What Baby Boomers need to know about getting a job Now
Maybe I should have titled this We are not too old.
We live in a time when Jobs are not easy to find. Age makes a difference and those who are middle aged and older need all the help they can get. That group of people ( The Baby Boomers) are up against a few things that were not there when they were younger. Now they have to contend with , Are they up on Technology, Are they skilled with a computer, Just what do they have to offer that the younger generation doesn't have ? It is not as easy for the older generation to find a job when competing with the younger generation. Employers want youth, and That means they are up on the latest in Technology , they have stamina to hold up longer or so they think. We can do something though, And to get an edge we need to know How to contend with what we are up against. This link gives information to how to write a cover letter, and what you should put in it, as well as tips on How to handle an interview. If you are in need of a job, you should go read up on the things you need to know so you will have an edge on your side.
http://boomersnextstep.com/ When I was 59 I got a job, and it was largely because of what I put in my cover letter as well as what I had to offer. The Personel manager read it all and asked questions from things she read in my cover letter. So I know it is very important to write that cover letter, and say the right things. We Should be Dependable and Honest. That will go a long way too.
I am now 61, and retirement is just around the corner for me. I am very thankful that I was able to get this job, and hope it will be the last one I need to work at before I retire.
I'm not presently looking for a job, but if hubby dies and I don't have sufficient income online, I may have to find one some day. I've saved the link so I can find it later if I need it. Thanks so much.
Geeeez, Bee, living in the future :):):). Good for you!!!!!!!!! I sure hope the time never comes where I have to look for a job. I, too, am 73, and the thought gives me shivers. I suspect if I found one, I might last a grand total of 30-minutes. Fortunately my retirement and SSA meets my needs and allows me to help out my sister. I'm one of the lucky ones.