Can A Great Resume Open Doors For Senior Adult Workers?
February 10, 2022
by Michael Yublosky
Peter Newfield runs a LinkedIn group named ‘Resume Help and Advice for Professionals and Executives’. That’s how we met online. Newfield is president of Career-Resumes and has graciously allowed us to use material from his website on this blog.
I read through several pages and there is an abundance of information to pass on to senior adults 50+ in your job quests.
It’s very interesting where they claim that 15 seconds is: “On average, that’s how long a hiring manager will spend reading your resume before deciding to pass you over or give you further consideration. To land an interview, your resume has to make an instant impact.”
Furthermore, “your resume reflects who you are as a professional. A well-written resume will open doors to opportunities and boost your chance of being chosen for an interview ahead of the other applicants.“
A recent blog article on their site led me to an article on Grow Acorns entitled “7 jobs in high demand for 2022: A few pay $60,000 a year or more”.
The article acknowledges Payscale as the source in their calculation of the median annual salaries in parenthesis below. Some of these positions are hourly or commission based.
- Cashier ($23K)
- Truck Driver ($52K)
- Tax Specialist ($55K)
- Account Executive ($57K)
- Registered Nurse ($67K)
- Product Manager ($88K)
- Software Engineer ($88K)
Are any of these suitable to you as a senior adult worker 50+?
Perhaps one may fall within your desired occupation or previous expertise. If not, maybe you can modify your plans, gain some additional education and adapt to current market trends and demands.
Some may even be available on a part-time basis for those of you not wishing to work full-time.
In other words, go with the flow. That is, at least for the short term. Maybe you’ll learn to like it as I did! I had to transition to direct sales during the double-dip recession of the late ’70s and early ’80s. It wasn’t easy and it wasn’t pleasant for me, or my family.
Losing a job creates a great deal of stress. You lose your self-worth and at times a reason for living. The older you are, the harder it is to accept.
When it accompanies other stressors in your life, anxiety and depression can set in. Often times you have difficulty even making the smallest decisions or even getting out of bed.
I actually learned to love my new career in a rather short period of time, about a year. I could use many of the talents and skills I had accumulated through education and earlier life-work experiences.
I was no longer being “…tossed hither and, like a chip on the waves of the ocean.” (Think and Grow Rich by Napolean Hill with W. Clement Stone, 1960). I realized that I could be the master of my own fate by honing my skills and becoming a consultative sales professional.
Are you a senior adult looking to re-enter the workforce on a part or full-time basis? Then visit our Get Started page, set up a free account and upload your resume today.
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