What to Do if You are Over 40 and Have Lost Your Job

Written by Roger Clark


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You have a family counting on you; so now what? For starters, keep plugging along. Keep on keeping on. You know a job isnít going to fall fromrepparttar sky, so you need to just accept that your job right now is finding a job. You are working and youíre working harder than most at this task.

More importantly you need to keep a positive outlook. Yes thatís easier said than done. But if you canít controlrepparttar 141820 circumstances you can control your attitude toward it. You can either look at downsizing as an opportunity to do something different or to learn something new; or you can view it by accepting that youíve been dealt a bad hand of cards and now all you can do is play it out. Do not view yourself as a victim. No good will come from that attitude.

You wouldnít have advanced nor hadrepparttar 141821 longevity that you did in your former career had it not been for your wherewithal and internal drive. You need to find that strength again. If youíre still having a pity party, itís time to get over it. If youíve sent out that many resumes and exhausted what you believe to be all your leads and youíre still bitter and feeling sorry for yourself, itís time to reevaluate. If you havenít already accepted a job that youíre overqualified for and underpaid, then itís time you did.

Pride can be our biggest downfall. Working a family business that you never wanted to, or working nights atrepparttar 141822 concession stand may not be what you envisioned for yourself. View it as temporary. View it as a paycheck. View it as an opportunity to network with people you would have never hadrepparttar 141823 opportunity to cross paths. Maybe your next customer could be a business owner that youíve been attempting to get an interview with.

As forrepparttar 141824 people who give you clichťs Ė know that they mean well. People who have not been a mile in your shoes donít understand it. They donít know what to say. Remember downsizing sometimes sucks, but it may be forcing you into a new opportunity that you really love. Makerepparttar 141825 best of it.



Roger Clark is senior editor at Top Career Resumes who provide free information to job seekers on all aspects of finding a new job and Medical Health News where you can find the most up-to-date advice and information on many medical, health and lifestyle topics.


How to Write Cover Letters That Increase Your Chances of Winning an Interview

Written by Roger Clark


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Below is a same letter you can use as a guide:

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Date

Human Resources, COMPANY NAME HERE

RE: NAME OF VACANT POSITION

Enclosed please find my resumeí. I am very much interested in working with you as your POSITION TITLE. As you will see from my enclosed resumeí I am qualified in a variety of areas. (Or I am uniquely qualified for this position because of my vast experience in Ö). My college degrees are in Business Administration with a minor in Management. I have spentrepparttar last two decades performing INSERT SIMILAR RESPONSIBILITIES.

I am anxious to discuss this opportunity with you further.

Respectfully,

Your Name ---

You as can see,repparttar 141819 above cover letter is short and torepparttar 141820 point. It serves a purpose of prefacing your resume. Donít waste your time going on and on and on. It will not get read. As it stands, you have a 50/50 chance that anyone will even read your cover letter. Are you willing to take 50% odds that it will be read, only to have a lousy cover letter that will essentially hinder your resume from consideration? Followrepparttar 141821 above simple steps and youíll make a great first impression. Of course, itís up to you to have knowledge, skills and abilities to back it; but at least youíre starting off right!



Roger Clark is senior editor at Top Career Resumes who provide free information to job seekers on all aspects of finding a new job and Medical Health News where you can find the most up-to-date advice and information on many medical, health and lifestyle topics.


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