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Older Job Seeker? Heed This Advice: Landing a Job Today is About Ability Not Seniority

Too many older job seekers think seniority is the key to landing a job. You're wrong, says Renée Ward, founder of Seniors4Hire.org and you should invest in services that help you showcase your vast knowledge, good judgment, wisdom, abilities and skills to prove your superior candidacy. Seniority, that is, length of service and experience no longer matters in most companies and is even less of a factor in consideration for open positions. However, older job seekers still think seniority should give them precedence over others. This is an outdated mindset that should be abandoned. Studies have shown that differences in job performance between someone with 20 years experience and someone with just five years are often negligible. This is a harsh reality and some will probably want to shoot the messenger. But older job seekers should know that companies seek people that can contribute to their bottom line. Older job seekers need to invest in services like resume writing that push t

Is working late in life good for your health? Yes, says Seniors4Hire.org

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif., --Working late in life can be good for your health which is great news for the increasing numbers of seniors that are opting to remain in or re-enter the workforce. And, this is healthy news for the business community. Renée Ward, founder of https://www.seniors4hire.org/ says studies show that depression after a job loss whether voluntary or not is a common problem. Older workers who have invested a lot in their careers and identify strongly with their work are at greatest risk. Working can help keep an older person’s mind alert and their self-esteem up while providing a sense of purpose, income and autonomy. “Rather than being isolated at home, being engaged with the public or a project helps ward off boredom and depression”, says Dr. Vonda Pelto, a clinical psychologist in Long Beach, CA. “Having a place to go and people to see is very important to the well-being of many people. Ultimately, work you enjoy reduces stress and prolongs life.” Ward says,