Sometimes we focus on entry level candidates that we completely and inadvertently overlook an equally important population: The older worker.
As pointed out on U.S. News & World Report’s blog, someone 58 years-old may be out of work but not financially able to retire. Here are four ways to increase job consideration for the older job seeker:
1. Stay relevant with your skill set. Similar to how an out-of-work dynamo needs to keep their arsenal sharp, so, too should the older worker. Arnie Fertig writes in the post, “Show off recent training courses, certifications, or other credentials. If you aren’t up to speed in your area of expertise, understand that employer rejection may be about your knowledge and skill sets, not your physical age.” Read more