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EP 1463. Some of the unique challenges over 50 workers face and the many things they can do to find work more quickly.

ABOUT JEFF ALTMAN, THE BIG GAME HUNTER

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter
Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a career and leadership coach who worked as a recruiter for more than 40 years. He is the host of “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” the #1 podcast in iTunes for job search with more than 1400 episodes and his newest show, “No BS Coaching Advice.” He is a member of The Forbes Coaches Council. “No BS JobSearch Advice Radio” was recently named a Top 10 podcast for job search. JobSearchTV.com was also recently named a Top 10 YouTube channel for job search.

Are you interested in 1:1 coaching, interview coaching, advice about networking more effectively, how to negotiate your offer or leadership coaching? Schedule a free Discovery call.

If you have questions for me, call me through the Magnifi app for iOS (video) or PrestoExperts.com (phone)

JobSearchCoachingHQ.com offers great advice for job hunters—videos, my books and guides to job hunting, podcasts, articles, PLUS a community for you to ask questions of PLUS the ability to ask me questions where I function as your ally with no conflict of interest answering your questions.  

Connect with me on LinkedInLike me on Facebook.

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Join and attend my classes on Skillshare. Become a premium member and get 2 months free.

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You can order a copy of “Diagnosing Your Job Search Problems” for Kindle on Amazon and receive free Kindle versions of “No BS Resume Advice” and “Interview Preparation.” If you are starting your search, order, “Get Ready for the Job Jungle.” 

Don’t forget to give the show 5 stars and a good review in iTunes

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Jeff’s Kindle book, “You Can Fix Stupid: No BS Hiring Advice,” is available on Amazon.

Is It Possible to Find a Job When You Are Over 60? | NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com


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EP 1421 A question from someone who is feeling discouraged about looking for work as someone who is over 60 years of age.

ABOUT JEFF ALTMAN, THE BIG GAME HUNTER

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter
Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a career and leadership coach who worked as a recruiter for more than 40 years. He is the host of “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” the #1 podcast in iTunes for job search with more than 1400 episodes and his newest show, “No BS Coaching Advice.” He is a member of The Forbes Coaches Council. “No BS JobSearch Advice Radio” was recently named a Top 10 podcast for job search. JobSearchTV.com was also recently named a Top 10 YouTube channel for job search.

Are you interested in 1:1 coaching, interview coaching, advice about networking more effectively, how to negotiate your offer or leadership coaching? Schedule a free Discovery call.

If you have questions for me, call me through the Magnifi app for iOS (video) or PrestoExperts.com (phone)

JobSearchCoachingHQ.com offers great advice for job hunters—videos, my books and guides to job hunting, podcasts, articles, PLUS a community for you to ask questions of PLUS the ability to ask me questions where I function as your ally with no conflict of interest answering your questions. 

NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com
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Connect with me on LinkedInLike me on Facebook.

Join and attend my classes on Skillshare. Become a premium member and get 2 months free.

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You can order a copy of “Diagnosing Your Job Search Problems” for Kindle on Amazon and receive free Kindle versions of “No BS Resume Advice” and “Interview Preparation.” If you are starting your search, order, “Get Ready for the Job Jungle.” 

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How Do You Know It’s Time to Make a Change or Take The Jump? | JobSearchTV.com


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In this video, I will teach you the simple signal to pay attention to.

Summary

I'm Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter. I coach people and organizations .I do one-on-one coaching with people around their career ,job search, transition, leadership… things along those lines. And the question. I want to address today is ho"w do you know it's time to make a change or take a job?" I'll simply interrupt by saying if you'd like assistance in working through the change or the jump, I want to encourage you to reach out to me for coaching and you can do that by connecting with me on LinkedIn first at www.linkedin.com/in/TheBigGameHunter. Mention that you saw this because I like knowing that I've helped some folks and, once we're connected, message me. We'll set up a time for a preliminary conversation.
So, how do you know it's time to make a change of take a jump. The truth of the answer is because you're asking the question. there's something seriously wrong that's making you question your loyalty to your organization, to your job, to the people that you're working with. I don't know what that is, but it's important that you recognize The Tell-Tale sign of asking the question of yourself.
"What am I doing here?"
Why am I doing this work" or "why are they treating me this way? I got to get the heck out of here."
Once you start asking those kind of questions,
"I'm bored. "
"Nothing's ever going to change and everyone I talk to tells me that this is what the work is like,"
" I don't want to do this for the rest of my life."
Once you start asking yourself these questions, it's time to start looking at alternatives. So, I want to be clear. I'm not saying to act rashly, quit your job or, suddenly, go out job hunting. I am say to begin a process of trying to change and that first change may be going to your employer and saying, "you know, I've been doing this kind of work now for several years. It's getting stale for me. What other alternatives exist that allow me to leverage my experience here and grow more? I don't want to suddenly become the expert in this and do this for the next 30 years of my life."
" Oh, we have plans for you?"
" Tell me about some of those plans," and you'll know from their reaction whether they're being truthful or just making something up on the fly.
Once you get a sense of what will happen for you at the current organization and the whether the work is satisfying ,whether the upside actually is there, get a timetable for them to make the changes. Now, if they're not talking about making any sort of change,well, there's a message in that. It's time to look at alternatives once you have that time table from them.
You can decide whether it's worth your while to continue, start exploring a new position or a new career. You can take a class. You can talk to people and start exploring new careers. You can start networking and, whether it's about a career change or change of jobs, this is the time ,if you haven't been doing it all along, to start connecting with more people and developing a network of relationships.
Because the truth about networking is it's not just a one-time conversation and people suddenly go, "oh! Let me just contact every one in my phone here and let them know that you're out there looking!" It doesn't work that way, does it?
So, I want to encourage you. Once you ask yourself the question, it's time to begin the process of evaluation.
I'd love to help you and,as I mentioned earlier. If you'd like my help, reach out to me, first through Linkedin to connect at www.linkedin.com/in/TheBigGameHunter. Mention that you saw this and message me afterwards after we're connected and we'll set up a time to speak.
So, I hope you found this helpful, and I hope you have a great day.
Take care.

ABOUT JEFF ALTMAN, THE BIG GAME HUNTER

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a career and leadership coach who worked as a recruiter for more than 40 years. He is the host of “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” the #1 podcast in iTunes for job search with more than 1200 episodes, “Job Search Radio,” “and his newest

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter
Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter

show, “No BS Coaching Advice” and is a member of The Forbes Coaches Council.

Are you interested in 1:1 coaching, interview coaching, advice about networking more effectively, how to negotiate your offer or leadership coaching? Connect with me on LinkedIn. Then message me to schedule an initial complimentary session.

If you have questions for me, call me through the Magnifi app for iOS (video) or PrestoExperts.com (phone)

JobSearchCoachingHQ.com offers great advice for job hunters—videos, my books and guides to job hunting, podcasts, articles, PLUS a community for you to ask questions of PLUS the ability to ask me questions where I function as your ally with no conflict of interest answering your questions.  

Connect with me on LinkedIn. Like me on Facebook.

Join and attend my classes on Skillshare. Become a premium member and get 2 months free.

Join Career Angles on Facebook and receive support, ideas and advice in your current career and job.

You can order a copy of “Diagnosing Your Job Search Problems” for Kindle on Amazon and receive free Kindle versions of “No BS Resume Advice” and “Interview Preparation.” If you are starting your search, order, “Get Ready for the Job Jungle.”

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phone interviews, in-person interviews, the best question to ask on any interview and more.

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Over 50 Job Search and Ageism | NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com


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EP 1447. Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter discusses a few rules to follow when you are job hunting and over 50.

Summary

The fact of the matter is, ageism exists. We can pretend it doesn't exist. But it is really helpful to pretend. Let's just acknowledge that it exists and, frankly, there's really very little that you can do about it. If people going to be stupid and bigoted because you're 50 or older, excuse my language, screw them. You have a lot more to offer and they just don't get it. Let's look at a few things that you can do that are within your control that will help you get hired for job that you want.

The 1st thing is don't fixate on your age. If you get turned down for a job, learn the reasons why you got turned down for the job because they may have nothing to do with age. So often, I listen to job hunters complained to me about how their age was the stumbling block in getting hired when, in fact, there are other factors that were involved were perfectly valid. So let's not focus on your age.

2. You have to think like you're self-employed. You are in business for yourself and you have to do your own career management. What do you do to ensure that you are marketable to the next organization, to this organization that you're trying to get hired by? Thinking like a business owner finding that lever that is going to connect you into their firm is almost more important than anything else that you can do. Again, look for that lever that is going to make you attractive.

3. Stop spamming your resume. I receive resumes are absolutely useless to me. "Hi! I'm looking for a job. I'm applying for this vice president of such and such and you haven't managed a person in the past 15 years." It is spam. No one is going to give you the shot to go back to what you did 15 years ago. You are what you are today.

4. Time to use your connections. That's really the strongest place we could take advantage of your assets-- your Rolodex. I will use the language of the Rolodex that I grew up with even though no one uses it anymore. You know what I'm talking about. You have connections . . And not talking with the people that you connected with on LinkedIn who you've never spoken with before in your life. I'm talking about the real connections-- the people who you've worked with. The people who you have worked for that you could really reach out to AND you really need to reach out to them to make sure that, at the end of the day, you utilize an asset that you could really take advantage of.

5. Talk to particular employers. Don't just simply respond to job bids. They confirmed to might be at someone like you. Start working your connections to see if you can get an introduction into the firm. See if the firm could be approached, but you could approach through your connections, ideally, and sell yourself.

I see that these factors will go a long way toward helping you land your next position rather than fixating on the, "Oh, woe is me," I am 50 and no one is going to hire me is useless.

ABOUT JEFF ALTMAN, THE BIG GAME HUNTER

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter
Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a career and leadership coach who worked as a recruiter for more than 40 years. He is the host of “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” the #1 podcast in iTunes for job search with more than 1400 episodes and his newest show, “No BS Coaching Advice.” He is a member of The Forbes Coaches Council. “No BS JobSearch Advice Radio” was recently named a Top 10 podcast for job search. JobSearchTV.com was also recently named a Top 10 YouTube channel for job search.

Are you interested in 1:1 coaching, interview coaching, advice about networking more effectively, how to negotiate your offer or leadership coaching? Schedule a free Discovery call.

If you have questions for me, call me through the Magnifi app for iOS (video) or PrestoExperts.com (phone)

JobSearchCoachingHQ.com offers great advice for job hunters—videos, my books and guides to job hunting, podcasts, articles, PLUS a community for you to ask questions of PLUS the ability to ask me questions where I function as your ally with no conflict of interest answering your questions.  

Connect with me on LinkedInLike me on Facebook.

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Join and attend my classes on Skillshare. Become a premium member and get 2 months free.

Join Career Angles on Facebook and receive support, ideas and advice in your current career and job.

You can order a copy of “Diagnosing Your Job Search Problems” for Kindle on Amazon and receive free Kindle versions of “No BS Resume Advice” and “Interview Preparation.” If you are starting your search, order, “Get Ready for the Job Jungle.” 

Don’t forget to give the show 5 stars and a good review in iTunes

If you want to know how to win more interviews, order “Winning Interviews.” You’ll learn how to win phone interviews, in-person interviews, the best question to ask on any interview and more.

Would you like to talk through a salary negotiation or potential negotiation you’re involved with? Order and schedule time with me.

Do you have questions or would like advice about networking or any aspect of your search. Order and schedule time with me.

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Jeff’s Kindle book, “You Can Fix Stupid: No BS Hiring Advice,” is available on Amazon.

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I Retired and Need to Return to Work | NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com


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EP 1411 Someone asked for advice about returning to work after having retired and get out of the labor force for the past 15 years.

Summary

Someone messaged me with a question that I thought I would make the basis for this video. They retired at age 55 and have decided age 70 that they need to return to work. They would like advice about looking for a job.

My simple answer is don't waste your time looking for job. You are just going to get frustrated. 1 of the things that has happened in the 15 years since you retired (this is an IT person and the market has certainly changed in the 15 years since they retired). The way work is done, the knowledge that is expected of someone, is different today than I was 15 years ago.

The result is if you really think you can just find the job where you return to a compensation level like you earning 15 years ago, you are mistaken. It just doesn't work that way. After all, who is going to give someone a job that they haven't done for 15 years. It's like saying you have been imprisoned for 15 years and drive a Formula One sports car. You haven't driven for 15 years. Now will drive the race for us. It is not going to happen. It's the same thing in job hunting.

What can this person do? What can you get involved with that can bring you income? I believe there are things that you have been doing for the past 15 years that really get you excited. Whether you write about them or do videos, or help other people with their concerns, there are things you can do from a knowledge perspective and sharing that knowledge that will serve you and help you make money.

Using, myself for example, I wrote a number of e-books years ago, some of which were about job search, there are a number of other things I'm interested in. So I did a few recipe books. I still make money from them on Amazon for the Kindle platform. You have your version of this where you have material that you can create and sell it on different platforms.

What platforms? I can't go into that right now. There are many different places where we can sell knowledge or creativity online and, from there, monetize that knowledge or skill.

Don't think that what you know or what you are excited about is something that no one else will pay for. Lord knows, there's a whole bunch of stuff that people may mock that other people are making money from. I had my recipe e-books. They are are short little things, maybe 30 pages long that I sell for $2.99 I make money from Kazakh recipes . Like from Kazakhstan. I'm not getting rich from it supplements things I'm doing in other places. I did the work one time in revenue comes from. You can do your version of that.

Looking for the things they can get you excited , that occupied you during the last 15 years where you are retired and looking at ways to monetize it will help you a lot. Don't think you need to figure it out by yourself. There are a lot of organizations and a lot of people who will help you.

1 of the reasons that I say that you are not going to find work is is that giving your age and your absence from the workforce, your network is probably dissipated. Your connection with people you have worked with before has diminished or disappeared. Thus, the most important way of you finding a job has been eliminated for you. Your network is retiring. Your network consists of people you have not had contact with in a long time.

. Yes, you can call them up and say that you're looking for a job but the likelihood of that working is very very very small. Instead, focusing on what can work. It's going to involve effort, but I'm going to tell you point-blank, I think you'll be better off focusing in on your knowledge that you have accumulated over the last 15 years then going out and finding a job.

ABOUT JEFF ALTMAN, THE BIG GAME HUNTER

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter
Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a career and leadership coach who worked as a recruiter for more than 40 years. He is the host of “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” the #1 podcast in iTunes for job search with more than 1400 episodes and his newest show, “No BS Coaching Advice.” He is a member of The Forbes Coaches Council. “No BS JobSearch Advice Radio” was recently named a Top 10 podcast for job search. JobSearchTV.com was also recently named a Top 10 YouTube channel for job search.

Are you interested in 1:1 coaching, interview coaching, advice about networking more effectively, how to negotiate your offer or leadership coaching? Schedule a free Discovery call.

If you have questions for me, call me through the Magnifi app for iOS (video) or PrestoExperts.com (phone)

NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com
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JobSearchCoachingHQ.com offers great advice for job hunters—videos, my books and guides to job hunting, podcasts, articles, PLUS a community for you to ask questions of PLUS the ability to ask me questions where I function as your ally with no conflict of interest answering your questions.  

Connect with me on LinkedInLike me on Facebook.

Join and attend my classes on Skillshare. Become a premium member and get 2 months free.

Join Career Angles on Facebook and receive support, ideas and advice in your current career and job.

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter
Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter

You can order a copy of “Diagnosing Your Job Search Problems” for Kindle on Amazon and receive free Kindle versions of “No BS Resume Advice” and “Interview Preparation.” If you are starting your search, order, “Get Ready for the Job Jungle.” 

Don’t forget to give the show 5 stars and a good review in iTunes

If you want to know how to win more interviews, order “Winning Interviews.” You’ll learn how to win phone interviews, in-person interviews, the best question to ask on any interview and more.

Would you like to talk through a salary negotiation or potential negotiation you’re involved with? Order and schedule time with me.

Do you have questions or would like advice about networking or any aspect of your search. Order and schedule time with me.

Would you like me to critique your resume. Order a critique from me

Jeff’s Kindle book, “You Can Fix Stupid: No BS Hiring Advice,” is available on Amazon.

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Where Can a 70 Year Old Man Find a Job? | NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com


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EP 1404 An answer to this question I read got me angry.  I answer the question for myself here.

Summary

I was on Quora this morning and saw someone posted a question. The question was, "Where can a 70-year-old man find a job?" The most uploaded answer was the 70-year-old man can find the jobs at a lot of places. Grocery stores. Landscaping offices. Clerks at gas stations. Consultant in the tech field. Tutor. Temp worker. Uber driver. Model for art school. Pizza delivery. Salesman.

There are 20 answers that this person gives and I read this and thought to myself, "Man! They don't have any idea that they are being ageist and have a bias that shows up." We look at these choices, they have no idea what this person's experience is. All that they know is that this is a 70-year-old man is looking for a job.

Why can't they find the job in whatever their field is? That wasn't addressed and wasn't even a consideration in coming up with these answers! It goes back to this notion that older workers are less able and less competent than workers who are not as old or younger workers. It is nonsense.

I just want to say that if you are 70 or above, if you have expertise in a particular field, go for that area of expertise. You know you will have to deal with the issue of bias and you might as well just take it head-on. I have videos and have spoken the individuals who are 60 and above about finding work in questions that they will be asked on interviews. Take a look at those videos. I think the playlist on YouTube talks about "over 50." That's really when the bias starts to come in.

Again, for you as a 70-year-old worker, for any person who is a 70-year-old worker. Yes, you can find jobs doing the kind of work mentioned answer. That assumes that you may only want to do part-time work or work that is less "strenuous." Looking at their answer , I think they are talking about less mentally strenuous, not necessarily physically strenuous.

Working at a Home Depot or a Lowe's or being a security guard. Those are some of the answers that were given! Why can't you do the kind of work you've always done if that is what you want to do? Why can't you consult organizations that want to bring you on and just don't have the hours needed so you work some hours for them and hours for other people?

There are lots of things that you are able to do you just have to learn to sell your ability to a market that may not understand it. It's not that tough. All you have to do is take it straight on , and if they don't believe you, you haven't established the. Credibility with them yet. You have to brand yourself within your field and not simply knocking on doors applying for jobs. Have job seeking you out.

Again, the notion that you are "less man," is ridiculous. Go out there and do whatever you did before and that will be perfectly fine.

ABOUT JEFF ALTMAN, THE BIG GAME HUNTER

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter
Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a career and leadership coach who worked as a recruiter for more than 40 years. He is the host of “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” the #1 podcast in iTunes for job search with more than 1400 episodes and his newest show, “No BS Coaching Advice.” He is a member of The Forbes Coaches Council. “No BS JobSearch Advice Radio” was recently named a Top 10 podcast for job search. JobSearchTV.com was also recently named a Top 10 YouTube channel for job search.

Are you interested in 1:1 coaching, interview coaching, advice about networking more effectively, how to negotiate your offer or leadership coaching? Schedule a free Discovery call.

If you have questions for me, call me through the Magnifi app for iOS (video) or PrestoExperts.com (phone)

JobSearchCoachingHQ.com offers great advice for job hunters—videos, my books and guides to job hunting, podcasts, articles, PLUS a community for you to ask questions of PLUS the ability to ask me questions where I function as your ally with no conflict of interest answering your questions. 

NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com
NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com

Connect with me on LinkedInLike me on Facebook.

Join and attend my classes on Skillshare. Become a premium member and get 2 months free.

Join Career Angles on Facebook and receive support, ideas and advice in your current career and job.

You can order a copy of “Diagnosing Your Job Search Problems” for Kindle on Amazon and receive free Kindle versions of “No BS Resume Advice” and “Interview Preparation.” If you are starting your search, order, “Get Ready for the Job Jungle.” 

 

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter
Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter

Don’t forget to give the show 5 stars and a good review in iTunes

If you want to know how to win more interviews, order “Winning Interviews.” You’ll learn how to win phone interviews, in-person interviews, the best question to ask on any interview and more.

Would you like to talk through a salary negotiation or potential negotiation you’re involved with? Order and schedule time with me.

Do you have questions or would like advice about networking or any aspect of your search. Order and schedule time with me.

Would you like me to critique your resume. Order a critique from me

Jeff’s Kindle book, “You Can Fix Stupid: No BS Hiring Advice,” is available on Amazon.

How Do You Find a Job When You Are Over 60? | NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com


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EP 1422 Here I talk about the best technique for finding a job when you are over 60.

Summary

The question I received last week, "Is it possible to find a job when you are over 60," is really the predecessor to this one-- "How do you find the job when you are over 60?"

I really think it comes down to the fact that networking is really the way that most people find work these days. Thus, when you think about networking, LinkedIn is really the ideal tool, but probably not in the way that you are thinking of it.

I want to acknowledge that ageism exists. I know it exists, although maybe not the degree to which people think it does but it certainly exists. It exists both ways but here we are dealing with someone who is over 60.

What do you use LinkedIn for?

Answer. Since networking is probably the way that you are going to find work, what you want to be looking for organizations to hire people who look like you and are your age. You want to identify the organizations that you would like to work for and then look for profiles and backgrounds of the people who work there to see whether there are workers there who are over 60.

Clearly there are going to be people there who are under 60 as well as workers who are in their 20s and 30s. We know this already. What we are looking for are profiles of people who work there currently who are in your age group.

From there, what you want to do is reach out to them and do some networking. Even if they left there a few years ago, they fit a similar profile.

"How did you find it working there?".
"I noticed that you are not 24; you are more my age. What was it like working there? How did you find your position? I see you worked there for 3 years. Who are you reporting to? Your background and mine are pretty similar. How would you suggest I try to gain entry into the organization?"

Obviously, you can do this with current employees, as well. That's really ideal. You do a search for people with your background to work a particular, reach out to them, talk with them, and set up an informational interview just like you have a million times already.

I want to be clear. When I talked to job hunters who want a solution to their situation, they want something that works every time. Sorry, this will work every time. No technique works every time.

Yet this is really the best way because the statistics say that 70% of all jobs are filled as a result of networking. In addition, 70% of the 70% (or almost half) are filled as a result of introductions and relationships to people who you're introduced to and didn't know at the beginning of your search.

You have to get past your comfort zone and start talking to strangers and the ideal stranger is someone like you who is your age or a general contemporary of yours who is working for an organization that you are targeting. Speak with them, ideally if they work there, or at least recently, about who you might try contacting (not in HR. Go to hiring managers directly) and see if you can networking way into a firm. That's really going to be your best bet.

As you interview, you want to proactively raise the subject of age and talk about situations in your past. When you answer questions and tell stories, you talk about working for someone who is less experience than you and were great support person for them. You tell them that you are not trying to take over any place in the what you're looking for is an organization we can put down roots.

ABOUT JEFF ALTMAN, THE BIG GAME HUNTER

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter
Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a career and leadership coach who worked as a recruiter for more than 40 years. He is the host of “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” the #1 podcast in iTunes for job search with more than 1400 episodes and his newest show, “No BS Coaching Advice.” He is a member of The Forbes Coaches Council. “No BS JobSearch Advice Radio” was recently named a Top 10 podcast for job search. JobSearchTV.com was also recently named a Top 10 YouTube channel for job search.

Are you interested in 1:1 coaching, interview coaching, advice about networking more effectively, how to negotiate your offer or leadership coaching? Schedule a free Discovery call.

If you have questions for me, call me through the Magnifi app for iOS (video) or PrestoExperts.com (phone)

JobSearchCoachingHQ.com offers great advice for job hunters—videos, my books and guides to job hunting, podcasts, articles, PLUS a community for you to ask questions of PLUS the ability to ask me questions where I function as your ally with no conflict of interest answering your questions. 

NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com
NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com

Connect with me on LinkedInLike me on Facebook.

Join and attend my classes on Skillshare. Become a premium member and get 2 months free.

Join Career Angles on Facebook and receive support, ideas and advice in your current career and job.

You can order a copy of “Diagnosing Your Job Search Problems” for Kindle on Amazon and receive free Kindle versions of “No BS Resume Advice” and “Interview Preparation.” If you are starting your search,

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter
Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter

order, “Get Ready for the Job Jungle.” 

Don’t forget to give the show 5 stars and a good review in iTunes

If you want to know how to win more interviews, order “Winning Interviews.” You’ll learn how to win phone interviews, in-person interviews, the best question to ask on any interview and more.

Would you like to talk through a salary negotiation or potential negotiation you’re involved with? Order and schedule time with me.

Do you have questions or would like advice about networking or any aspect of your search. Order and schedule time with me.

Would you like me to critique your resume. Order a critique from me

Jeff’s Kindle book, “You Can Fix Stupid: No BS Hiring Advice,” is available on Amazon.

Is It Possible to Find a Job When You Are Over 60? | NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com


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http://www.blogtalkradio.com/thebiggamehunter/2019/04/01/is-it-possible-to-find-a-job-when-you-are-over-60-nobsjobsearchadvicecom

EP 1421 A question from someone who is feeling discouraged about looking for work as someone who is over 60 years of age.

Summary

The question for today is, "Is it possible to get a job 60?"

MAN! I remember when I started recruiting and I wonder what happened to people when they got to be over 40! As time progressed, that became 50. Now the new number is 60.

I will simply say, "Yes. It is possible to get a job at 60." That's in the face of all the stuff that you are hearing about in the way of age discrimination.

Part of what happens is we start to believe (I'm over 60) the BS that is thrown at us as a rationalization for why we are turned down for jobs. Yes, there is discrimination AND What happens most of the time is that people who are older think they can coast away into an interview without adequate preparation and without doing any homework, wing it and think they can get a job. In fact, this is a competitive market and you're competing with people who are equally skilled or as well skilled as you ... This is not about age. This is about your performance on interviews.

Yes, I'm going to repeat it, there is discrimination just like when you were 24 they were choosing the 40-year-olds. I'm sure they were saying, "Hey! This person knows a lot more than the 24-year-old!" People live in interviews with opinions as to who is going to be effective in their organization. There's a way to prepare for this that will help you defeat the bias.

So simply say, "Absolutely! It is possible to get a job as someone who is over 60. It happens frequently these days." People who are over 60 are finding work. That's the fact of it. Get off the self-pity. Start preparing for interviews. Get yourself ready to perform at a high level.

By the way, if you would like me to coach you, email me at JeffAltman@TheBigGameHunter.us; I'll be happy to work with you. You can also go to www.JobSearchCoachingHQ.com. Sign up there because there's a lot of great information will get you prepared.

So the 1st thing you need to work on is your preparation and the 2nd variable is whether or not your skills are marketable. If you have ordinary skills, if you have commoditized skills, Skills that 1,000,001 people have, you will probably need to show flexibility about compensation, geography, and a host of other things.

Assuming that you have marketable skills/desirable skills for your market area or are willing to move to one where what you do is marketable as well, you will find the job. There is no question about it. You will find the job.

ABOUT JEFF ALTMAN, THE BIG GAME HUNTER

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter
Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a career and leadership coach who worked as a recruiter for more than 40 years. He is the host of “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” the #1 podcast in iTunes for job search with more than 1400 episodes and his newest show, “No BS Coaching Advice.” He is a member of The Forbes Coaches Council. “No BS JobSearch Advice Radio” was recently named a Top 10 podcast for job search. JobSearchTV.com was also recently named a Top 10 YouTube channel for job search.

Are you interested in 1:1 coaching, interview coaching, advice about networking more effectively, how to negotiate your offer or leadership coaching? Schedule a free Discovery call.

If you have questions for me, call me through the Magnifi app for iOS (video) or PrestoExperts.com (phone)

JobSearchCoachingHQ.com offers great advice for job hunters—videos, my books and guides to job hunting, podcasts, articles, PLUS a community for you to ask questions of PLUS the ability to ask me questions where I function as your ally with no conflict of interest answering your questions. 

NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com
NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com

Connect with me on LinkedInLike me on Facebook.

Join and attend my classes on Skillshare. Become a premium member and get 2 months free.

Join Career Angles on Facebook and receive support, ideas and advice in your current career and job.

You can order a copy of “Diagnosing Your Job Search Problems” for Kindle on Amazon and receive free Kindle versions of “No BS Resume Advice” and “Interview Preparation.” If you are starting your search, order, “Get Ready for the Job Jungle.” 

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter
Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter

Don’t forget to give the show 5 stars and a good review in iTunes

If you want to know how to win more interviews, order “Winning Interviews.” You’ll learn how to win phone interviews, in-person interviews, the best question to ask on any interview and more.

Would you like to talk through a salary negotiation or potential negotiation you’re involved with? Order and schedule time with me.

Do you have questions or would like advice about networking or any aspect of your search. Order and schedule time with me.

Would you like me to critique your resume. Order a critique from me

Jeff’s Kindle book, “You Can Fix Stupid: No BS Hiring Advice,” is available on Amazon.

I Retired and Need to Return to Work | NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com


Listen to the full episode here
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/thebiggamehunter/2019/03/22/i-retired-and-need-to-return-to-work-nobsjobsearchadvicecom

EP 1411 Someone asked for advice about returning to work after having retired and get out of the labor force for the past 15 years.

Summary

Someone messaged me with a question that I thought I would make the basis for this video. They retired at age 55 and have decided age 70 that they need to return to work. They would like advice about looking for a job.

My simple answer is don't waste your time looking for job. You are just going to get frustrated. 1 of the things that has happened in the 15 years since you retired (this is an IT person and the market has certainly changed in the 15 years since they retired). The way work is done, the knowledge that is expected of someone, is different today than I was 15 years ago.

The result is if you really think you can just find the job where you return to a compensation level like you earning 15 years ago, you are mistaken. It just doesn't work that way. After all, who is going to give someone a job that they haven't done for 15 years. It's like saying you have been imprisoned for 15 years and drive a Formula One sports car. You haven't driven for 15 years. Now will drive the race for us. It is not going to happen. It's the same thing in job hunting.

What can this person do? What can you get involved with that can bring you income? I believe there are things that you have been doing for the past 15 years that really get you excited. Whether you write about them or do videos, or help other people with their concerns, there are things you can do from a knowledge perspective and sharing that knowledge that will serve you and help you make money.

Using, myself for example, I wrote a number of e-books years ago, some of which were about job search, there are a number of other things I'm interested in. So I did a few recipe books. I still make money from them on Amazon for the Kindle platform. You have your version of this where you have material that you can create and sell it on different platforms.

What platforms? I can't go into that right now. There are many different places where we can sell knowledge or creativity online and, from there, monetize that knowledge or skill.

Don't think that what you know or what you are excited about is something that no one else will pay for. Lord knows, there's a whole bunch of stuff that people may mock that other people are making money from. I had my recipe e-books. They are are short little things, maybe 30 pages long that I sell for $2.99 I make money from Kazakh recipes . Like from Kazakhstan. I'm not getting rich from it supplements things I'm doing in other places. I did the work one time in revenue comes from. You can do your version of that.

Looking for the things they can get you excited , that occupied you during the last 15 years where you are retired and looking at ways to monetize it will help you a lot. Don't think you need to figure it out by yourself. There are a lot of organizations and a lot of people who will help you.

1 of the reasons that I say that you are not going to find work is is that giving your age and your absence from the workforce, your network is probably dissipated. Your connection with people you have worked with before has diminished or disappeared. Thus, the most important way of you finding a job has been eliminated for you. Your network is retiring. Your network consists of people you have not had contact with in a long time.

. Yes, you can call them up and say that you're looking for a job but the likelihood of that working is very very very small. Instead, focusing on what can work. It's going to involve effort, but I'm going to tell you point-blank, I think you'll be better off focusing in on your knowledge that you have accumulated over the last 15 years then going out and finding a job.

ABOUT JEFF ALTMAN, THE BIG GAME HUNTER

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter
Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a career and leadership coach who worked as a recruiter for more than 40 years. He is the host of “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” the #1 podcast in iTunes for job search with more than 1400 episodes and his newest show, “No BS Coaching Advice.” He is a member of The Forbes Coaches Council. “No BS JobSearch Advice Radio” was recently named a Top 10 podcast for job search. JobSearchTV.com was also recently named a Top 10 YouTube channel for job search.

Are you interested in 1:1 coaching, interview coaching, advice about networking more effectively, how to negotiate your offer or leadership coaching? Schedule a free Discovery call.

If you have questions for me, call me through the Magnifi app for iOS (video) or PrestoExperts.com (phone)

NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com
NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com

JobSearchCoachingHQ.com offers great advice for job hunters—videos, my books and guides to job hunting, podcasts, articles, PLUS a community for you to ask questions of PLUS the ability to ask me questions where I function as your ally with no conflict of interest answering your questions.  

Connect with me on LinkedInLike me on Facebook.

Join and attend my classes on Skillshare. Become a premium member and get 2 months free.

Join Career Angles on Facebook and receive support, ideas and advice in your current career and job.

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter
Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter

You can order a copy of “Diagnosing Your Job Search Problems” for Kindle on Amazon and receive free Kindle versions of “No BS Resume Advice” and “Interview Preparation.” If you are starting your search, order, “Get Ready for the Job Jungle.” 

Don’t forget to give the show 5 stars and a good review in iTunes

If you want to know how to win more interviews, order “Winning Interviews.” You’ll learn how to win phone interviews, in-person interviews, the best question to ask on any interview and more.

Would you like to talk through a salary negotiation or potential negotiation you’re involved with? Order and schedule time with me.

Do you have questions or would like advice about networking or any aspect of your search. Order and schedule time with me.

Would you like me to critique your resume. Order a critique from me

Jeff’s Kindle book, “You Can Fix Stupid: No BS Hiring Advice,” is available on Amazon.

Job Search Advice When You Are Over 50 | JobSearchTV.com


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Here are a few things you can do in your job search if you are over 50.

Summary

I was looking at some advice that's been given to people who are over 50 in their job search and, as usual, I get infuriated It's like you're talking to children. And I just want to simply say, most the advice that you get is awful. You know, focus on current technology, rather than work that you did 25 years ago. Right. Like you didn't know that already. Dress well, like you were dressing like a barbarian on your interviews, right?
The people that should meet with are more likely to be dressed like a barbarian. Yeah.
I just want to say to you that most of you know what it's going to take to find luck, and you're disappointed and frustrated by perceived ages. And I say "perceived" because it it isn't always ageism. Often, it's you're not prepared to talk about what you've done, how you went about doing it, and related it in a way that the audience will understand it. That's about interview preparation. That's not about the fact that for 5060 or 70. Energetically, obviously, organizations don't want to hire people who are tire and, or, and have no life to the no one wants that didn't want that we were 30 They certainly don't want that when you're 50, 60 or 70.
So, I just want to remind you that the basics of job hunting haven't changed, because you're older. How do you demonstrate that you can fit into a culture where you're staring at a 35 year old manager is really very simple. Show them that you could do the job, and to do it in a way where you're not insulting. You know, I say that with "I have 35 years doing such and such."
No, you're insulting when you do that. You're talking like a parent and you sound like you're talking down to them. And you know that!
I just want to say focus in on delivering the goods. Now, if you're writing a resume, you don't talk about your 35 years of experience doing such and such. All you're doing is signaling the applicant tracking system that you're old. It's useless. It doesn't help you.
Now, again, there's a difference between interviewing for leadership versus staff level roles versus manager roles. So, let me just point out that the most important thing that you can do is show great energy and look terrific. In addition, show that you can connect with people. If you can't connect, all you're doing is asking them to hire you purely based upon your knowledge.
I'm going to let you in on a secret. There's a lot of people out there who have the knowledge that you have. Seriously, a lot of people have the knowledge so you have so why do they pick you? There's no simple answer to that. You haven't given them anything extra.
How you connect with people as people is the pivot point. And I just don't want you falling prey to this nonsense, where they're talking to you like a child. "Like, okay, you're 60 now. Why aren't you a greeter at Walmart? Why aren't you wearing the blue vest?"
Come on. That doesn't help. And you shouldn't be listening to that. You prepare for your interviews well . . . and you know what that means? You just often take the shortcut, and you don't do the preparation. You don't look at the LinkedIn profile. You don't review the job description. You haven't really prepared answers to questions prior to the interview.
You've been on enough interviews to know what they're going to ask you about. It makes no sense. And thus, you're (I'm going to be blunt here and I'm going to use their language I apologize, in advance) but you're taking a half assed approach to interview preparation is what's killing you. It's not the ageism is that you've got lazy. That's really it. You've gotten lazy.
So, don't fall prey for this, "Oh, you are over 50. You need to be coddled, because, after all, you're a person who's over 50, 60, 70. You should be treated differently." Come on! Your failures in job hunting are your own fault.
Yes, there's bias. I concede that, right? Yes, there's bias. There's bias when you were 20 and the 50 year old manager was looking at you as being like their son or daughter. It existed then; it's going to exist now.
I'll just simply say that the most important thing you can do is have a resume that shows that you could do the role. You watch my videos about the best question you can ask on any interview. You learn that. You make it second nature. You work with a coach (I'd love to coach you but if it's not me pick someone else). If you want it to be me, contact me through LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/in/thebiggamehunter and, after we're connected, message me. I'd love to be able to help you.
But I'm just simply get to the point and say the content that's out there for those who are over 50 who are over 60 or 70 is garbage. All it does is it treats you like a moron. The reality is you really know what to do but you've taken shortcuts and gotten lazy about your preparation. The effort that you put in at the front end is going to make it easier for you to get off on us. Don't screw around, Get to the point.

ABOUT JEFF ALTMAN, THE BIG GAME HUNTER

JobSearchTV.com
JobSearchTV.com

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a career and leadership coach who worked as a recruiter for more than 40 years. He is the host of “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” the #1 podcast in iTunes for job search with more than 1400 episodes and his newest show, “No BS Coaching Advice.” He is a member of The Forbes Coaches Council. “No BS JobSearch Advice Radio” was recently named a Top 10 podcast for job search. JobSearchTV.com was also recently named a Top 10 YouTube channel for job search.

Are you interested in 1:1 coaching, interview coaching, advice about networking more effectively, how to negotiate your offer or leadership

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter
Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter

coaching? Schedule a free Discovery call.

If you have questions for me, call me through the Magnifi app for iOS (video) or PrestoExperts.com (phone)

JobSearchCoachingHQ.com offers great advice for job hunters—videos, my books and guides to job hunting, podcasts, articles, PLUS a community for you to ask questions of PLUS the ability to ask me questions where I function as your ally with no conflict of interest answering your questions.  

Connect with me on LinkedInLike me on Facebook.

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter
Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter

Join and attend my classes on Skillshare. Become a premium member and get 2 months free.

Join Career Angles on Facebook and receive support, ideas and advice in your current career and job.

You can order a copy of “Diagnosing Your Job Search Problems” for Kindle on Amazon and receive free Kindle versions of “No BS Resume Advice” and “Interview Preparation.” If you are starting your search, order, “Get Ready for the Job Jungle.” 

If you want to know how to win more interviews, order “Winning Interviews.” You’ll learn how to win phone interviews, in-person interviews, the best question to ask on any interview and more.

Would you like to talk through a salary negotiation or potential negotiation you’re involved with? Order and schedule time with me.

Do you have questions or would like advice about networking or any aspect of your search. Order and schedule time with me.

Would you like me to critique your resume. Order a critique from me

Jeff’s Kindle book, “You Can Fix Stupid: No BS Hiring Advice,” is available on Amazon.