Over 40 & You're Hired!

Over 40 & You're Hired!

Secrets to Landing A Great Job

Book - 2009
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A vital new job search approach customized for people over forty- from the author of60 Seconds & You're Hired!

With unemployment hitting all time highs, the over- forty crowd is struggling to land new jobs. America's top career counselor offers her market-tested program that shows readers how to effectively stand out and appeal to employers amid age discrimi­nation and floods of competition.

In Over 40 & You're Hired!, Robin Ryan will inspire readers to jump-start their careers and secure new, better-paying jobs. She encourages them to tap into the "hidden job market" (where 80 percent of all jobs are found), explains how to create targeted resumes and master the interview, and outlines how to overcome any age-related stereotypes they may encounter in their job hunt. Ryan has created a guide of valuable advice and detailed explanations culled from over twenty years of experience as a career counselor that people over forty will find indispensible as they look for work.

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“Robin Ryan has the inside track on how to get hired.”– ABC NEWS
If you are over 40 and struggling to land a new job, you’re not alone. It’s a whole new ballgame out there, so America's top career counselor has perfected a market-tested program to help you stand out effectively and appeal to employers amid age discrimination and floods of competition. In Over 40 and You’re Hired!, Robin Ryan draws on her 30 years of direct hiring experience, 20 years as a career counselor, and her extensive relationships with hundreds of recruiters, decisions makers, and HR professionals to give you the skills and tools you need to revitalize your career and secure a new, better-paying job. She covers:
     • How hiring has changed and what you need to do to compete
     • Ways to tap into the the 80% of all jobs that are never advertised
     • LinkedIn strategies you to need to use
     • Successful formats for creating a winning Resume and Cover Letter
     • Answers to tough interview questions
     • Effective strategies to overcome age discrimination
     • Proven salary negotiation techniques
     • Effective strategies to present yourself as the candidate to hire
     • Networking techniques to get in front of decision makers
     • Inspiration and motivation to foster your success!
“Targeted and strategic--a real winner."--  Business Radio Network
“Loaded with great tips and a valuable bonus section available only to book buyers.” Long Island Press 
"If you use Robin Ryan’s advice, you definitely fly by the competition." -- KING-TV News
“Robin Ryan is America's leading authority on how to get hired in today’s job market.” --The Arizona Republic


Baker & Taylor
America's top career counselor offers her market-tested program that shows readers how to effectively stand out and appeal to employers amid age discrimination and floods of competition.

& Taylor

An internationally syndicated career columnist and author of 60 Seconds and You're Hired! counsels middle-aged job seekers on how to jump-start a career in youth-driven employment markets, sharing strategies for creating targeted resumes and mastering interviews. Original.

Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Penguin Books, 2009
ISBN: 9780143116981
Characteristics: xvi, 234 p. ; 20 cm
Alternative Title: Over forty and you're hired


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Mar 05, 2017

Entrepreneur Donald Trump, who owns and manages hotels and casinos and hosts TV show, summed it up nicely, saying: “It used to be that if you wanted a better job, you didn't think twice about padding your resume a little bit. Maybe you lied about a degree here and there or about playing on your college football team. But employers are getting wise— and worried — about those kinds of deceptions.and have increasingly hired special companies to do back ground checks before they ever get a job offer. What's the harm, you wonder, in a few minor deceptions? Those lies can come back to haunt you. Recently some inaccuracies have ruined the careers of executives at several organizations. This is serious stuff. …. After all, if you didn't think twice about lying on a job application, chances are you cheat in your day-to-day business dealings. Here's my advice. Don't lie. Figure out a way to tell the truth and still make yourself look good.


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