How to Get a Good Job After 50: A step-by-step guide to job search success (Paperback)
Finalist for the Australian Career Book Award 2021, hosted by the Royal Society of Arts Oceania
These days, more and more people are looking to stay in the workforce longer and are seeking satisfying, fulfilling jobs. How to Get a Good Job After 50 is a step-by-step guide to finding and winning the sort of job older employees want to have!
In clear, practical chapters, job search expert Rupert French shows you how to adopt a pro-active, ‘self-employed’ approach that builds self-esteem and promotes a time-efficient, self-managed job search program.
Learn how to:
- concentrate on no more than two or three job leads at any one time
- use proven marketing techniques to win good jobs
- write résumés that grab the employer’s interest in the first few sentences
- find jobs before they are advertised
- build an effective job search network
- use social media to support your job search
- effectively prepare for a job interview
- rebuild confidence and beat age discrimination.
Older workers are vital to the workplace; they have skills, reliability and a sense of responsibility that can only be gained through experience. How to Get a Good Job After 50 explains how to demonstrate these qualities to prospective employers, turning your age into an advantage. Covering all aspects of the job search, this is the essential guide to taking control of your career with expertise and confidence. If you want to be sure of your ability to get a good job quickly, let this book be your guide.
Rupert French has been actively involved in helping job seekers for almost 40 years. In that time he has developed and delivered highly successful job-search training and coaching programs. He has also presented on effective job search methodology at numerous career conferences, both national and international. This revised edition of How to Get a Good Job After 50 is his fourth book on successful job searching. Together with his experience as an employment counsellor and job search trainer, he brings skills developed in previous careers in journalism and teaching to clearly guide his readers through the often confusing and daunting process of finding work. Experience in a diverse range of other occupations — including having crewed on a square-rigged sailing ship — has provided him with a good understanding of a variety of different careers and helped him ensure that his methodology caters for all.
Reveals all the tricks of the trade to landing a great job over 50.—Dare Magazine, Australian Seniors
Well written researched … this is a must read for anyone re-entering or wanting to further their career after 50.—Girl.com.au
Job search success relies on getting passed the perceived age barrier. This book explains how to do that.—Your Time Magazine
Confidence and attitude are the key ingredients for job search success, no matter what your age. ... If you have not yet been successful, build your confidence and demonstrate it in all your dealings with prospective employers. It’s an approach that works, and it can work for you!—Healthy Aging
Although this guide has been written to help older workers obtain work in today’s market the advice that is contained therein will certainly be of great help to any person seeking employment, regardless of age. An excellent, straightforward and easy to understand book. You can almost feel Rupert French’s hand on your shoulder in a very reassuring way, he’s that good.—Have a Go News