The Mature Worker’s Job Search<br />Pickaway-Ross Career & Technology Center<br />
Purpose of this workshop<br />Empower<br />Enlighten<br />Equip<br />The mature job seeker for the challenges of the 21st ...
Purpose of this workshop<br />In other words – <br />   we want you to know what it takes to get a job quicker!<br />Picka...
Objectives<br />Define Mature Worker<br />Identify the challenges of being a mature job seeker<br />Provide information on...
Who is the mature job seeker?<br />Pickaway-Ross Career & Technology Center<br />How would you describe the mature job see...
Who is the Mature Job Seeker?<br />AARP – 50+<br />U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics – 55+<br />Saul Carliner of Intercom Ma...
Changes in the labor market<br />“The labor force participation rate of the older workforce has increased considerably sin...
KNOW YOUR RIGHTS<br />The Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (ADEA) forbids discrimination against people age 40...
KNOW YOUR RIGHTS<br />ADEA protection does not apply to:<br />Employers with fewer than 20 employees<br />Workers under th...
For more information on your rights<br />Equal Employment Opportunity Commission www.eeoc.gov<br />Pickaway-Ross Career & ...
Challenges!<br />What Are They?<br />Pickaway-Ross Career & Technology Center<br />
MYTHS<br />Can’t teach an old dog new tricks<br />Won’t stick around<br />Stuck in their ways<br />Take a lot of sick days...
Fastest growing internet users and taking classes to learn new skills<br />Stay on job twice as long as those 25-34 <br />...
ADVANTAGES<br />Worker’s point of view<br />Employer’s point of view<br />Pickaway-Ross Career & Technology Center<br />
Job Seeking Resources<br />Locally<br />Online<br />Pickaway-Ross Career & Technology Center<br />
Traditional Strategies<br />Searching online<br />Checking job boards<br />Viewing classifieds<br />Mass resume distributi...
21st Century Job Strategies<br />Pickaway-Ross Career & Technology Center<br />Stand out to employers by:<br />Networking<...
Something you should know about employment and never forget…<br />Pickaway-Ross Career & Technology Center<br />Publicly p...
NETWORKING<br />Pickaway-Ross Career & Technology Center<br />Who do you know?<br />Who do they know?<br />What do they kn...
PERSONAL BRANDING<br />Pickaway-Ross Career & Technology Center<br />Self-promotion using elevator speech<br />Connecting ...
Something you should know about employers and never forget…<br />Your resume will get about a 10-20 second read<br />If yo...
KILLER RESUME<br />Pickaway-Ross Career & Technology Center<br />Ask yourself - <br />Is my resume a boring job descriptio...
ACCOMPLISHMENTS<br />Money saved<br />Processes stream lined<br />Improvements made<br />Speeding bullet caught<br />Tall ...
INTERVIEW THE RIGHT WAY<br />Body Language<br />Tough Interview Questions<br />Follow Up<br />Pickaway-Ross Career & Techn...
Q&A<br />Pickaway-Ross Career & Technology Center<br />
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  1. 1. The Mature Worker’s Job Search<br />Pickaway-Ross Career & Technology Center<br />
  2. 2. Purpose of this workshop<br />Empower<br />Enlighten<br />Equip<br />The mature job seeker for the challenges of the 21st century job market for a more effective strategy toward quicker job attainment<br />Pickaway-Ross Career & Technology Center<br />
  3. 3. Purpose of this workshop<br />In other words – <br /> we want you to know what it takes to get a job quicker!<br />Pickaway-Ross Career & Technology Center<br />
  4. 4. Objectives<br />Define Mature Worker<br />Identify the challenges of being a mature job seeker<br />Provide information on your rights<br />Explain advantages held by the mature job seeker<br />Identify job seeking resources<br />Provide job search strategies<br />Pickaway-Ross Career & Technology Center<br />
  5. 5. Who is the mature job seeker?<br />Pickaway-Ross Career & Technology Center<br />How would you describe the mature job seeker?<br />
  6. 6. Who is the Mature Job Seeker?<br />AARP – 50+<br />U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics – 55+<br />Saul Carliner of Intercom Magazine – 35+<br />The Age Discrimation in Employment Act (ADEA) – 40+<br />Pickaway-Ross Career & Technology Center<br />
  7. 7. Changes in the labor market<br />“The labor force participation rate of the older workforce has increased considerably since the late 1980s. The increase in the labor force participation of this group over the past several decades is expected to continue into the foreseeable future.” <br />Source – U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Employment Outlook: 2006-16<br />Pickaway-Ross Career & Technology Center<br />
  8. 8. KNOW YOUR RIGHTS<br />The Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (ADEA) forbids discrimination against people age 40 or older. This includes:<br />Hiring/firing decision<br />Pay and benefits<br />Job Assignment<br />Promotions<br />Layoff<br />Training<br />Any other term or condition of employment<br />Pickaway-Ross Career & Technology Center<br />
  9. 9. KNOW YOUR RIGHTS<br />ADEA protection does not apply to:<br />Employers with fewer than 20 employees<br />Workers under the age of 40<br />Occupations where age is shown to be a “bona fide occupational qualification”.<br />Pickaway-Ross Career & Technology Center<br />
  10. 10. For more information on your rights<br />Equal Employment Opportunity Commission www.eeoc.gov<br />Pickaway-Ross Career & Technology Center<br />
  11. 11. Challenges!<br />What Are They?<br />Pickaway-Ross Career & Technology Center<br />
  12. 12. MYTHS<br />Can’t teach an old dog new tricks<br />Won’t stick around<br />Stuck in their ways<br />Take a lot of sick days<br />Too expensive to hire<br />Pickaway-Ross Career & Technology Center<br />
  13. 13. Fastest growing internet users and taking classes to learn new skills<br />Stay on job twice as long as those 25-34 <br />They may question change <br /> but can accept it and adjust<br />The higher turnover rates in <br /> younger workers is more <br /> expensive than the cost of <br /> pension and vacation time <br /> for older workers<br />REALITIES<br />Pickaway-Ross Career & Technology Center<br />
  14. 14. ADVANTAGES<br />Worker’s point of view<br />Employer’s point of view<br />Pickaway-Ross Career & Technology Center<br />
  15. 15. Job Seeking Resources<br />Locally<br />Online<br />Pickaway-Ross Career & Technology Center<br />
  16. 16. Traditional Strategies<br />Searching online<br />Checking job boards<br />Viewing classifieds<br />Mass resume distribution<br />Pickaway-Ross Career & Technology Center<br />
  17. 17. 21st Century Job Strategies<br />Pickaway-Ross Career & Technology Center<br />Stand out to employers by:<br />Networking<br />Selling yourself <br /> through personal <br /> branding<br />Have a killer resume<br />Interview the right way<br />
  18. 18. Something you should know about employment and never forget…<br />Pickaway-Ross Career & Technology Center<br />Publicly posted jobs represent only about 20-25% of vacant positions<br />Jobs are filled only about 25% of the time by individuals responding to a post<br />Jobs are filled 75% of the time by individuals who know a connection<br />Job search is a skill. Skills are <br /> improved only when practiced<br />
  19. 19. NETWORKING<br />Pickaway-Ross Career & Technology Center<br />Who do you know?<br />Who do they know?<br />What do they know?<br />Informational <br /> interviewing<br />
  20. 20. PERSONAL BRANDING<br />Pickaway-Ross Career & Technology Center<br />Self-promotion using elevator speech<br />Connecting your name to your career in terms of product, asset, quality and results<br />
  21. 21. Something you should know about employers and never forget…<br />Your resume will get about a 10-20 second read<br />If you do not capture their interest in the first 7 seconds, they might stop reading<br />Don’t bore the employer<br />Pickaway-Ross Career & Technology Center<br />
  22. 22. KILLER RESUME<br />Pickaway-Ross Career & Technology Center<br />Ask yourself - <br />Is my resume a boring job description?<br />Does it show the results I get?<br />Do I have a brand or do I <br /> sound generic?<br />What do my skills have to do <br /> with the needs of the company <br /> and position I am applying to?<br />Did I write the date of the Killer Resume workshop on my reminder calendar?<br />
  23. 23. ACCOMPLISHMENTS<br />Money saved<br />Processes stream lined<br />Improvements made<br />Speeding bullet caught<br />Tall building leapt over<br />Use numbers where<br /> appropriate<br />Pickaway-Ross Career & Technology Center<br />
  24. 24. INTERVIEW THE RIGHT WAY<br />Body Language<br />Tough Interview Questions<br />Follow Up<br />Pickaway-Ross Career & Technology Center<br />
  25. 25. Q&A<br />Pickaway-Ross Career & Technology Center<br />
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