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Positioning Yourself For Job Search Success

By May 6, 2020June 17th, 2020No Comments

Not only are we living longer and choosing to extend our work lives past the traditional age of retirement, but today, many people are also facing an unexpected job search as factors like the COVID-19 crisis have derailed career paths out of the blue. In this episode of the podcast, Kelly offers strategies for how more experienced professionals can tackle their reentry into the job search and the workforce.

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Key takeaways:

  • The working population of those in the age category of 64-75 hold the highest growth rate of generations in the workforce.
  • Employers are likely to capitalize on the most coveted asset of baby boomers—experience.
  • Stay marketable by staying busy and connected.

Resources mentioned in the podcast:

What to listen for:

01:00    Demographics of the contemporary workforce (they might surprise you)

02:55    How are employers responding to the bountiful skills of baby boomers?

What can younger generations learn from baby boomers in the workforce?

04:06    Eight practices to enhance your job search today


“The simple fact is we’re living longer and working longer, by design or necessity or both.” 02:28

“Realize those closest to you can provide leads not just moral support and encouragement.” 6:13

“If you want people to show up for you–you have got to show up for them.” 10:28

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J. Kelly Hoey

J. Kelly Hoey

Kelly Hoey is the author of Build Your Dream Network (January 2017 / Tarcher Perigee). She has been lauded from Forbes (“1 of 5 Women Changing the World of VC/Entrepreneurship”) to Fast Company (“1 of the 25 Smartest Women On Twitter”) to Business Insider (“1 of the 100 Most Influential Tech Women On Twitter”) and Inc. (1 of “10 Most Well-Connected People in New York City's Startup Scene”). Empowering A Billion Women By 2020 included her on their list of the “100 Most Influential Global Leaders Empowering Women Worldwide”. Not bad for a former corporate lawyer. She’s a limited partner in two emerging tech funds (Laconia Capital Group and Lattice Ventures) and can frequently be found on Twitter @jkhoey.