Friday, February 02, 2018
AARP outlines job hunting mistakes by seniors, with some surprises
The AARP has a valuable slide show on Job Hunting Mistakes by seniors, that is well worth a look, here.
A couple points stand out.
One is outdated email addresses. AOL (which I have) and Yahoo look bad, gmail and Outlook (I use gmail) look good. That’s a little odd, that AOL and Yahoo are not trendy companies.
Another is insufficient digital presence. But many seniors don’t find a social media presence socially necessary.
It does recommend blogging about your field. Because mine had been “mainframe programming”, which hollowed out, that would have been hard for me to do seriously.