Job seeking at 60+
in Employment, jobseeking & training
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I won't bore you all with the details as why I'm seeking work at 60+.
Anway I have now encountered Applicant Tracking Software (aka ATS, basically a tool for lazy employment agencies & HR people) and I need to understand & implement counter actions in my job search. I know about key words & phrases and really need to get my stuff together sooner rather than later.
I have found a couple of web sites that will compare my various CV's against a job description and they are scary in pointing out how poorly I measure up and right now that is stopping me applying. No point in applying if my CV can't get past the AI screening. The two sites that I used had basic free versions and they do work to an extent but a huge amount of info was hiding behind paywalls. As you can guess they are US based and charge in US$ and I'm not keen on doing that, yet!
Can anybody recommend a UK based site?
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Read the job advert - see how it is worded, what they are looking for. Either tweak your CV to show how you meet the job description using phrases that they use e.g. you could have a skills section on the CV that bullets the skills you have that they are looking for e.g.customer service skills, advanced excel capabilities etc etc or create a cover letter to go with it and just ensure you give examples of what they are looking for.
Here are just two of them -
Also, it's becoming less and less of a 'thing' now for people over the age of 60 to be looking for jobs. If anyone does mention your age in connection with any employment, that's discrimination and it's not allowed. (acas can advise if that ever does happen).
I'm 72 and have just registered as self employed with HMRC and launched my own internet business.
The world is still your oyster!
She got the job. The feedback from HR was that they loved her table because it made it so easy for them to match up the job specs to her actual qualifications.
Nothing physical, driving etc
My CV is fit and healthy, never had an accident, done an advanced driver course
What else is relevant
I have not come across any payment but I wouldn't pay anyway
I think maybe when they see date of birth 1940 it's a NO
I'm using this site to 'cherry pick' information. I'm not downloading their templates.
Don't put on your age, or your address on you cv.