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The good news is that companies do hire mature workers. The bad news is that many baby boomer job seekers do not know how to carry out a modern job search or present themselves to employers in the way that best represents their background. Ineffective resumes, job searches, and interviews can derail anyone's job search, but they can completely shut out the mature job applicant. Job Hunting After 50 will prepare you with a plan of action to carry out an effective job search to get the job you want. It covers self-assessment of skills and qualifications, preparing a resume for today's market, dressing with style, using technology to find a job, identifying common mistakes made by job seekers over 50 and how to avoid them, and interviewing skills. Emphasis is placed on updating skills, improving energy level and attitude, and determining where the best jobs are for this age group. Commit the necessary time to finding a job, but work smarter by following the principles in Job Hunting After 50.
Carol Silvis, M. Ed. is the author of 101 Ways to Make Yourself Indispensable at Work, 100% Externship Success, and General Office Procedures. She has had a dozen creative non-fiction stories and inspirational pieces published in national magazines. Ms. Silvis was video interviewed in June 2009 by Tory Johnson for ABCNews.com and appeared twice on Cornerstone TV half-hour talk shows. She has also been interviewed for cable TV, radio, and newspapers. Carol has a master's degree in Adult Education and is an associate director and department chair at Newport Business Institute. In addition, she gives workshops and seminars for schools, businesses, and professional organizations on a variety of topics. Ms. Silvis is president of Pennwriters, Inc., a 440-member writing group, won the 2008 Meritorious Service Award, was past VP and Authors' Advocate, and was the 2005 and 2007 Conference Coordinator.