Older Job Seekers
This is an interesting (39 page) document... but if an unexpected return to the w*rkforce is possible, at least, you
can be prepared.
For instance, the study lists "The Significant Seven" -- the most common mistakes older Americans make when they are looking for a j*b, as exemplified by the following common faulty assumptions: "
- 'I'll just do what I was doing before."
- "My experience speaks for itself."
- "I don't have time for this touchy-feely stuff about what work means to me."
- "I know! I'll become a consultant...!"
- "Of course I'm good with computers."
- "I'll just use a recruiter for some career coaching."
- "I've always been successful, so why should things be different now?"
"It's tough to make predictions, especially when it involves the future." ~Attributed to many
"In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice. But, in practice, there is." ~(perhaps by) Yogi Berra
"Those who have knowledge, don't predict. Those who predict, don't have knowledge."~ Lau tzu