Today’s Huffington Post led me to a great resource for workers 50+ from AARP. The website lists best employers for older workers as well as resources to help with resumes and interview preparation. Too often, older worker assume that all employers practice age discrimination. Some do, and they are probably miserable people to work for. Smart employers value experience and are willing to pay for it. Check out the tools from AARP and share them with your friends.
The job market is seasonal – to a degree. Many companies slow down between Thanksgiving and the New Year. Many will put off hiring until the New Year. Job seekers notice that there are fewer and fewer open position, which motivates them to stop looking for work.
Try a different approach. Even though there are fewer job postings, there are also fewer people looking for work. If you make the effort to keep looking and applying during this holiday season, you might get an interview because you are still working to get a job while your competition is listening to Christmas carols while they shop. Be patient. Keep networking and applying. You never know when a door will open.