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Paperback So What If I'm 50?: Straight Talk and Proven Strategies for Getting Hired in the Toughest Job Market Ever Book

ISBN: 0070691894

ISBN13: 9780070691896

So What If I'm 50?: Straight Talk and Proven Strategies for Getting Hired in the Toughest Job Market Ever

Timely job-finding assistance for millions of America's "50ish" workers. In this irreverent, myth-busting book, career expert Bob Weinstein shows older workers what it takes to find and hold on to the... This description may be from another edition of this product.


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An author who knows his subject matter isn't rocket science

OK, so you are looking for a job hunting book and are facing the issue of being an "older worker." This book is written in a jaunty, at times breezy style that keeps suggesting the subtext that "Hey, I'm on your side" so let's just be real!" Weinstein makes some observations on the job hunt in general, and pokes some fun at the nature of job interviewing. Come on, you are old enough to snicker a little at a question like "Why do you want to work for our company?" Duh! His premise is that with lots of experience behind you, write a letter (not resume) covering your accomplishments and abilities. Then offer a resume as an afterthought (i.e., sure you can read my resume, but you and I both know that it's a resume after all--a bunch of words! Wouldn't you rather meet the real thing in person?" He discusses what employers are usually thinking in the back of their minds (for example, most don't expect an employer to stay more than 5 years anyway, so what's the big deal about age?) He gets away from the rather denigrating explanations that "Sure your older but you have all that experience" cliche stuff. The sample letters are quite competent, and the book is a nice companion to have on your bookshelf even if you're not currently job seeking. You might next week, so why desparately order it FEDEX when you can have it as an ace in the hole. Clearly written by a competent prose writer,Weinstein has obviously mastered the basics of clear expository prose. good luck!
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