Looking for a job after 50?
How many of these thoughts are going through your head?
I will have to start over!
I am so specialized in my area of expertise that I can never find another job that needs my skills.
I am going to have to go back to school to learn new skills.
No one will hire me now that I am over 50.
I am competing against people of a very young age who will work for less.
You might be coming out of the military.
You might be coming out of a long career where you have developed deep technical expertise.
But you do not have to just give in. You have more to offer than you think.
You Have More to Offer
Too often we undersell ourselves. Do not do it.
In today’s podcast, I will give you specific strategies about how to revamp your thinking and position yourself for a new success. Click here to listen now.
>> [01:22] Recently I have worked with multiple people over 50 who have been fired. Some are retirement eligible but, for multiple reasons, did not want to retire.
>> [04:56] The first thing you need to do is to control the thinking. Do not give in to the messages in your head.
>> [10:50] Experience is huge. There is a wide and frustrating experience gap in the industry. Even older experience that seemed outdated (COBOL, Mainframes) can be reused.
>> [20:26] Work a plan. Go back to episode 133, Your Daily Routine for a Productive Job Search, and develop a simple plan on how to use your day.
>> [21:47] Get past HR, go to the senior people on the team.
Take a short moment to check out the video of President Reagan debating over his age. He speaks a powerful truth that we often overlook.
You might need to watch this video over and over!
SPOILER ALERT: He got the job
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Links mentioned in this episode:
- Late Bloomers: The Power of Patience in a World Obsessed with Early Achievement
- President Reagan Debate – Age issue
- Resumes are Worthless
- 48 Days to the Work You Love
- Your Daily Routine for a Productive Job Search
- Episode 119: Developing an Entrepreneurial Mindset
- Master of Engineering Management in Information Engineering and Management