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10 Job Hunting Tips for Gen X’ers

After brainstorming with family and friends we came up with some ideas for staying on top your job search.

  1. Remove key age indicators from your resume, such as the year you graduated from college or high school and the time periods that you were employed.
  2. Give yourself a makeover. You’ll feel better and it really can make a difference in the way people perceive you.
  3. Explore alternative ways to supplement your income. Freelancing. Online surveys. Contract work. Part-time job.
  4. Start a blog. It will help you appear current and tech savvy.
  5. Make sure all your social media presences are cleaned up and presentable so that you can make the best first impression WHEN a potential employer looks you up. Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn (if you don’t have one – get one), etc.
  6. Volunteer!
  7. Take a class! Either in person or online.
  8. Stay abreast of the goings on in your industry by reading or training.
  9. Send a thank you note to the interviewer.
  10. Stay positive!
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I'm a grandma (Mimi) to 4 awesome grandkids, mom to 2 super great kids, married to high school sweetheart for almost 30 years. I decided to change careers and go back to school. That is only part of my story....

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