Our culture looks at older workers and automatically assumes the “before” shots of an HGTV show. They imagine that our infrastructure is broken or wearing out; that our foundation’s cracked and we’re holding onto our harvest gold appliances and pop corn ceilings.
Applying for a job on-line usually means an Applicant Tracking System (ATS), not a human recruiter, screens your resume. Increase your chances of getting past the ATS and into the candidate pool with these five strategies as a guide.
It can be really hard to stay on track with your career goals! Are you over run
with family stuff, working late or self-doubt? In my experience, the one thing that helps people stay on track is an ACCOUNTABILITY PARTNER!
Sooooo, It’s May!! Have you made progress on reaching your New Year’s career resolutions (goals)? My first blog laid out 5 steps to take to create New Year’s Career Goals that Work. Some of you may be well on your way. Others may be experiencing fits and starts. Well, no worries and PLEASE, don’t beat yourself up! The fact that you’re reading this blog let’s me know you haven’t given up! Over the next couple of blogs, you’ll get more details on the steps that can help you move forward.
In the last “Your Career” blog post, we reviewed the 5 steps to creating New Year’s career goals that work. We’re a month in, a great time to check in on your planning or better yet, your actual progress towards your career goals.
In an earlier post, I mentioned the impact my mother’s retirement at age 59 had on me. She was utterly transformed by the experience — in a good way! I am now planning her 100th birthday DANCE party! What does this have to do with black history?
I imagined that I would engineer my retirement in early to late spring of whatever year, just as the days were getting longer and warmer here in the mid-Atlantic. I reasoned that this season of growth would have an equally hopeful impact on my ability to manage the variety of moods I would surely experience as I transitioned to my new life. But instead, I came face to face with the "bomb cyclone"!