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  • 1. The Mature Workers Job Search
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  • 2. Purpose of this workshop
    Empower
    Enlighten
    Equip
    The mature job seeker for the challenges of the 21st century job market for a more effective strategy toward quicker job attainment
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  • 3. Purpose of this workshop
    In other words
    we want you to know what it takes to get a job quicker!
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  • 4. Objectives
    Define Mature Worker
    Identify the challenges of being a mature job seeker
    Provide information on your rights
    Explain advantages held by the mature job seeker
    Identify job seeking resources
    Provide job search strategies
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  • 5. Who is the mature job seeker?
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    How would you describe the mature job seeker?
  • 6. Who is the Mature Job Seeker?
    AARP 50+
    U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics 55+
    Saul Carliner of Intercom Magazine 35+
    The Age Discrimation in Employment Act (ADEA) 40+
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  • 7. Changes in the labor market
    The labor force participation rate of the older workforce has increased considerably since the late 1980s. The increase in the labor force participation of this group over the past several decades is expected to continue into the foreseeable future.
    Source U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Employment Outlook: 2006-16
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  • 8. KNOW YOUR RIGHTS
    The Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (ADEA) forbids discrimination against people age 40 or older. This includes:
    Hiring/firing decision
    Pay and benefits
    Job Assignment
    Promotions
    Layoff
    Training
    Any other term or condition of employment
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  • 9. KNOW YOUR RIGHTS
    ADEA protection does not apply to:
    Employers with fewer than 20 employees
    Workers under the age of 40
    Occupations where age is shown to be a bona fide occupational qualification.
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  • 10. For more information on your rights
    Equal Employment Opportunity Commission www.eeoc.gov
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  • 11. Challenges!
    What Are They?
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  • 12. MYTHS
    Cant teach an old dog new tricks
    Wont stick around
    Stuck in their ways
    Take a lot of sick days
    Too expensive to hire
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  • 13. Fastest growing internet users and taking classes to learn new skills
    Stay on job twice as long as those 25-34
    They may question change
    but can accept it and adjust
    The higher turnover rates in
    younger workers is more
    expensive than the cost of
    pension and vacation time
    for older workers
    REALITIES
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  • 14. ADVANTAGES
    Workers point of view
    Employers point of view
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  • 15. Job Seeking Resources
    Locally
    Online
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  • 16. Traditional Strategies
    Searching online
    Checking job boards
    Viewing classifieds
    Mass resume distribution
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  • 17. 21st Century Job Strategies
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    Stand out to employers by:
    Networking
    Selling yourself
    through personal
    branding
    Have a killer resume
    Interview the right way
  • 18. Something you should know about employment and never forget
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    Publicly posted jobs represent only about 20-25% of vacant positions
    Jobs are filled only about 25% of the time by individuals responding to a post
    Jobs are filled 75% of the time by individuals who know a connection
    Job search is a skill. Skills are
    improved only when practiced
  • 19. NETWORKING
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    Who do you know?
    Who do they know?
    What do they know?
    Informational
    interviewing
  • 20. PERSONAL BRANDING
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    Self-promotion using elevator speech
    Connecting your name to your career in terms of product, asset, quality and results
  • 21. Something you should know about employers and never forget
    Your resume will get about a 10-20 second read
    If you do not capture their interest in the first 7 seconds, they might stop reading
    Dont bore the employer
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  • 22. KILLER RESUME
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    Ask yourself -
    Is my resume a boring job description?
    Does it show the results I get?
    Do I have a brand or do I
    sound generic?
    What do my skills have to do
    with the needs of the company
    and position I am applying to?
    Did I write the date of the Killer Resume workshop on my reminder calendar?
  • 23. ACCOMPLISHMENTS
    Money saved
    Processes stream lined
    Improvements made
    Speeding bullet caught
    Tall building leapt over
    Use numbers where
    appropriate
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  • 24. INTERVIEW THE RIGHT WAY
    Body Language
    Tough Interview Questions
    Follow Up
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  • 25. Q&A
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