10 Resume Tips for the 50+ Job Seeker to Heighten Your Chance of an Interview

RetirementIt has been predicted that there could be a shortage in workforce talent by 2018, due to mass retiring of Baby Boomers (those born between 1946 and 1964). In fact, it has been estimated that by 2018 there could be more than five million unfilled jobs in the United States due to this reduction in workforce. Since 2018 is only three and a half years away, the increase in workers is on the way up now.
With this increased need for job expertise in many areas, or industries, a Job Seekers should:

  • Focus on your specialized area of expertise – concentrate on what you can bring to the table
  • Highlight mentoring that you can provide to younger team members
  • Don’t go back more than 20 years in your experience unless you absolutely have to
  • Don’t list dates you were in the military (If you were)
  • Don’t list dates you graduated from college
  • Don’t list dates of every training course you have been through in the last 30 years
  • Make sure the content you list in your resume is fresh, relevant and shows your value
  • Demonstrate you are current on trends, certifications, emerging technologies, and new management structures or generally new ways of doing business.
  • Keyword match your ideal job search using indeed.com and insert those keywords into the first page of your resume
  • Keep your resume to 2 pages – your content needs to be clear, concise and strategic.

***I want to make sure you have every opportunity to get calls for the jobs you want – in order to do this, you need to start with a stellar resume – so I am offering you a complementary resume critique – I know what it takes for a resume to get results! Just email your resume to me at careerist@aol.com and put “Resume Critique” in the subject line. I will then critique your resume. I look forward to hearing from you.***


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: