a cover letter to immediately draw the reader’s interest and make them want to meet you
- How to respond to difficult behavioral style and age-related interview questions
- How to make a dynamic first impression, ace the interview, and become the candidate of choice!
- And much, much more.
After weeks (maybe months) of discouragement and wasted effort, you can imagine how good it will feel to watch these easy, yet power-packed strategies make a real and positive impact on your own job search. As America’s #1 Interview Coach, Carole Martin noted: “LAND THE JOB YOU LOVE should be read by anyone over 50 who is out there competing in today’s difficult market. This book’s up-to-date techniques are certain to produce results! ”
Given today’s competitive market and the unfortunate ageism aimed at older applicants, you’ll need the right tools to present your talents and skills to best advantage. So learn the surefire strategies that will set you apart, distinguish you as the valuable candidate you are, and turn your age into a value-added advantage. After all, once you’ve hit 50, you’ve more than earned the right to be happily employed, feel successful, and create a secure future for your loved ones and yourself.
Mary Eileen Williams, M.A., NCCC has a Master’s Degree in Career Development and 20 years combined experience as a job search specialist, career/life transition counselor, speaker, and writer. She focuses on working with midlife jobseekers, helping them learn the most effective tools to successfully navigate today’s difficult job market. Mary Eileen is the author of Land the Job You Love: 10 Surefire Strategies for Jobseekers Over 50 and writes job search articles for the Huffington Post at Huff/Post 50. She is a frequent guest expert on TV and radio and has been quoted in national periodicals including Market Watch and Money Magazine. Mary Eileen also hosts a blog and radio show called Feisty Side of Fifty.
Mary Eileen Williams is the host of Women at Work: The WHOA! Factor.