AGE121 Offers Tips to Job Seekers Looking for New Employment after 50

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Professional training and recruitment agency AGE121 offers hope to those job seekers over the age of 50 who are still unsuccessfully trying to find new careers in the form of advice on how to change up the job search process.

AGE121 is a leader in professional training and development programs, but that is not all that they offer. Another major aspect of the company is their employment recruiting services through their online job board that better enables employers and employees alike find one another and fulfill each other’s needs for either new talent or a new career opportunity.

This job seeking, however, can prove especially hard for those over the age of 50, as recent studies show that those in the 50 to 65 age demographic have lost the most earning power thanks to the recent economic recession. A recent article from Forbes, however, advises these post-50 job seekers not to give up hope, just to try things a little differently.

The article assures aging career seekers or switchers that there are still opportunities available for employees of their age if they just know how to look. The changes required for this type of job search, however, can seem counterproductive to seekers who are still utilizing the same techniques from when they began their career back when they were younger.

For instance, the first piece of advice that the article gives is for aging job seekers not to try harder, which may seem counterproductive at first glance. What the article means by this, however, is that if a certain job searching strategy has proven ineffective for a job seeker so far, it may be time to give it up and try a new approach.

“This, understandably, can be hard for aging job seekers who are used to finding career success through traditional channels,” says an AGE121 representative on the matter. “However, the job market has changed more drastically in just the last few decades than ever before with the advancement of modern technology, and older job seekers who want to become new employees somewhere cannot afford to ignore this. This means embracing social media as a recruitment tool, as well as online job postings and digital networking.”

The article also recommends that older job seekers redesign their resumes to hide their age. This does not, the article explains, mean to lie about how old one is, but instead to remove things like college graduation dates that make the age of the applicant obviously advanced. Instead, the article encourages job seekers to let hirers get in touch with them out of interest before letting them find out how old they are. This way it becomes harder to dismiss an older applicant out of hand for their advanced age without first becoming impressed with their skills and experience.

It is also important, the article continues, for older job seekers to brush up on those skills that they may not have had to use in a while, such as proper interviewing techniques. “The experience that these older and wiser job seekers have is a potential boon to employers,” AGE121 explains, “but only if they still know how to utilize it effectively and can show that they still know how to adapt to necessary change.”

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Based out of London, England, AGE121 is a professional development and training company that offers a huge variety of programs to professionals across a wide spectrum of industries. Their 99 percent success rate for all programs and training, including compliance and legality standards training, has made them a leader in professional success. They also run a professional job board where employees and employers alike can find the exact career or talent match that they need.

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