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Being a mature job seeker has many benefits. You may be more loyal and definitely have depth of experience....

Being a mature job seeker has many benefits. You may be more loyal and definitely have depth of experience.

However to minimize ageism you can spruce up your appearance in several ways. Here are a few suggestions.

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Boomers: How To Appear Fresh Presentation Transcript

  • 1. Employee & Job-Seeker Tip
    BOOMERS:
    KEEPING
    YOUR
    APPEARANCE FRESH
    Monster
    Career Coach
  • 2. 1
    .
    WHY BOOMERS SHOULD
    CONSIDER KEEPING THEIR
    APPEARANCE FRESH
  • 3. 1.1 THE REALITIES OF AGEISM AND
    FIRST IMPRESSIONS
    • Ageism in the workplace exists. If you’re a baby boomer and you’ve had to job hunt, you’ve probably experienced it
    • 4. During the interview process, first impressions count
    • 5. There are many misconceptions around older workers but the reality is that baby boomers are highly skilled in using new technologies, agile when it comes to a changing workplace, and more committed and engaged than their younger counterparts
    • 6. When you interview for a new position, it’s up to you to convince those in charge of hiring that you’re just as passionate, energetic, adaptable and technologically savvy as those half your age and it begins with the image of yourself you convey to others
  • 1.2 MATURE VS. OUT OF DATE
    • Looking mature is fine—but looking behind the times is not
    • 7. If your clothes or hairstyle are 10 years out of date, interviewers will wonder if your business skills are out of date, too
    • 8. If you’re looking tired and old, you’re not going to convey energy and passion
  • 2
    .
    HOW TO
    FRESHEN
    YOUR APPEARANCE
  • 9. 2.1 UPDATE YOUR STYLE
    Both men and women should consider:
    • Investing in a contemporary but age-appropriate business wardrobe. Buy a new “interview” outfit – from shoes to shirt. Knowing you look good always gives your confidence a boost
    • 10. Getting a professional to style or colour their hair. At a minimum consider updating the ‘do if it looks too old-fashioned
    • 11. Purchase new eyeglasses or see if contacts are better for you
    • 12. Staying fit.  “It's more important to come across as a high-energy person than looking younger.” Exercise, eat right and get enough sleep. And if you’re overweight, maybe try to “shed some pounds”
    • 13. Whitening your teeth. Your smile is one of the first things people notice. As we age, our teeth can become discoloured
  • 2.2 MAKE A SOLID FIRST IMPRESSION
    • The first things you do after entering the interview room is smile and extend your hand. You want that hand to look as polished as the rest of you. And ladies, no overlong, brightly coloured or appliquéd nails
    • 14. And, no matter how old you are, don’t wear perfume or cologne to any business interview or meeting. Some people are allergic and some may simply dislike your choice of scent
    • 15. One final note. Watch your posture. All the above tips will mean nothing if you slouch. Great posture conveys confidence (and healthy energy)
  • more on this topic:
    Baby Boomers: Don’t Let Appearance Stand in Your Way!
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