Ageism is one of the most frustrating challenges for job seekers age 50+ (or younger in many industries) so I started collecting anti-ageism success stories so that job seekers could study real-life examples of people who launched or continued careers when they were older.… Read more... “Anti-Ageism Job Search Success Stories”
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Today’s interview is with job search success story Jeff Shaevel. I met Jeff in Austin Digital Jobs. He shared his story as a 58-year-old job seeker and he impressed me so much, I wanted to know all the details. He graciously agreed to share his philosophy and advice about how to navigate a successful job search.… Read more... “Job Search Tips for Age 50+: Tech Job Search Success Story”
A common career decision is whether to move for a job opportunity or to stay in a place where you already have strong ties to family and friends. There isn’t one right answer, of course, as people have different values and priorities, so I interviewed people who made different decisions to hear their perspectives for the benefit of people who might be considering whether to move for a job now.… Read more... “Should You Move for a Job?”
My career change from tech to career counseling started with a volunteer experience. At the beginning of my career change, I had no relevant job experience and my undergraduate major was economics, not counseling or psychology.
Doing volunteer work is an excellent way to gain experience in a new career field.… Read more... “How to Use Volunteer Work to Make a Career Change”
After years of job seekers being bombarded with career advice about personal branding, a lot of people are expressing disgust. A new industry is capitalizing on hatred of personal branding and reassuring job seekers that they don’t have to do anything as tawdry as personal branding.… Read more... “Personal Branding Has a Branding Problem”