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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Body Language to Avoid During a Job Interview

July 14, 2017 Nicole Slaughter-Graham Interviewing

You’ve carefully crafted a cover letter, ensured your résumé reflected the skills and expertise you have that directly related to the job, and now you have a job interview. You already have a professional outfit ready and you’ve researched your potential employer. Now, its time to focus on body language. Believe it or not, how […]


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Three Reasons to Let a Professional Create Your New Résumé

June 27, 2017 Steven Watson, PhD, CPRW Résumés

One of the first things most people do when jumping into the job search melee is to obtain a résumé and related career materials, such as cover letters and a LinkedIn profile. This might mean sitting down in front of a computer to create a new résumé yourself or having it done by a professional […]


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The Best Job Search Campaign is a Long-term One

April 18, 2017 Steven Watson, PhD, CPRW Job Search Frame of Mind

People change jobs and even careers in today’s job market like they do cars or laptops. This is an exaggeration, but it is stated to make a point. The idea that a worker finishes school and then secures a great job that has lifetime security and fulfillment is long gone. A society that is speeding […]


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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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3 Ways to Reduce the Emotional Impact of an Extensive Job Search Campaign

February 14, 2017 Steven Watson, PhD, CPRW Job Search Frame of Mind

There is considerable material out on the web that provides people with guidance and recommendations on effective job search strategies; resume, cover letter, and LinkedIn profile creation; and interviewing skills. However, the toll a job search campaign can take on someone, especially a long and drawn out campaign, is not nearly as well covered. Stress, […]


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Will a Bells and Whistles Resume Format Get You Interviews and a Great Job?

February 8, 2017 Steven Watson, PhD, CPRW Job Search Frame of Mind

There is considerable debate within the career, job search, and resume creation sectors regarding the benefits of having a resume that maximizes visual appeal or keeping the resume format simple and more traditional and business-like. From my standpoint, the answer is “it depends.” Before I start, there is nothing that will replace compelling and priority […]


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Three Things to Do and Three to Avoid in Creating a Dynamic Cover letter

December 14, 2016 Steven Watson, PhD, CPRW Job Search Frame of Mind

Job seekers often minimize their focus on or even ignore the creation of cover letters to accompany résumés and other materials when applying for jobs. It can seem like a waste of time to provide cover letters, but it is often time well spent if they are crafted carefully and creatively. Here are three things […]


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Kick Start a Winning Résumé with a Dynamic Opening Summary Section

December 7, 2016 Steven Watson, PhD, CPRW Job Search Strategies

Résumés continued to be a critical tool for any job search campaign. It is true that many career professionals have declared résumés as dead due to other self-marketing approaches, such as personal webpages and social media profiles using LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, and even YouTube. However, employers continued to expect and use résumés in determining applicants’ […]


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