ERIC Number: ED396082
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Job Search over 40: Selling to Your Strengths. Pocket Job Series No. 5.
This book is the fifth in a series of six pocket-sized books written for career changers and laid-off workers. Each book is written at a 7th- to 10th-grade reading level and contains examples, hands-on self-discovery exercises, and step-by-step advice for a successful job search. This book describes a job search strategy that makes "overqualified" an advantage. Chapter 1 focuses on who the players are--the law, the older worker, the job market, and the job seeker. Four ways to combat age bias are described: ignore it, confront it, litigate, or expect and avoid it. Chapter 2 provides a strategy that includes the following: preparing for the job search by preparing mentally, identifying weaknesses, updating the resume, enrolling in a computer class, and setting a job goal; using the hidden job market; and practicing for the interview. Chapter 3 covers what to do if turned down, including following up, handling rejection, and troubleshooting. Other contents include names and addresses of six national resource organizations, a bibliography of 10 helpful books for job seekers, an index, and space for notes. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Age Discrimination, Career Change, Career Education, Job Applicants, Job Search Methods, Learning Activities, Middle Aged Adults, Midlife Transitions, Older Workers, Underemployment, Unemployment
Prototype Career Press, 626 Armstrong Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55102 ($2.95 plus shipping, quantity discounts available).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Community; Students
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: For related documents, see CE 070 561-566.