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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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Over 50 Resume Quick Tip – #4 – Social Media

It’s all in the details.   Did you know that your social media footprint could affect your job prospects? It’s important in today’s job hunt that candidates be able to prove that they are current and tech savvy.  Recruiters and HR managers not only want, but increasing expect, to see your LinkedIn web address on your resume. Your digital footprint,

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Over 50 Resume Quick Tip – #3 – Work Experience

It’s all in the details. For years the your resume has been a statement of your experience.  You worked hard for that experience and you want to tell everyone about it.  But did you know that all that experience reveals your age?  Based on desired criteria, resume search algorithms may stop your resume from reaching the desk of a prospective employer

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Age 50 and over Job Hunters Series: Ageism in the New Corporate World – Part 2 – Mistakes

So where do we start? In part one of this series, we discussed the apparent trend of companies to reinvent themselves. As the population of Baby Boomers is aging, companies want to assure they will not be left with empty offices by mass retirements.  This is a well documented trend since around 2011, and although there are laws in place

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Age 50 and over Job Hunters Series: Ageism in the New Corporate World – Part 1

The Gray Wave – Swimming against the tide. The odds seem over whelming at times of finding a job after age 50.  Age discrimination has become more widespread, as the younger baby boomers turning 55 peaked in 2012. Supposedly, workers over the age of 40 are are protected by the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) however companies are largely

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