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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 is a problem solver who believes that most professional challenges—whether funding, landing a board position or getting a new job—are solved by tapping into networks.Kelly is a popular speaker on networking, community building and investing issues, especially as they relate to women, and has worked with the IEEE, PGA, Bank of America, Apple and countless others. Follow Kelly on Twitter @jkhoey and on Instagram @jkellyhoey and join the #BYDN community at