Category Archives: Job Hunting

AGE 50 AND OVER JOB HUNTERS SERIES: FINDING THAT JOB – WRITE THAT RESUME – Part 2 – Writing for a Recruiter

In Write that Resume – Part 1, we discussed the process of “thinking about” what you want to do and how to create a keyword list.  Frequently it is difficult to think losing your job.  Given some time however, you begin to start looking forward to the prospect of a new adventure and new choices. Retire? Entrepreneur? Job Search? You

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AGE 50 AND OVER JOB HUNTERS SERIES: FINDING THAT JOB – WRITE THAT RESUME – Part 1 – Research

The digital resume. In my most recent blog, “Age 50 and Over Job Hunters Series: Finding that Job – Where to Start?”  we went through the process of getting ready to write your resume. When you are laid off after many years on the same job, it is difficult to know where to start.  Usually, the first thing you want

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Over 50 Resume Quick Tip – #6 – Beware of Resume Templates

It’s all in the details. As I discussed in my previous Quick Tip #5 regarding your resume and the Applicant Tracking System (ATS), it is important that you be careful using resume templates. Creating a resume today is a balancing act.  You need to first and foremost write your resume for a person to read, but also make sure your

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Over 50 Resume Quick Tip – #5 – Automated Tracking System (ATS)

It’s all in the details. Did you know that a “Person” does not see your resume’ until it passes through a computer selection algorithm?  These algorithms are software applications called Applicant Tracking Systems or (ATS). They are used by online job posting sites to sort through the thousands of resumes’ submitted for one job posting. Most resumes’ submitted for a

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