Tips to consider if you’re an older jobseeker

13 October 2009 at 6:22AM Leave a comment

Tara Gowland at the Seattle Jobs Examiner offers ten useful tips for older job seekers. Here are three to get started:

1. Find out about culture: Employers know better than to address your age, but there is no reason you can’t ask your own questions about how you might fit in. (This ties in nicely with an office tour).
4. Be modern: Typically what I have seen is that the older the interviewee, the more formal the attire – and sometimes this can be overkill.
5. Keep up to date on software: If you are in fact out of date with some of the newer software programs or office machines, seek out help. The more versed you are in the current programs, the better.

Check out the text of Tara’s full article here:

http://www.examiner.com/x-1495-Seattle-Jobs-Examiner~y2009m2d16-Top-10-things-for-older-job-seekers-to-keep-in-mind

Hat tip to LinkedIn connection Bob Edelman

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