This book will help if you want to: find work but feel your age may be a limiting factor; and concentrate your job-hunting efforts in areas that genuinely welcome older people. Use it to: present your past experience in the best light; find places that advertise jobs specifically to older people; learn how to use modern technology to apply on-line or send off your details electronically; answer difficult questions on application forms or during interviews; prepare for telephone interviews; layout your letters and CVs most effectively; discover what changes are taking place to pension law and to age discrimination legislation; and identify a range of alternatives to conventional employment including running your own business or voluntary work.
Contents: 1. Working with a computer 2. Knowing what you want to do 3. Finding vacancies 4. Is this the right job for you? 5. Applying in writing 6. Producing a CV 7. Application forms 8. Online applications 9. Convincing at interview 10. Should you take the job? 11. Glossary of job hunting terms
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JACKIE SHERMAN has worked as a university careers adviser, run her own CV design business, tutored adults in the community, organised job-search workshops for the unemployed, run workshops for Women Returners, and written books and worked as a volunteer for Age Concern. She therefore has a wealth of experience in the fields of careers and job hunting and is particularly aware of the difficulties faced by older job applicants.
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