This topic returns regularly: age discrimination when searching for a job.
In order to be successful at job hunting, the stats tell us that experienced managers who are 50+ need:
- approx. 2 weeks longer to find a job
- to build longer target lists of companies when applying
- to be more selective / thoughtful when preparing said list
There are also tips on how to improve the CV, in order not to scream “I’m close to retirement”:
This senior pharma professional shared via SpenglerFox how he approached being made redundant and how he ended up at his dream job after 50.
Here a teaser:
About him: after almost 20 years in commercial roles in pharma he found out a year in advance that his role would be made redundant. After unsuccessfully applying internally to roles, he used this moment to carry out a detailed self-evaluation of his professional skills and experiences.
Changes in law (e.g., quotas), society and technology have led to the most diversified workforce
in the history of mankind in terms of race, religion, national origin, gender, personality or age.
Find more details in this post – Future of the job market. Never before have so many generations participated in the workforce: Read more
At Career Angels we give bachelor students the opportunity to work with us till they have completed
their master studies, so that they can experience and learn about the job market from an extremely safe perspective. Read more
We’ve already discussed the 3 signs that you’re a bad candidate: warning signs that you might be sending to recruiters and headhunters. The thing is, your CV might be sending the exact same signals. Read more
The scary truth is: headhunters and recruiters are very sensitive to some warning signs that whether you – as a candidate – might be potentially troublesome down the line. If you show any of them, you can be sure that you will not be kept in the recruitment process. Here the most important “red lights”: Read more
Our career advisory experience includes working with people coming frequently from very different backgrounds. Although they all work in different companies, places and industries, there is one thing they all have in common: career mistakes that they make.
What are they? Read more
“How will the job market for Project Managers be?”
We hear this question quite often, and forgive us – we do not have a crystal ball (yet). But we have some tips and hints that will allow you – an experienced Project Manager – to navigate the current and future job market.
The Internet is full of valuable and free materials on career management: interview guides, tips on how to write best CVs, etc. While the variety of sources comes in handy, it can also be confusing and raise questions on the quality or credibility. Fortunately, to spare you the effort of digging through the Internet and looking for the right source, we’ve found the best materials for you.
A comprehensive summary on general Outplacement Services and current market trends with an editable checklist for free download, here.