After taking a career test, older jobseekers may feel rather confident about landing a position that matches their talents and interests. However, once they start applying to jobs, they could find that their age is an issue – even if it should not be.
While it is not always possible to change hiring officials' minds during interviews, there are certain things older jobseekers can do to improve their chances of becoming employed.
In a recent CNBC blog entry, Kerry Hannon, author of "Great Jobs for Everyone 50+: Finding Work That Keeps You Happy and Healthy…And Pays the Bills," provided a few tips for the aging jobseeker. For instance, she believes it can help for these individuals to look like someone companies would want to hire. This means appearing physically fit, youthful and maintaining a positive attitude.
At the same time, jobseekers should make sure their professional skills are up to date – especially those related to technology. If job candidates are not comfortable using computers, mobile technology and software programs, they may not get far.
When it comes to job interviews, U.S. News & World Report suggests older jobseekers display their passion for their preferred line of work. They can accomplish this by slightly leaning forward in their chair and speaking in a clear, animated fashion.