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Individuals 50 and Older are Still Searching for Jobs

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Updated: Tue, 08 Jul 2014 07:35:21 MST

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. - People of all ages are looking for work, and those over 50 make up a good portion of them. There are some helpful tips and advice for those who are older and in search of opportunities.

 

Many times job searches are focused on teens, and people forget that there are those over 50 who are still wanting to work and start new careers.  The Mesa County Workforce Center in Grand Junction provides resources and help on how to be prepared for job searching. They want those over 50 to be well informed.

 

Some helpful advice for those individuals who may need help getting started include:

  • Learning computer skills
  • Using common job websites, like SimplyHired.com and Indeed.com
  • Utilizing your networking to make crucial contacts
  • Highlighting valuable assets and experiences on resumes, letters, and references
  • Contacting local employment agencies
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