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Which are you? Excellent Good Average Old Dog
It’s all about perspective… Foundational Tips, tricks, tools, techniques… All useless! Unless….
Age isn’t an issue for… Obama – 51 Romney – 65
How old is her attitude?
Is this why you came today?
Barriers/Myths Appearance of complacency (loss of drive) Lack of skills Especially computer Not willing to change or learn Resumes/Cover Letters Don’t have one, out of date Not knowing what you have to offer Hesitancy to “toot your own horn” Allowing others to get you down Letting yourself have a bad attitude Looking at problems, not solutions
SOLUTIONS: Appearance of complacency (loss of drive) Commitment to keeping your skills current Deal-breaker… A little training can make a BIG difference Meetings & conferences Research, read & talk to people Training – in person or online Appearance
SOLUTIONS: Lack of skills (especially computer) Free Online Trainings handout Learn & practice Gain computer skills Learn Microsoft Office Email – Have one & use it Get on LinkedIn & Facebook
SOLUTIONS:Not willing to change or learn
SOLUTIONS: Resumes/Cover Letters (don’t have one, out of date) Create one – or many Times New Roman font Don’t use the same format as everyone else It’s not an autobiography Functional or combination resume formats Leave off dates Cover letter key points
SOLUTIONS: Not knowing what you have to offer Complete a skills inventory – iseek.org
SOLUTIONS:Hesitancy to “toot your own horn”
SOLUTIONS: Allowing others to get you down Sometimes what you remove from your life can add to your life
SOLUTIONS:Letting yourself have a bad attitude