Technology has had a huge impact in the way employers hire. Large, medium size, and small companies rely on technology to streamline operations and procedures. So companies want employees who are tech savvy, eager to learn new computer skills, and able to adjust to the faster pace of business.
Every job has been affected by technology. In the job search you must show you have at least a basic technical aptitude to compete in this job market.
When it comes to older workers and technology, you need to show interviewers how you’ve kept up with it. Other than explaining the way in which you’re keeping in step with technology and how you’ll be able to add value to a company, interviewers also want to know if you can demonstrate proficiency in three key areas: An ability to learn quickly. Self-management skills. And technical proficiency.
For the first area, an ability to learn quickly, tell interviewers about an instance where you had to learn something new on the job. For Self-management skills, talk about specific instances where you initiated or carried out a project without supervision. And for technical proficiency, talk about technical skills you used in past jobs.
Because job interviewers like candidates who are self assured, talk about those three key areas with lots of enthusiasm.
Demonstrating proficiency in technology is just one of the barriers older workers face. You’ll learn game changing techniques for overcoming age barriers by reading and applying the one-minute coaching vignettes in the chapter, “You’re either too young or too old,” in my book “Your One-Minute Job Finding Coach.” Order now from Amazon.
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