Tips for the Older but Wiser Job-Seeker

Not all in-house job-seekers are three to four years out of their law firm gigs.  If you are an older in-house job-seeker, here are some tips to keep in mind when looking for jobs:

“America’s workforce is aging. According to the U.S. Department of Labor statistics, by 2019, more than 40% of Americans aged 55 and older will be employed, comprising over a quarter of the U.S. labor force… Furthermore, with people living longer, healthier lives, many older workers remain in the workforce longer. Some employers hold negative stereotypes about older workers, but a 2015 AARP found that the facts don’t support their concerns. Results showed that older employees offer more experience, better judgment and a stronger commitment to quality, are more reliable with regard to attendance and punctuality, and have lower turnover. In addition, they bring real world experience, an established work ethic, a record of previous successes, and an understanding of the bigger picture. If you are a more mature job seeker, the key is to present yourself as a “value-added” candidate.”

Read: Older but Wiser Job Seekers, Seltzer Fontaine Beckwith Hot Tip

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