Your biggest challenge may be figuring out a good job search strategy, especially if you haven't looked for a job in awhile.
Whether you're considering a career change or seeking a new job in your current field, this video by Patra Frame will get you started. In a nutshell, here's what Patra suggests you do:
1. Assess your technical skills.
You may need to upgrade your computer skills to compete for your new job.
2. Work your network.
Get familiar with online social networking communities like LinkedIn.
3. Look at your attitude.
Don't let depression or a negative attitude get in the way of new job opportunities.
4. Ask for advice on how to present yourself.
Get a reality check on your wardrobe to be sure your physical presentation is appropriate for the new job you seek.
5. Understand current job search methods.
Learn the importance of keywords in your resume; know how to email and post your resume online; and understand what techniques recruiters use to find top job seekers.
Now, watch this video to hear Patra explain the details of these points.
What experiences have you faced as an older job seeker?
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