So, you are over 50 years old.you already your resume and LinkedIn profile Get the job done professionally. You’re applying for tons of jobs, and recruiters say you’re perfectly qualified. Then they lower your offer by 20%. What did you do wrong? How can you make the same amount of money again? How much money did you make at your last job?
This is one of the biggest mistakes people over 50 make on their resumes, and what older professionals should do…
Not marketing yourself as an expert
@jtodonnell Over 50? This resume mistake will cost you! #recover #resumetips #over50 #careeradvice #career #JobJob ♬ Original Sound – JT O’Donnell
The resume mistake most people over 50 make is hiring a professional resume writer who makes you look like a well-rounded person (or doing so while writing the resume yourself). The problem with this is that it makes you look like a know-it-all.Looking overqualified and old-school may make you more susceptible to ageism and hurt your chances of finding a well-paying job.
The solution is specialization.
To appear relevant and valuable employer, you need to brand yourself as an expert. Of course, as a professional, you may have acquired countless skills over the course of decades.However, the employer is hiring you to solve a specific problem or alleviate some kind of pain, so you need to highlight those skills and experiences that are most relevant to the position you are applying for.
The best, most effective way to establish yourself as an expert in your field Looking for a job Just create a Targeted resume and LinkedIn profile to showcase your expertise.You also need to build your personal brand to present to recruiters and your professionals network You are a valuable business and worth every penny.
You are an expert in something. So, choose a skill to highlight and apply for jobs that allow you to utilize that skill.
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