I have a question on being older

by Nick P
(Norman, Oklahoma)

I am at the stage of my life that I no longer need to be the "boss" and can afford to take a less stressful job. While I am not looking for a big important job anymore, I am looking for something meaningful, but I'm running into people who think I won't work hard and that the job would be "below" me.

Any suggestions?

-Nick P.

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Jul 18, 2017
RE: I have a question on being older
by: Mike G

This is a great question Nick...one that drove me to create this site, as I too am part of the over 50 crowd. Being over 50 presents us with even more challenges, but it also creates great advantages. That is if you know how to market yourself in a unique way and create a strong personal brand that creates value and highlights the many wonderful advantages that you bring to the table.

Advantages that those younger cannot!

Think of it as your Value Proposition. It's that "been there...done that" voice and flair. Our age group has knowledge, maturity and confidence and you need to lead with that...its something those younger and less experienced cannot match!

A job search, especially for those of us over 50, is never easy, but you will make it – I know, I’ve been there and done that several times over my long career.

However, and I cannot stress this enough, the solid skills, your deep and vast network, expert been-there-done-that experience and maturity are all key weapons that your younger competitors CANNOT compete with…and are solid keys that will see you through – learn to embrace them and learn how to leverage them here on UberCareerTips.com!

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