Are you an older person (over age 50) and looking for work? Were you among the thousands that were laid off during the recession? Are you working hard trying to find a way to get back into the workforce?

There are several ways to market yourself that will help you get ready for the current job market. It can be rather demoralizing when you think of how much money you were making and to know that it is unlikely that you will be able to start in a new job with that kind of money.

When you are preparing your resume, realize and reveal your unique skills and strengths. Also acknowledge and fix your weaknesses. Sometimes those weaknesses can be physical or attitudinal as well as work-related with these having to do with how the job market has changed. All these can be fixed! Example: If you are looking or acting older than you want, you can update your dress, hair style etc. Be sure to show your work ethic as well as your personality, and of course, your willingness to change and be as proficient as any younger employee.

Please read our article Is Hiring Seniority Worth the Money and follow our job seeker tips for advice. Also, be sure to opt into our email marketing campaign for further guidance and help in getting you ready to compete with the younger people in the job market.  You can also follow us on Pinterest and Like us on Facebook!

Investing in a Lifetime of Success,

Angela Roberts

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