One of the things I was most surprised by when I got into the jobs business over a decade ago was the prevalence and practice of age discrimination in hiring right here in the USA. Oh, sure... we're not like some overseas markets where job ads explicitly demand youth, or a particular gender, or beauty(!), in the applicant, but there it is...
To open the next door in your career, you must explain precisely and dramatically the value you’ll give the employer who holds the key.
Besides a marriage proposal, your value in the job market is probably the most important product you’ll ever sell. And in a job market that moves faster than ever before, you need to present a clear, consistent and immediate picture of your worth throughout the job search, from initial networking inquiries to final negotiations.
Remember: To any employer, the job search is not about you but about the value you can provide them. Your personal brand broadcasts that value … Make sure the signal’s clear.
Your brand is what you’re known for and what you’re known for knowing. Use that to your advantage in making a career transition.
How likely is it that your resume, job application and credentials will be reviewed for inaccuracies?
Next time you’re faced with the most feared interview question, be prepared with one of these 10 memorable answers.