Erik White gives older job-seekers data, resources and hope for an employable future.
Middle-age has a way of sneaking up on you. All of the sudden you realize your hair is a bit grayer, your waistline a bit bigger, and the career you thought you wanted is not going in the direction you had hoped. Some try to recapture their youth with new cars, clothes and makeovers. Others go on a trip hoping to find inspiration and adventure, while others simply accept an unfulfilling career. None of those was an option for me!
by Rachel Vilsack Yesterday we covered some common interview questions and how you may want to prepare your answer. Not all interview questions are legal. Employers are prohibited from asking certain personal questions during a job interview. Questions like “are you married?” and “what is your national origin?” are not allowed before a conditional offer of … Continue reading Turn Age into an Advantage During the Interview
by Amanda Rohrer The economy’s getting better – the unemployment rate in Minnesota is down below six percent and the monthly employment numbers show more jobs this year than last year. But while there are more jobs and more people employed, the number of people out of work for a year or more (pdf) is … Continue reading Getting Back to Work
by Kathy Kirchoff Are you a Traditionalist, Baby Boomer, Generation X, or a Millennial? Your generation is defined by your age, shared life experiences, world events, and technology. Your background has shaped your values, communication, and leadership style. Understanding your own generation, and the work characteristics and values of other generations, can make you a … Continue reading Multiple Generations in the Workplace
by Kathy Kirchoff Are you an older worker who wants to go in a different direction with your work life but not sure how to do it? Have you been you laid off and unable to find work? If this sounds like you, consider a mid-life internship or “midternship”. Midternships are designed to help … Continue reading Over 50? Be a Midtern
by Kathy Kirchoff The new “retirement” for many includes continuing to work. The downturn in the economy has affected retirement plans and savings. According to the Transamerica Center for Retirement Center, over half (54 percent) of workers plan to work in retirement (.pdf) largely due to financial concerns. Besides financial concerns, there are many … Continue reading A Working Retirement
by Kathy Kirchoff Times have changed. If you’re an older adult looking for work in this tough job market, you’ve probably discovered that job hunting is very different from the way it was just a few years ago. And, if you haven’t had to look for work in decades, your job hunting skills may be … Continue reading Not TOO OLD for this: Job Hunting for Older Workers