Job and Career Education Center Staff Picks
With over twenty years of experience as a career counselor, Robin Ryan offers wise and relevant advice for the over-40 job seeker. She also surveyed hundreds of hiring managers across the country, who offered their insights on hiring someone over 40. According to Ryan, one of the most important skills a job seeker should develop is the ability to self-market. She outlines how to craft a "60 Second Sell" and provides tips on how to update your professional appearance. Ryan also emphasizes must-have computer and Internet proficiencies and suggests that readers look for "hidden jobs" through networks and social media. One standout of the book is the substantial and detailed chapters on resumes, cover letters and interviewing. These include real-life examples and advice from actual employers. Closing with an encouraging chapter on staying positive and focused through goal-setting, this book is essential reading for job seekers of any age.