Author: Maria Onzain

Job Hunting with Social Media after 50

It’s clear that social media is the future of job search. According to Jobvite, 94% of recruiters use social media to source candidates, and 78% of recruiters have hired candidates through social media. If you’re a job seeker in your 40’s or 50’s and not particularly social-media savvy, please don’t feel overwhelmed by these stats. Getting up to speed on social hiring to compete with younger candidates is easier than you may think. All you need to do is to be disciplined and follow these easy steps: 1.) Understand the importance of social media If Facebook (for staying in...

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Making a Career Change After 40

We all have different needs and responsibilities at different stages of our lives. Our career choices at each stage reflect this. We need to anticipate the future in order to avoid frustration and uncertainty in our careers. Many of us reach a point where we want a less stressful, more meaningful career. Making a career change after 40 is therefore more common that you might think. According to a survey by USA Today, “almost a third (29%) of pre-retirees plan to change careers in the next five years”. Career changes in our 40’s In our 40’s, our lives are...

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