1 Job Hunting For Older Adults

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Published on March 7, 2014

Author: jameshouck



Helping older adults learn and exploit the online job market.

On-line Job Hunting for Older Adults Overview

Remember when you could find a job using the classifieds?

Things have changed. Now the job market is online.

Fears... if not up-to-speed on the digital world ● Feeling overwhelmed (as if finding a job isn't hard enough) ● Rejection ● Needing help ● Looking foolish

How are people finding jobs? 36% over the internet

Job Boards

Corporate Websites




How? Social Media ● Forge your digital identity ● Take control of your information ● ● Publish what you want contacts and prospective employers to know Reach out to new people

Sample Facebook Profile

Sample LinkedIn Profile

Sample Twitter Profile

Referrals Start with people you know: ● Colleagues and former colleagues ● Neighbors and relatives ● Friends of friends (be targeted) ● Join groups: industry, community, alumni

Research ● Look at business trends ● Examine your industry ● If you want to work for a particular company, follow it in the news, from its website, and look for news about key managers.

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