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8 tips from 8 experts for job search from 45: Emphasize qualifications & strengths

We keep discussing on Best of HR - Berufebilder.de® also the chances of older workers in the labor market. The result: Older workers still have a good chance - if you take a few tips to heart.
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Strengthen your own strengths

The Network Career experts, for example, asked its members whether it would be more difficult to find a new job on the labor market after 45. The unanimous opinion of the experts: Older employees must show their strengths. They are therefore, for example, in management positions or in jobs with customer contact. Customers didn't always want to have younger contacts, but rather people who were as old as themselves.

And the experts advise: There is lifelong learning and therefore continuous development Has already become the benchmark in many professions, everyone who works in this way becomes more and more valuable in the market over the years. In teams, a "senior" member can bring calm and professionalism.

8 Tips from 8 Experts: How to find older workers a job

  1. The outplacement consultant Petra Perlenfein says: “Employees at this age reflect more consciously and clearly on their strengths and values. You have strength and Motivationstarting a new job feel a little more independent. "
  2. The career counselor and former Executive Martina Bandoly says: "Professional success is not a question of age, but of your own confidence in yourself!" Personnel consultant Franz Peter Staudt is one of the experts who answered the question about the difficulty with 45+ with "yes and no": " Yes, it's hard when it comes to unskilled jobs. There the chances are rather slim and no when it comes to skills. No university graduate, however good, can bring this with them, as one can only acquire it through "practice". I would always prefer a qualified 45, especially in project and consulting work. "
  3. Personnel consultant Petra Pflanz is certain: “Employers definitely appreciate the qualities of older applicants. I have enough examples among my customers. "
  4. Lawyer and Business Coach Anja Gerber-Oehlmann gives the tip: "It is therefore worthwhile to think about your own marketing (ability) early on, to maintain your networks and to be up-to-date in every respect!"
  5. Career coach Ulrike Zecher recommends: “Forget the digital application process. Better put your energy into an application blog. Promotes your visibility and strengthens your self-esteem. "
  6. HR manager Gilbert Dietrich says: "Since lifelong learning and with it continuous further development has already become the benchmark in many professions, everyone who works in this way becomes more and more valuable in the market over the years."
  7. Coach Gudrun Happich is certain: “Applicants 45+ have no problems finding a new job or staying at the old one if they consistently ask themselves: Who am I? What I want? Where and to whom do I bring the greatest benefit? Because when you have developed and / or found your ideal position, then you develop the highest performance with passion and ease and are the most valuable person with the highest benefit for every employer or customer. "
  8. Expert for professional reorientation Bernd Slaghuis also gives the 45+ applicants the advice: “Be in yours Casting authentic and don't hide your age. On the contrary: Actively highlight which ones are for the Company you bring valuable advantages over a younger applicant. "

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5 responses to “8 tips from 8 experts for job search from 45: Emphasize qualifications and strengths”

  1. Helena says:

    Hello Simone and thanks for these eight expert tips on job hunting. Especially the hint with the forming of networks I find particularly important. My husband also wants one find a job and just looking. I'll show him these tips here.

    • Simone Janson says:

      Dear Helena,
      Thank you, that makes us happy that we could help!

  2. Martha says:

    I'm from your own bad experience not at all your opinion. From 45 on the job market, you simply have no chance. What a stupid, misleading post.

    • Simone Janson says:

      I am very sorry to hear that. But there are a number of counterexamples. Maybe you just have to try again?

  3. Thaddeus Czerwinski says:

    Good grades and a quick study - that's what career advisors and HR professionals always recommend to find a job. What is often kept secret and people then notice at 45 at the latest: Unfortunately, these days there are fewer and fewer guarantees that you will find the job you want. That's where you should start with your blog.

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