Being unemployed after age 50 can be challenging. See how to return to the job market.
Unemployment is a challenge at any age, but for those over 50, returning to the job market can seem even more challenging. However, it is always possible to face this setback and return to active life.
Attitude can make all the difference and, no matter how many obstacles you may encounter, it is essential to find motivation to keep trying and not give up.
While it is true that many companies are mainly looking for younger people, it should not be forgotten that in certain activities experience is fundamental and, therefore, recognized as an asset by employers.
Another added value that should be explored is continuous training. In addition to acquiring new knowledge and enriching the curriculum, this willingness to learn will be valued by recruiters.
The fact that you have a longer professional experience also allows you to create a network of contacts that can be very useful at this stage. Take advantage of this phase to participate in workshops or conferences that can promote the networking and strengthen this network of contacts.
Tailoring your resume to the jobs you are applying for and highlighting the last 10 to 15 years will allow you to stand out and have a better chance of getting the job you want.
Saldo Positivo has gathered, in this article, the essential tips for you to find the place you deserve in the job market. Check them out.
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