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11 Feb 10 A Job-Search Guide to Help People Over 45 – IX

Yesterday we talked about the power of “now” and how you should use it to improve your job search. In this article I will share some sneaky tricks that will help you improve the odds of getting hired. Keep these tricks handy and start applying it.

Widen your net

You are finding it hard to get a job in your industry because you are facing competition from younger crowd who is just out of college. To counter this you need to expand your list of target companies to include companies that do not operate in your industry. There is quite a fair chance that you will find some companies in other industries that need your expertise and as core of their business lie somewhere else, they do not need young employees; they need people with experience to take over their marginalized process. For example: A young software engineer will like to work in a company specialized in IT products, not in a publishing company that needs IT guy to smoothen its operation. These types of companies are gold mine for you.

Be part of a professional organization

Becoming a member of a professional organization not only helps you befriend with like-minded people, but it also helps you in a job search. Many professional organizations assist their members with job-search. You will also get many leads here.

Rent a help

If you are finding it hard to get a job on your own then give up, and hire some career coach or a recruiter. They will help you get the job you want to have.

Don’t give up

There is no point in giving up the search, as you will gain nothing from giving up. Giving up is for faint of heart, not for a fighter like you who has defeated all odds to remain afloat till now. So, do not give up and keep finding. There is bright sunlight at the end of this dark tunnel.

Employ these strategies in your job-search and you will see a significant improvement in the result. Best of luck for your search!

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