Over 50 Job Search Tips – Looking for a Sales Job Later in Life

by admin on 29/10/2012

Finding a job, especially later in life, can be challenging. Many baby boomers have found it difficult when job hunting, especially in these competitive times. As a sales professional, or someone wanting to break into the sales field, you will find that it is just as challenging to find a job.  Here are some tips for the over 50 crowd when heading out into the job market and looking for a job in the sales field.

Don’t Give Up Your Age Easily – One of the most common mistakes that the over 50 crowd makes when job searching is giving away their age in their resume. No, they don’t headline the resume with “hi, I’m 55.”  However, putting your date of graduation from college or your first job as a lifeguard with the years next to it is pretty easy math.  Keep your age off the resume and let your experience speak for itself.

Update Your Skills – If you have been at the same job for a long time, or haven’t worked in the field long, updating your skills is crucial to find a sales job. There are changes in the field all the time. It is up to you to ensure that you are keeping your skills current and up-to-date so that you are competitive in your job search. Find out what skills are hot in the sales field and make sure you get some training.

Network Whenever and Wherever You Can – Networking is important for every age group. However, it can be crucial to over 50 job seekers. Since you want your education and experience to speak for themselves, not your age, you will have the best luck making a good impression with someone that is looking to hire in the sales field. Network wherever and whenever you can. Get the word out that you are looking for a job in the sales field.  This can be the best way to lead to a job offer without letting your age become a factor.

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