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June 9th, 2009 at 4:58 am

New School Job Hunting Tips

Here are some job hunting tips that reflect some almost drastic changes from 20 years ago. AOL’s Career Builder provides some interesting updates for anyone looking for a job these days.

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    I recently added a job search portal to Goldivas.com. It’s powered by Careerbuilder, and is called PrimeCB, presumably has jobs from employers who are interested in hiring experienced people. However, I’m not sure how effective it is, I think us Boomers encounter a lot of age discrimination, regardless of what they say.

    Rita@Goldivas on June 11th, 2009
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    Thanks for sharing this Rita!!

    Rosie on June 11th, 2009
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    I do agree that the “old way” of sending resumes may be over, however, I do believe qualifications speak for themselves and if you’re qualified, you’ll at least get a call. The sad part is many baby boomers may be forced to take a serious pay cut in order to stay in the job market. Boomer Diva Nation also has a job search portal which we hope is of benefit to others: http://www.boomerdivanation.org/help-wanted/

    Beverly Mahone on June 11th, 2009
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    “If you’re qualified, you’ll at least get a call”? Not necessarily, one HR person I spoke to told me that if she received 200 resumes, and found some good candidates in the first 10 or 20, she would not bother going through the rest. So, don’t take it personally if you don’t get a call. Submit your resume as soon as possible after a job hits the job boards, and do submit multiple times!

    Rita@Goldivas on June 13th, 2009
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    Thanks for sharing this info Rosie. In today’s tight market we Boomers need all the good ideas that we can get to go back to the trenches and compete.

    Cecelia Jones on June 15th, 2009
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