Tag Archives: middle age career change

A Hiring Story with Update on Lynda C. Watts

To my regular readers, THANK YOU for your patience while I’ve made the transition back into the world of formal employment.  That transition included a move from St. Louis, Mo. to Kansas City (Overland Park), KS — and all that comes with … Continue reading

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The Job Interview: “Tell Me About Yourself”

You finally got the interview you’ve worked so hard to secure, you’ve donned your best “power suit,” polished your shoes, and you find yourself staring across the desk into the bored, over-worked eyes of a hiring manager. In spite of … Continue reading

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Age Discrimination: Can You Prove It?

The Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), enacted in 1967, protects individuals who are 40 years of age or older from employment discrimination based on age. The ADEA’s protections apply to both employees and job applicants. Under the ADEA, it … Continue reading

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The Career Coach: Worthwhile or Worthless?

I began this series with the article Want to Find Employment? Stop Looking for a Job! — the result of my interview with career coach Randy Block. In this second installment to the series, we’ll dive right into the question … Continue reading

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Critical Resume’ Formatting Tips

In Résumé Rules and How to Make the Top 5%, I talk about the various tips and techniques for creating a great résumé, amongst other things.  And then this morning, I opened an email from a recruiter only to learn … Continue reading

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Age Bias in Interviewing & Hiring: Tips to Tip the Scale in Your Direction

Age Bias or Age Discrimination? You look around the reception room and suddenly realize that every person sitting there — except for you — is under the age of 30. Fresh skinned, wrinkle free, and preoccupied with every conceivable technical … Continue reading

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