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Job Searching for the Mature Worker

Not the usual motivational fluff. Pragmatic, actionable advice -- with forthright questions from live audience.

Job Searching for the Mature Worker -- HPAA video  Watch video on YouTube 

Speaker: Pat Richards, from nonprofit NOVA Workforce Services, Sunnyvale, California.

Pragmatic, actionable advice:

- Changes since you last looked for a job.

- Developing your job search plan.

- Industries where age matters less.

- Age-neutral résumés. 

- How to use your network.

- Local federally-funded job centers nationwide.

Questions and discussion:

- Handling a career break.

- "Career marketing" scams.

- How to explore the changes in your field at low cost.

- Certificates.

- Degree completion.

- Volunteering as a way to learn new skills.

- More...

"The presentation was excellent."
"Great webinar ! Thank you :-) "

Watch video on YouTube  (50 minutes; YouTube optimizes video quality for your connection speed.)
Questions or comments to: info@hpalumni.org

Links mentioned in the video:

▪ The video refers to the "PSR Methodology" -- Problem, Solution, Results -- to strengthen how you describe your experience.

▪ Online Job Search Plan. Walks you through the four major stages -- with examples, tools, and short videos. From NOVA: My Plan.

▪ There are 3,000 non-profit federally-funded Job Centers nationwide -- providing job-search assistance, skills development, and career counseling: Job Center Locator.

▪ Advice from HPAA members on job hunting -- inside or outside HP.

For additional career and job information: Professional networking, LinkedIn, "What I wish I had known before I left," advice and info on returning, employment and salary verification, HPAA job posts, and more -- see the main HPAA page on Career and Job Issues.

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