On CNBC Julie Halpert covers the techniques experts suggest for making the best impression when navigating the new world of work with decades of experience.
The article lays out 8 points to consider:
- Play up your experience
- Combat the overqualified stereotype
- Stay active in your targeted profession
- Show that you are tech savvy
- Embrace Linked In
- Consider temporary employment
- Nail the interview
If looking to land a ‘second act’ approach it like you did when you were first exploring your last career, a long time ago. Attend meet ups, build your network, and get new skills. And your wisdom does have value. Here’s one way to look at it:
“Use your experience and wisdom to explain how you can help an employer or hiring manager achieve their goals. That’s a real value that older workers possess.”
AARP’s lawyers weigh in too on what to look for if you think there is ageism at work.
We covered the Transamerica research news last December. Link
Read the full article: How to land a great job when you are over 50
In the Columbia Journalism Review Lisa Napoli wrote about a 40-year collection of CNN memorabilia saved by Dave Rust. Rust has been a CNN cameraman since the late ’70s. He was an early employee with the young network and had the foresight to collect historic artifacts for some of the most significant events of the modern past.
There are early generation video cameras – state-of-the-art at the time, signed photos from world leaders, as well as promotional CNN memorabilia, and even lenses from cruise missiles from the streets of Baghdad.
We enjoyed finding out that Rust has postponed any serious organizing and archiving for another today.
Rust, who, at 69, is one of four remaining original CNN employees, says he has no idea just how many items he has in the two garages and two 9’x12’ storage units he has stuffed full, as well as what he’s stashed away in his house in the Atlanta area. There isn’t time in his life for proper archiving.
Read the full article: CNN cameraman has 40 years in the field, and the storage units to prove it
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CNN photo by: Neil Cornwell on Flickr