Have you ever felt like your age was holding you back in your job search?
If you are over 40 (not to mention 50 or 60), age discrimination could be keeping you from getting hired. It's almost impossible to prove, but it still happens. And it's not just frustrating--it's threatening to your career and the quality of your life.
No matter how old you are, you deserve to get the job you want and are qualified for. To make sure that happens, I am putting together a free webinar with Bobby Edelman, founder of Interns Over 40. (If you haven't seen his website, you need to.) Bobby is a true expert on the issues older job seekers face, as well as the solutions that work.
All hiring managers want their potential employees to be excited about the job. In person, it's easy to convey that...in addition to your actual words, you smile, nod, lean forward, all those body language things that communicate enthusiasm.
But if you're on the phone, your ability to communicate that enthusiasm is hampered. It's still important, so what do you do?
In the video below, I will tell you how to communicate your enthusiasm for the job over the phone. You'll hear my very best tip that you can try in your next interview.
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If you'd like more tips for how to project your enthusiasm for the job, read my blog article on this subject: Phone Interview Tips #6.
And don't forget to check out our entire Phone Interview Tips series. It's 37 of the best tips for your phone interviews.
If an interviewer says, "Tell me a little of your personal history," what do you do? Just like with 'Tell me about yourself,' you may be tempted to talk about your family, your social life, your politics, or your last vacation. But don't.
In the video below, I will tell you how to best answer any questions about your personal history in a job interview.
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If you'd like more information about exactly how to answer questions about your personal history or 'life story', please see my blog article that goes into this in much greater detail: How to Answer Interview Questions Q42.
If you have been freelancing or consulting, but now you're applying to work for a company, they are going to have a few questions for you. The perception is that people who have been their own boss can't go back to working for someone else.
In the video below, I will tell you what to say if they ask you about your freelance or consulting work. You can answer these questions in a positive way that affirms how good you are at your job and explains why you want to work for them.
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If you'd like more details about exactly how to answer questions about your freelance work, please see my blog article that goes into this in much greater detail: How to Answer Interview Questions Q88.
Social media is a must for you as a job seeker, and LinkedIn is King of social media for white-collar professionals. If you are in the job search, you need to see this short video and find out why LinkedIn is such a necessary resource for you. Click the video to watch.
Career Confidential is hosting its first ever blogging contest!
I have participated in these before…they’re big fun and introduced me to a fresh new audience—lots of new readers.
Career Confidential gets over 400,000 visitors every month. If you would like reach potentially hundreds of thousands of new readers very quickly, you need to enter this contest!
First Step: Tell Us What You Want To Win!
This contest is for YOU, so YOU should pick your prize! What would motivate you to enter? What would you like to win? We have some great ideas. Let us know what you like in our short survey.
Once we have our prizes nailed down, we will release the Official Contest Rules and Dates. If you give us your name and email in the survey, we will contact you first with all the details.
Topic will be “Find a Job”. Both text or video posts will be accepted. Need ideas? How about, "Find a Job Using ______" and just fill in the blank with: Keywords, Google Plus, Facebook, Twitter, Networking, Video, Pay Per Click, LinkedIn, Career Builder, Monster, MedReps, or anything else you can think of. Any tool, strategy, or technique that can help someone find a job will be great.
Drive as much traffic as possible to your post during the contest. Social media is crucial to your success. You do not have to have a blog to enter...just the ability to drive a lot of traffic to your article.
The contest will begin within the next few weeks. Details are coming soon...
Do you want to stand out in today's job search? If so, then you can't just do what everyone else is doing. Sometimes, you've got to make a big leap out of the box. One way to do that is to use YouTube in your job search.
In the video below, I've got a great story of someone who used video to land a job in 3 weeks. Would that work for you? Click the video to watch.
Now, read my article about this: Fastest Way to Find a Job Tip 11. I'll give you more ideas for using video in your job search, and even give you some technical tips so you look good on camera!
Don't forget to check out my entire blog series, Fastest Way To Find a Job. In the series, there are 24 other great ways to stand out in your job search.