Marc Miller of Career Pivot discussed issues faced by Baby Boomers in job search.
Boomer Job Search
Certainly age discrimination is one problem older job seekers face, but there are other underlying issues. Employers are afraid the older candidate won’t be able to adapt to the new work environment very quickly, will lack key technical skills or will coast until they retire. There is also the issue that older job seekers are more expensive. (Right or wrong- perception is reality.)
Marc is a Baby Boomer himself and during our discussion he outlines things job seekers should know and do to better adapt and succeed in job search.
- What is the top issue Baby Boomers have with the new world of job search?
- How often are Boomers ready to change jobs?
- Why should Boomers incorporate Twitter into their job search?
We spent time talking about consulting and the pros and cons of being self-employed. We also talked about the power of Twitter (and social media) which enables everyone to easily start conversations with more people. The trick is in nurturing those relationships to the next level to establish trust.
Have a watch (it’s 30 minutes).
Marc is also the author of a new ebook, Personal Branding for Baby Boomers, available on Amazon.
Hannah Morgan speaks and writes about job search and career strategies. She founded CareerSherpa.net to educate professionals on how to maneuver through today’s job search process. Hannah was nominated as a LinkedIn Top Voice in Job Search and Careers and is a regular contributor to US News & World Report. She has been quoted by media outlets, including Forbes, USA Today, Money Magazine, Huffington Post, as well as many other publications. She is also author of The Infographic Resume and co-author of Social Networking for Business Success.