Your Experience Makes You Valuable

As a professional worker at 50 or 60, you have a work-life of experience and skills to leverage to your advantage. While it may seem daunting to compete with younger job seekers, the truth is that your experience can be a significant asset in the job market.

One way to leverage your experience is to highlight it in your resume and cover letter. Focus on the skills and accomplishments that closely follow the job you are applying for. Use real examples to demonstrate your expertise and show how you have made a positive impact in your previous jobs.

A great way to leverage your experience is by networking with professionals within your field. Attending industry events, joining professional associations, and connecting with former colleagues on LinkedIn, help you to be seen as a professional within your field. These connections can help you learn about new job opportunities and provide valuable recommendations to potential employers.

It is essential to always stay up-to-date with your field’s latest trends and technologies. Take courses, attend workshops, and read industry publications to keep current. This will demonstrate to potential employers that you are committed to continuous learning and growth.

Consider exploring alternative work arrangements such as consulting or freelancing. This can be a great way to leverage your expertise while maintaining flexibility and autonomy.

As a 55 to 70-year-old job seeker, you have Great experiences and skills that can set you apart in the job market.

  • Highlight your expertise
  • Network with other professionals
  • Stay current with industry trends
  • Explore alternative work arrangements

You can leverage your previous experience and skill to find a fulfilling and rewarding career.

Author: Mike Balof

A retired Air Force Master Sergeant, Mike used to lay in bed at night and worry about what would happen if his plant closed or found himself without a job. One day his plant closed. Rather than panic and hysteria (OK, maybe a little) Mike found himself carried away on the adventure of his life. Mike started with the best job he ever had working at Home Depot. He spent 8 years working with job seekers at a local workforce center, helping them to find employment. He then started his own company developing courses, writing books and urging others to follow their own paths into the future. Mike holds a Master of Arts in Adult Education and Training and a Bachelor of Business Management, earned through the University of Phoenix and an AAS degree in Electronics Systems Technology from the Community College of the Air Force. Mike is a member of the Delta Mu Delta Business Honor Society.

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