If you’re a boomer or senior going back to work, changing jobs, or seeking part time work to supplement your retirement income, you may have a hard road ahead of you. While there are savvy recruiters who will realize that your experience and your work ethic make you an attractive candidate many will have some pre-conceived notions about you, the “old person,” as a prospective employee.
Hiring managers might well think:
- Your skills are out of date – not digital or technical enough
- You will learn too slowly
- You are over-qualified so will want more money and then won’t stay long
- You will have more insurance claims, and be out sick more often
You can dispel all of these issues with your cleverly-worded cover letter, and, should you get that interview, with the answers you provide and even the questions you ask, in the interview itself. Continue reading “50+ Job Hunt Tips”