Have you been feeling your age lately? When trying to compete in today’s job market, do you feel out of place and behind the curve because of your age? Although being a middle-aged job candidate may bring certain challenges that a twenty-something knows nothing about, there are also advantages to have more experience under your belt, both in your career and in life in general.
Some hiring managers do prefer to stick to a younger demographic when it comes to finding the right team of employees. Maybe they think that a younger individual means a better understanding of today’s technology or a keener awareness of what is new and hip in their particular field of study. Others, though, see that age is beauty and think that maybe Ralph Waldo Emerson once said it best. “The years teach much what the days never knew.”
When you graduate from college or grad school and delve into your career, you begin a journey that often quickly turns into a chaotic schedule of balancing work and home. You start your days earlier than you would prefer and end up burning the midnight oil much more often than you desire. Perhaps you have deeply enjoyed your work over the last one or two decades of your life, but days have turned into years far too quickly. Do you feel like you have a wisdom and sharp skill set to show for it?
Emerson said it well when he propositioned that what we fill our days with doing and learning becomes what we know, that what we hold dear is seen in what we immerse ourselves in week after week. If you find yourself in a slump when it comes to your current job search and are blaming your age on your lack of opportunities, then maybe you are going about things the wrong way. There is a certain finesse necessary to apply for jobs and network in certain circles when you are far advanced in age compared to the greater majority.
Our team at Platinum Resumes is proud to say that we have developed quite an expertise in using that certain finesse to help our clients create a personal brand that showcases their age in a positive way rather than hiding behind it. We have studied the job market closely year after year, trend after trend, and we know what to say and how to say it when it comes to writing a resume that speaks to your greatest assets and strengths. If you allow us the privilege of sitting down with you and hearing about your story, we are confident that we can help you in creating a resume and online presence that will make you a powerhouse of a job candidate. Call us today at 816.986.0909 to learn more about how our career services can benefit your future!