3 Mistakes Older Job Seekers Make
The job search is never easy, especially for older people attempting to step back into their field. MONEY associate editor Susie Poppick sat down with financial expert Kerry Hannon to discuss ways to ease yourself back into the workplace.
Make sure your resume is an appropriate length. Potential employers rarely spend a tremendous amount of time reviewing your resume. So keep it short and concise. Only include past ten years of work experience, but make it count. Make sure you really highlight your achievements.
Be more flexible with your salary. Don’t go in with unrealistic salary expectations. With time and patience, you can reach your desired salary.
Make the most out of your connections. Start networking, reach out to your connections, and see where that takes you. Take advantage of industry meetings and alumni organizations. Always keep an open mind.
Kerry’s Tips for Changing Careers
Not happy with your field of work? According to author Kerry Hannon, it’s never too late to change careers. Here’s Kerry’s conversation with Money Magazine’s Susie Poppick.
“I think it’s really a matter of an individual’s energy and enthusiasm,” says Hannon.
Great interview on Channel 9 NBC: click here to see
Watch Kerry on Good Morning San Diego:KUSI TV.