I recently spoke with CareerSidekick regarding real strategies for fighting ageism in the job search.
Key takeaways include:
Overcoming Ageism: Gen X and Baby Boomer professionals can counter ageism by creating succinct resumes, highlighting key career achievements, and actively using LinkedIn for promotion.
Leveraging Experience: Older professionals need to showcase their experience’s impact and quantify achievements to underline their potential in future roles.
Effective Networking: Combine in-person and virtual networking, like connecting with alumni and casual conversations, to facilitate career transitions.
Adapting to Job Market Evolution: Maintaining an updated LinkedIn profile and being mindful of contemporary resume formats are essential in today’s job landscape.
Evolution in Networking: The shift from traditional Rolodexes to digital platforms like LinkedIn has significantly expanded professional networking opportunities.
Online Networking Tactics: Engage in LinkedIn activities, such as commenting and connecting with alumni or former colleagues, for expanding career opportunities.
Digital Relationship Building: Foster professional relationships online by adding value through recommendations, posts, or direct messages.
Continuous Learning for Career Success: Emphasize continuous learning, focusing on emerging technologies and human-centric skills, and utilize free online courses for staying relevant and competitive.
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