This is a wonderful time of the year to relax, recharge and refocus before the new year begins. It’s also an ideal time for family and friends to gather to catch up, and for you to reflect and begin to focus on your 2017 goals, particularly as they relate to your career. Whether you’re employed and searching for a new job or unemployed and seeking a job, now is the perfect time to develop your execution plan. Here are a few pointers to help you get focused and stay ahead in your job search.
This summer AARP Academy is hosting job search webinars to help you land your next great gig. Sessions will help teach you how to find the jobs that fit your skills and ex perience, craft your résumé so that it conveys your ability to do the job and sell yourself in the interview. Featured webinars start this month and conclude in August (June 14 — available on-demand — July 21 and Aug. 9). They lead up to AARP's Virtual Career Fair on Sept. 20. Experts will introduce you to tools and strategies that will also help prepare you to chat online with employers at the fair.
The following post is by an AARP member who wanted to share his experience in finding a new position. He requested anonymity for himself and his current and former employers.
In 1993, we celebrated the first Take Your Daughter to Work Day. But have you ever wondered what your kid does in a job that perhaps didn’t exist five years ago? What exactly is a social media manager, a data scientist or even an actuary?
I find myself using Twitter more these days. I'm searching for contacts and ideas, trying to get my own point of view heard and trying to follow the recommendations of some key experts, whose thoughts and links I value.
Just when you thought you had all the important documents you need to know your loved one's wishes - power of attorney, will, health care directive, perhaps Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) - here's another to consider: a social media will.
Reaching your 50s brings a whole new world of complexities, opportunities and excitement. To get the best of it, it is crucial to stay current with our fast-changing world, always looking for fresh perspectives and keeping your options open. At this stage in life, you don't want to feel forced into something that doesn't fit into your lifestyle; on the contrary, you should have the flexibility to choose when, where, how and with whom you are enjoying your life.
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