Tip 1: How to find a job in 50 years
This may seem surprising, but one of the main reasons why people over 50 cannot findthe job - this is a psychological reason. They had already come to terms with the fact that high positions and careers are not for them and unknowingly make it clear to the employer at the interview. To prevent this from happening to you, do not think about your age when looking for work. In the end, age is not the most decisive factor for a candidate, besides being at the age of 50 or even older, you can be either “five minutes retired” or a very active person.
When looking for a job, remember the advantages of your age. You have at least five of them: 1. Experience. What lawyer will hire a solid company, a 25-year-old or a 50-year-old? Most likely, the second. 2. Stability. Older employees are less likely to changethe job. 3. Lack of personal factors affectingthe job (small children, etc.). 4. Having the motivation to secure a decent old age. 5. Balanced character, stress resistance.
Of course, there are still employers who do not see the above advantages or give them less value than they should. So that they are in no hurry to send your resume to the basket, do not indicate the date of birth in it. This is not the kind of detail that you should definitely demonstrate. It is also sufficient to indicate your place of work for the last ten years, without mentioning the very first companies and positions.
The process of finding a job for those who are “over fifty” is no different from the process of finding a job for people of other ages: send out a resume to companies you are interested in, do not forget about recruitment agencies, ask your friends. Unless it is worth paying special attention to the latter method, since older people, as a rule, have a lot of professional connections, therefore, to findthe job this way and faster and easier.
Remember that a “person with no problems” makes a good impression on an interview: fit, supportive, positive-minded, benevolent. This is also very important for older candidates, since some young managers may worry that it will be difficult to work with an older candidate if he is too demanding, strict, and so on.