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Getting the Job You Want After 50 For Dummies

Author:
Kerry E. Hannon
Published: August 31, 2015

Overview

Your guide to navigating today's workplace and snagging that perfect job

Whether you're searching for a new job by choice or necessity, consider this book your life raft. You'll find all the resources you need to job-hunt—from building an online presence and revitalizing your résumé to negotiating a salary and landing that job!

  • The power of people — harness the power of the people you know — friends and family, former colleagues, social media contacts, and more — to network your way to your next job
  • Mirror, mirror on the wall — rehab your résumé and cover letter, build a positive online presence, acquire social media street smarts, and market yourself on LinkedIn
  • Hang your own shingle — join the growing ranks of the self-employed with advice on launching your own business, working as a freelancer, turning a hobby into a profit, and cashing in on your natural gifts
  • Scope it out — discover which jobs are in demand and expected to grow, what they pay, and whether you're qualified

Your guide to navigating today's workplace and snagging that perfect job

Whether you're searching for a new job by choice or necessity, consider this book your life raft. You'll find all the resources you need to job-hunt—from building an online presence and revitalizing your résumé to negotiating a salary and landing that job!

  • The power of people — harness the power of the people you know — friends and family, former colleagues, social media contacts, and more — to network your way to your next job
  • Mirror, mirror on the wall — rehab your résumé and cover letter, build a positive online presence, acquire social media street smarts, and market yourself on LinkedIn
  • Hang your own shingle — join the growing ranks of the self-employed with advice on launching your own business, working as a freelancer, turning a hobby into a profit, and cashing in on your natural gifts
  • Scope it out — discover which jobs are in demand and expected to grow, what they pay, and whether you're qualified
  • Getting the Job You Want After 50 For Dummies Cheat Sheet

    Finding a job when you’re over 50 is a lot like finding a job when you’re under 50. You need to tailor your resume and cover letter to the organization and the position, network to gather information and spot any inside tracks to the jobs you want, look and feel your best during job interviews and other meet-and-greets, and hone your negotiating skills so you get more of what you want. This Cheat Sheet highlights the key tasks to master in as you pursue that dream job in your 50s and beyond.

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