THE TOP 5 WAYS TO IM­PRESS EM­PLOY­ERS

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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.

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