I work with people who are 45+ and looking for work, and I've seen a pattern in the “strategies” of the older and unemployed. To put it simply, older job seekers have been beaten up, treated unfairly, and are given soooo much (bad) advice that it’s hard to know what's right, wrong, or even worth trying IF you can get an interview. I have a one simple question I ask ALL of the older and unemployed people I coach: "Does it help you get hired or does it help you get eliminated?" If you're over 40 and unemployed, start asking yourself this question about everything you do in your job search. And remember, if what you are doing isn’t working, change it! I want you to go to your next interview energized, confident, and prepared. I want you to get hired for a great job. So, I am going to give you the top three ways the older and unemployed overcompensate in interviews!
April 02, 2013