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If you’re planning to leave the work world for any reason, Always Be Job Hunting by keeping current on who’s hiring, who’s expanding, etc., as I outline in my book, for the day when you do return. Continue reading
I sincerely hope college job placement efforts are better these days than they were when I, or more recently my children, graduated college. Don’t rely just on those or you’ll likely be waiting tables or making coffee rather than finding the job you want. Continue reading
My advice is that if a resume isn’t getting you interviews, change it to get people’s attention. The same goes for cover letters, customize them to each job to stand out from the massive crowd that’s out there looking. Continue reading
Finding volunteer work in your field and freelance projects in this tight economy should not be a problem, use your networking contacts, watch job boards and interest groups on LinkedIn and elsewhere. Continue reading
Harping on the age issue, however, will get you nowhere. Emphasize your abilities and your knowledge of the current business scene. Continue reading
One morning, tired of the traditional approach and with nothing left to lose, I put on a suit, commuted down the hall to my home office-studio and hired myself.
It wasn’t so much that I “formed a company with me as CEO,” as much as I stopped thinking of myself as “unemployed” or, even worse in my book, “retired.” Continue reading