Need to update your skills? Don’t have a lot of time or money? Then read on….
If you are a jobseeker, especially one who is in midlife or beyond, one of the biggest concerns about your suitability as a candidate is that your skills may not be up to snuff. There is no doubt about it, older applicants will be judged on their skill sets—or lack thereof. You need to make sure your skills (especially technical ones) are updated. You also need to make certain that the skills you are presenting to potential employers are current and in high demand in today’s marketplace.
Yet, being unemployed and looking for work is not the ideal situation to spend too much money or time getting educated. So take a few minutes and check out a segment I did for a local news station. The resources I cite are either low fee or totally free and just might make all of the difference.
After all, your skills are the critical determinant that will either move you forward or stop you in your tracks. Therefore, maximize your competitive edge be ensuring you’re the candidate whose skills are just what the market is looking for!