Finding Work After 40: Proven Strategies for Managers and Professionals (Google eBook)

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A&C Black, Apr 29, 2011 - Self-Help - 288 pages
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Ageism is now a massive problem for older managers and professionals who have been made redundant. The guide presents a successful programme for mature workers, one that has been developed and tested by a network of executive job clubs. Readers are taken through a process of self-assessment, shown how to re-examine their career goals in light of their age, and then given a set of tools to help achieve their objectives, whether it is finding new employment or becoming self-employed.
  

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
Age and Redundancy
CHAPTER 1THE AGE FACTOR
REMUNERATION
BIG COMPANIES VERSUS SMALL ONES
SUMMARY
CHAPTER 2COPING WITH REDUNDANCY
SHAME
SUMMARY
CHAPTER 8UPGRADE YOUR SKILLS
A WORD OF CAUTION
SUMMARY
Get a Job
CHAPTER 9HOW TO FIND A JOB
ACCESSING THE HIDDEN JOBS MARKET
FINDING ADVERTISED JOBS

HELP IS AT HAND
COPING STRATEGIES
SUMMARY
LOOKING AHEAD
SECTION 2Motivation Assessment Strategy and Action
CHAPTER 3MOTIVATE YOURSELF
TOWARDS OR AWAY FROM?
3 STAYING MOTIVATED
FOLLOW YOUR PLAN
SUMMARY
CHAPTER 4SELFASSESSMENT
AN OVERVIEW
1 KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE
2 SKILLS AND ABILITIES
DERIVING YOUR SKILLS
3 VALUES AND ASPIRATIONS
HOW TO DISCOVER YOUR VALUES
4 PERSONALITY
BRINGING IT ALL TOGETHER
CHAPTER 5CREATE A WINNING STRATEGY
HAVE A LONGTERM GOAL
THE RETIREMENT PARTY GAME
FACTOR IN THE CONSTRAINTS
WHAT ARE YOUR OPTIONS?
WEIGH UP THE RISKS
SWOT ANALYSIS
A WINNING STRATEGY
CHAPTER 6MAKING YOUR STRATEGY WORK
PERFORMANCE GOALS
A DAILY ROUTINE
KEEPING YOUR PLAN ALIVE
SECTION 3Develop Your Network and Upgrade Your Skills
CHAPTER 7NETWORKING OR NOT WORKING
WHAT IS NETWORKING?
AGE IS ON YOUR SIDE
STARTING TO NETWORK
MAKING IT WORK
DEALING WITH EMBARRASSMENT
MAKING CONTACT
MEETINGS
HOW TO WORK A ROOM
BEING ORGANISED
OTHER BENEFITS FROM YOUR NETWORK
CREATING AN ONLINE PROFILE
MORE THAN AN ONLINE CV
HEADHUNTERS AND RECRUITMENT CONSULTANTS
SUMMARY
CHAPTER 10HOW TO APPLY FOR A JOB
MAKING APPLICATIONS
MAKING YOUR APPLICATION RELEVANT
IMPORTANCE OF FOLLOWING UP
THE CV
THE RIGHT CV FOR YOU
CREATING THE CONTENTS OF YOUR HYBRID CV
SUMMARY
CHAPTER 11THE INTERVIEW
TYPES OF INTERVIEW
OTHER ELEMENTS OF THE INTERVIEW PROCESS
MANAGING THE INTERVIEW
POSTINTERVIEW REVIEW
SUMMARY
SelfEmployment
CHAPTER 12INTERIM MANAGEMENT
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN AN INTERIM AND A CONSULTANT?
HOW TO SET UP AS AN INTERIM
WHAT DO YOU CHARGE?
SUMMARY
CHAPTER 13CONSULTANCY
THE COMPETITION
DEVELOPING YOUR PROPOSITION
ROUTES TO CONSULTANCY
HOW NOT TO BE A CONSULTANT
MORE ABOUT THE BUSINESS
CHAPTER 14START YOUR OWN BUSINESS
WHAT DOES IT TAKE?
MORE BASICS
FUNDING
CHALLENGES FOR OLDERPRENEURS
BUSINESS ADVICE
CHAPTER 15PORTFOLIO CAREER
FOUR TYPES OF CAREER PATHS
MOVING TOWARDS A FLEXIBLE WORKFORCE
IS IT FOR YOU?
GETTING STARTED
RISK HAS ITS REWARDS
SUMMARY
RESOURCES
NOTES
Copyright

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About the author (2011)

Robin Bell is a consultant editor for writers and artists the former senior editor of The Purple Guide. He is the co-author of this book.

Liam Mifsud coaches executives on leadership, runs management training courses, gives seminars for job seekers, and he is an Associate at Proteus, a UK career management consultancy. He is a co-author of this book.

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