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The New World of Job Searching

Here’s what’s on deck:

1. Your Job Search: What Do You Want to Do? We’ll look at how to decide what you want to do and what you’re qualified to do. It’s surprising how many people say, “I don’t know what I want to do or even how to start thinking about it.” Well, here’s your first homework assignment. Between now and the next two weeks, start making a list of the different jobs that interest you.

2. Your Job Search: Preparing Your Résumé and Cover Letter. We’ll look at different examples of résumés and letters suited for older workers.

3. Your Job Search: Doing Your Research. How do you know if you want to work for a company? We’ll identify employers that are eager to hire, train, and retain older workers and what you should look for in a company in general.

4. Your Job Search: Finding and Applying for Jobs. We’ll discuss how to apply for the job you want and how to find out where the jobs are. Having access to a computer and a high-speed Internet connection makes this a lot easier. If you’re not ready to make that purchase, you can use computers at your public library.

5. Your Job Search: The Interview Process. It’s all about the interview. We’ll look at what you should say, what you shouldn’t say, and how to leave a lasting (and good) impression.

6. Your Job Search: Negotiating a Job Offer. With good fortune and hard work, you’re likely to receive a job offer or two. Learning how to confidently negotiate salary and benefits is a big part of accepting an offer.

If you need to get started right away, go to www.aarp.org/work or to RetirementJobs.com for resources and information about performing a job search.

If you have pressing questions, please submit them to me. I’ll try to answer as many as possible in upcoming columns and journals.

 

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