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3 Résumé Tips for Older Workers to Use in Maximizing Their Appeal to Employers

July 18, 2017 Steven Watson, PhD, CPRW Older Workers Issues and Trends

The unique challenges faced by older workers in finding employment have been well documented by researchers and employment specialists. Statistics have been consistent in showing that workers over 55 years of age take longer to find employment than their younger counterparts. A related factor of equal importance is the upsurge in people aged 65+ remaining […]

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Three Ways to Overcome Age Bias in Hiring, Critical to Finding That Great Job

April 11, 2017 Steven Watson, PhD, CPRW Job Search Strategies

There has been a lot written in recent years about the challenges older workers face in finding gainful employment. In general, people over the age of 55 take longer than their younger job competitors to secure the work they desire with many choosing to leave the workforce out of frustration. The U.S. Census Bureau reported […]

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4 Ways Older Workers Can Strengthen Their Job Search Campaigns

November 18, 2016 Steven Watson, PhD, CPRW Job Search Strategies

There has been a fair amount of attention paid to the difficulties older workers face in finding employment. Data provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics for 2014 and 2015 indicate that older workers took up to 10 weeks longer to find employment than younger people. This trend can be very disturbing to older workers […]

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Technology-driven Job Search Strategies Have Left Many Older Workers Behind

November 8, 2016 Steven Watson, PhD, CPRW Job Search Strategies

There has been a major transformation during the last decade or so in the way people look for employment opportunities. Hardcopy resumes and cover letters, newspaper ads, and face-to-face interviews have gradually given way to LinkedIn and Facebook profiles and personal websites, electronically transmitted career materials, job boards and web searches, and Skype interviews. While […]

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