“HOW TO BEAT AGE DISCRIMINATION DURING YOUR JOB SEARCH”
Speaker: Marty Gilbert
NSENG Founder/CEO & Job Search Coach
- Misconceptions about older job seekers & how to overcome them
- Advantages that an older job seeker has over a younger candidate
- Proper preparation for job interviews that make you more favorable
- Positioning yourself as the “least risky” candidate
For job seekers over the age of 45, there can be ageism challenges that present obstacles to getting the interviews or job offers you think you deserve. Some firms might refer to you as being “over-qualified” while others think you won’t be challenged enough. But, regardless of what it’s called, age discrimination does happen in the hiring process and it’s not unusual for you to be competing against individuals who may be 10 to 20 years younger than you.
There are, however, specific actions you can take to lessen your chances of being a victim of these harmful behaviors. During this webinar presentation, Marty Gilbert (NSENG Founder/CEO), will share more than 20 recommendations that have worked for him and hundreds of job seekers that he’s coached. And all of his suggestions can be implemented immediately so that you can reverse a trend that may be holding you back. Here are a few of the topics that Marty will discuss:
- Misconceptions about older job seekers and how to overcome them
- Advantages that an older job seeker has over a younger one
- What you can do to improve your mindset
- Preparation for interviews that can have a positive impact
- How to position yourself as the “least risky” hire
- How to turn your experience into your greatest asset
Marty Gilbert is the Founder and CEO of the NorthShore Executive Networking Group (NSENG at www.nsenginc.com), Chicago’s largest and fastest growing job search networking and coaching organization. The group is comprised of over 9,000 members… with five new individuals joining the group each day and more than 10 members landing new jobs each week. Over the past 10 years Marty’s networking meetings, webinars, workshops and job search coaching services have helped over 2,500 individuals to land new career opportunities. His diverse business and career insights background helps job seekers to more effectively position, package and market their value to prospective employers. Additionally, Marty’s trademarked “What the Hell Approach to Job Search”® has gained significant notoriety as a proactive marketing-driven methodology that enables professionals in a career transition to significantly accelerate their engagement with target companies and key influencers. Furthermore, his expertise with LinkedIn and digital marketing tactics enables him to teach job seekers how to effectively uncover the hidden job market. Marty is also a frequent job search speaker at large university alumni groups including Harvard, Yale, Cornell, Wharton, Howard, Cornell, Chicago, Michigan, Miami (OH and several others.
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