THE TOP 5 WAYS TO IMPRESS EMPLOYERS
Careers Consultancy director Catherine Cunningham says “if you do things properly, there’s no reason you can’t get another job”.
1 DON’T LISTEN TO STEREOTYPES
People think if they’re over 50, they won’t get another job, but that’s absolutely not the case,” Cunningham says.”
2 SMASH THE STEREOTYPES
If you look old-fashioned, people presume you are. Dress in a modern style. Outline examples of how you have championed or accepted change to show you are not resistant to it.
3 PROVE YOU KNOW IT
Knowledge and ability with technology is one thing hirers ask older jobseekers about. “Drop into the conversation that you’re absolutely up-to-date with Excel or whatever the computer software is,” she says.
4 VET YOUR RESUME
Cunningham says she can see when someone has used the space bar and treated their computer like a typewriter, to line things up and help fill big gaps. “Get someone savvy to vet your resume,” she says.
5 PRACTISE ON VIDEO
5 Don’t just note what you are saying but what you are doing. Look for bad habits such as playing with hair.