Young people don’t have to go to great lengths to find a job, but for older people, it can be a tough challenge.
A report published in 2017 based on research showed that finding a job for people aged 50 and above is like a tedious task.
Only 0.5 percent of people age 50 or older are successful in finding a job because they spend too much time learning a skill other than one job.
These individuals need to keep five things in mind so that they can convince the company that they are second to none.
1- Companies think that older people are slow to work, they can’t handle high pressure and they don’t have the desire to learn.
But you have to show that you are still in your senses and looking to learn new things.
2- Older people often hear in companies that ‘he is old’, ‘he can’t use a computer’, ‘he will get sick’ or ‘he will retire soon.’
You have to break these common notions. Do not depend on anyone but do your work with heart so that everyone stops talking.
3- Think about what you are most interested in. Find a job that suits you. Look for a company that makes products or services for the elderly.
4- If someone asks for age in the company, there is no need to tell a lie, but tell them boldly.
5- Show people that you are aware of the current situation and things around you. Be active on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and other social media platforms, post your observations and opinions so that people can refer to you.