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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.

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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

Networking Expert + Career Transformation Coach + Author + Speaker, Kelly Hoey looks at "networking" through a new, modern, fresh lens, offering you (who are pursuing and perhaps struggling with your big ambitions), advice on how to connect for success in a hyper-connected world that is woefully short in its attention span. Her network-building advice is relatable, instilling confidence with actionable insights and practical information.