EP 1916 Older job seekers do many things well. One of the obstacles for many of them is presenting well in an interview.

    Here are some discussion highlights:
    • The point is always missed with job seekers — skills defining the job are different than the skills to do the job
    • Over 50 job seekers must not buy the notion – “I’m over 50, I’ll be discriminated against
    • One of the frequent causes of a lack of presentation is the lack of preparedness
    • Practice will help you execute at the drop of a hat
    • Converting education to real experience is a barrier if the professors don’t know how to make it transfer to todays real world expectations
    • The preparation is work needing to be done in order to make your capabilities plain to employers
    • Jeff recommends initiating the tone and pace of the interview – shift mindset from expecting to be interrogated. The job candidate positions himself better by having a conversation than a boss/subordinate Q & A
    • Ask more consultative questions defining the problem the employer wants to solve. Find out what matters to them
    • Recognize the stage, the audience, and find ways to make them respond. Make your presentation sound fresh
    • Energy is a key for older job seekers to engage the audience—don’t be the parent telling a younger interview what to do
    • Social media is great for research and to leverage the interview for familiarity and to stand out

 

ABOUT JEFF ALTMAN, THE BIG GAME HUNTER

JeffAltman, The Big Game Hunter
JeffAltman, The Big Game Hunter

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a coach who worked as a recruiter for what seems like one hundred years. His work involves career coaching, all as well as executive job search coaching, job coaching, and interview coaching. He is the host of “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” the #1 podcast in iTunes for job search with more than 1900 episodes, and is a member of The Forbes Coaches Council.

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