The Successful Encore Career Podcast

Helping you successfully transition your new career paths

Episode 117

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Published on:

9th Oct 2019

5:00am

What It's Like To Work In...Chauffeur Driven Transportation

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As a new segment for our podcast, we are highlighting various industries. In this episode we welcome Jim Powell from American Limousine to discuss what it is like to work in the chauffeur driving transportation industry.

We cover:

  • some background on American Limousine,
  • what transferable skills that are important to the industry,
  • how a candidate can show they are truly interested in a position and how they are the most qualified,
  • how to handle resume gaps in an interview,
  • significant mistakes made by candidates in their online application,
  • and much more.

The Successful Encore Career is a service of Employment For Seniors and sponsored by Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging, Nationwide Insurance, RiseSmart, Thompson Hine, and Circle270Media Podcast Consultants.

This podcast is free to you and available on your favorite podcast player. If you have benefited from this podcast and would like to help us defray costs involved in producing the podcast, we welcome your support. Click here to donate via our safe and secure PayPal account. 

Subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, iTunes, Stitcher, Spotify, or SubscribeOnAndroid.

HELP US SPREAD THE WORD! We'd love it if you could please share this podcast with your social media friends!

If you liked this episode, please leave us a rating and a review in iTunes.  Click here to learn how

Episode 116

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Published on:

27th Sep 2019

5:00am

Hiring Event - Home Helpers Home Care - October 29, 2019

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Register today for this hiring event! Home Helpers Home Care will be holding a hiring event at the Employment For Seniors' offices on Tuesday morning October 29th, 2019 from 9:30am – 11:30

In this bonus episode of The Successful Encore Career, we talk with Jason Janoskie, owner of Home Helpers Columbus Northwest, about this hiring event.

For more information about this hiring event, go to Employment For Seniors website.

The Successful Encore Career is a service of Employment For Seniors and sponsored by Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging, Nationwide Insurance, RiseSmart, Thompson Hine, and Circle270Media Podcast Consultants.

This podcast is free to you and available on your favorite podcast player. If you have benefited from this podcast and would like to help us defray costs involved in producing the podcast, we welcome your support. Click here to donate via our safe and secure PayPal account. 

Subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, iTunes, Stitcher, Spotify, or SubscribeOnAndroid.

HELP US SPREAD THE WORD! We'd love it if you could please share this podcast with your social media friends!

If you liked this episode, please leave us a rating and a review in iTunes.  Click here to learn how

Episode 115

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Published on:

25th Sep 2019

5:00am

Encore Career Success Stories

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At Employment For Seniors, we're always trying to focus on successful career transitions for our mature job seekers. 

Moving into a new career path is sometimes seamless, and it sometimes encounters way too many twists and turns. People who refer to their career path as a ladder need to rethink that because it's not really a ladder.

You're not moving up the line, you're moving, you're twisting, you're turning, you're going laterally, all different kinds of ways. And that's okay. There's nothing wrong with that.

In this episode, we have two guests who are going to describe the path that they took. Additionally, they are both longtime members of the Employment For Seniors Board of Trustees.

Julie Mauer is the lead research manager with the Ohio Education Research Center at the John Glenn College of Public Affairs at The Ohio State University.

Dave Rodabaugh is a data warehouse engineer at Zapier which is 100% remote organization. 

This podcast is free to you and available on your favorite podcast player. If you have benefited from this podcast and would like to help us defray costs involved in producing the podcast, we welcome your support. Click here to donate via our safe and secure PayPal account

Subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify or SubscribeOnAndroid.

HELP US SPREAD THE WORD! We'd love it if you could please share this podcast with your social media friends!

Sponsored by Nationwide Insurance, Central Ohio Area Aging on Aging, Age-Friendly Columbus And Franklin County, Thompson-Hine, Risesmart, and Circle270Media Podcast Consultants.

----more----

Employment For Seniors is the premier resource linking mature adults with employment opportunities. EFS has provided career assistance and resources to nearly 30,000 clients, free of charge, over the past 45 years.  

Our trained volunteer job counselors work with clients, prepare them for their job search, and connect them to employers through our job referral process. Local employers have found a highly skilled workforce by posting their positions, free of charge, on the EFS JobMatch system. 

We look forward to working with you at Employment For Seniors! You can easily reach us at 614/863-1219 or by email at info@employseniors.org.

Episode 114

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Published on:

11th Sep 2019

5:00am

Successful Career Development for Employees and Employers: A Discussion with RiseSmart

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Our guests in this episode are Jeanne Schad, Talent Solutions & Strategy Practice Leader, and Sam McAninch, Senior Vice President/Midwest, both from RiseSmart.

RiseSmart is known as a talent mobility firm. Jeanne and Sam give us some insight on what RiseSmart does to help their clients make their clients' successful in talent development.

What will interest you most as a listener is RiseSmart's Career Development Program, which supports employers in their efforts to engage their workforce, creating a new level of loyalty and retention. What does that mean for you, the employee of a company who uses RiseSmart. Listen and find out!

smcaninch@risesmart.com

jschad@risesmart.com

This podcast is free to you and available on your favorite podcast player. If you have benefited from this podcast and would like to help us defray costs involved in producing the podcast, we welcome your support. Click here to donate via our safe and secure PayPal account

Subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify or SubscribeOnAndroid.

HELP US SPREAD THE WORD! We'd love it if you could please share this podcast with your social media friends!

Sponsored by Nationwide Insurance, Central Ohio Area Aging on Aging, Age-Friendly Columbus And Franklin County, Thompson-Hine, RiseSmart, and Circle270Media Podcast Consultants.

Employment For Seniors is the premier resource linking mature adults with employment opportunities. EFS has provided career assistance and resources to nearly 30,000 clients, free of charge, over the past 45 years.  

Our trained volunteer job counselors work with clients, prepare them for their job search, and connect them to employers through our job referral process. Local employers have found a highly skilled workforce by posting their positions, free of charge, on the EFS JobMatch system. 

We look forward to working with you at Employment For Seniors! You can easily reach us at 614/863-1219 or by email at info@employseniors.org.

Episode 110

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Published on:

27th Aug 2019

10:00am

How To Prepare For The EFS Senior Career Expo

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The Employment For Seniors' 25th Annual Senior Career is Thursday, August 29, 2019 from 9 am until 1 pm. Free Admission - Free Parking - No Registration Required

Fawcett Center on the campus of The Ohio State University - 2400 Olentangy River Rd

Be One of this Year’s Success Stories!

The Senior Career Expo provides mature job seekers, 50 years of age and older, with resources for a successful job search. Network with recruiting employers. Attend workshops to focus on career search strategies.

Take advantage of the Resume Review service.

Workshop Topics including:
• What Do Employers Want?
• Identify Your Transferable Skills
• Boost Your Career with LinkedIn
• Build Your Network; Find A Job!
• Create Your "Elevator Speech"

This podcast is free to you and available on your favorite podcast player.  If you have benefited from this podcast and would like to help us defray costs involved in producing the podcast, we welcome your support. Click here to donate via our safe and secure PayPal account.  

Subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify or SubscribeOnAndroid.

HELP US SPREAD THE WORD! We'd love it if you could please share this podcast with your social media friends!

Sponsored by Nationwide Insurance, Central Ohio Area Aging on Aging, Age-Friendly Columbus And Franklin County, Thompson-Hine, Risesmart, and Circle270Media Podcast Consultants.

----more----

Employment For Seniors is the premier resource linking mature adults with employment opportunities. EFS has provided career assistance and resources to nearly 30,000 clients, free of charge, over the past 45 years.  

Our trained volunteer job counselors work with clients, prepare them for their job search, and connect them to employers through our job referral process. Local employers have found a highly skilled workforce by posting their positions, free of charge, on the EFS JobMatch system. 

We look forward to working with you at Employment For Seniors! You can easily reach us at 614/863-1219 or by email at info@employseniors.org.






Episode 109

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Published on:

20th Aug 2019

10:00am

Power Up Your Resume For A Job Fair - Part 4

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The 25th Annual Senior Career is Thursday, August 29, 2019 from 9 am until 1 pm. Located at The Ohio State University's Fawcett Center.

With us in the episode is our special guest Sharon Hamersley. Sharon is the Principle Coach for The Resume Coach and has over 20 years’ experience helping individuals of all ages make a satisfying career decision or change. She's also a longtime supporter and volunteer of Employment For Seniors as well as the facilitator of all of the workshops the career workshops that we do here at Employment For Seniors.

 

Accomplishments and Skills

  1. Differentiating between job duties and accomplishments
    • Job duty = what are the activities that the job requires, e.g. answering phones, greeting clients, preparing documents.
    • Accomplishment = expected outcome of these required job activities. Also, any activity not necessarily specified in your job duties that benefit your company, clients, or co-workers.
  2. STAR Method
    • Situation/Task (Opportunity or Challenge): describe the situation as you found it and the possible challenges or opportunities arising from it.
    • Action: how did you address the opportunity or challenge? (Note: these actions validate your skill sets, e.g. problem-solving, communication, research, negotiation etc.)
    • Result: what was the result of your actions? What was different or better? What impact did the result have for the company, clients, or co-workers?
  3. Quantity/Quality outcomes
    • Quantity: easy to measure, e.g. total sales, widgets produced.
    • Quality: more difficult to measure, focus on meeting or exceeding requirements for accuracy, timeliness, completeness, or improved/enhanced work environment and performance.
  4. “But I was just doing my job…” Have you ever:
    • Done more with less?
    • Seen and solved some problem others did not see?
    • Started a new program or process?
    • Managed a team? How many?
    • Saved the company money?
    • Been recognized for outstanding performance? Why?

This podcast is free to you and available on your favorite podcast player.  If you have benefited from this podcast and would like to help us defray costs involved in producing the podcast, we welcome your support. Click here to donate via our safe and secure PayPal account.  

Subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify or SubscribeOnAndroid.

HELP US SPREAD THE WORD! We'd love it if you could please share this podcast with your social media friends!

Sponsored by Nationwide Insurance, Central Ohio Area Aging on Aging, Age-Friendly Columbus And Franklin County, Thompson-Hine, Risesmart, and Circle270Media Podcast Consultants.

----more----

Employment For Seniors is the premier resource linking mature adults with employment opportunities. EFS has provided career assistance and resources to nearly 30,000 clients, free of charge, over the past 45 years.  

Our trained volunteer job counselors work with clients, prepare them for their job search, and connect them to employers through our job referral process. Local employers have found a highly skilled workforce by posting their positions, free of charge, on the EFS JobMatch system. 

We look forward to working with you at Employment For Seniors! You can easily reach us at 614/863-1219 or by email at info@employseniors.org.

Episode 113

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Published on:

14th Aug 2019

9:00am

Hiring Event - National Church Residences - Wednesday September 18, 2019

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Register today for this hiring event! National Church Residences will be holding a hiring event at the Employment For Seniors' offices on Wednesday morning September 18, 2019 from 9:30am – 11:30

In this bonus episode of The Successful Encore Career, we talk with Jenna Joseph, Area Recruiter at National Church Residences about this hiring event.

For more information about this hiring event, go to Employment For Seniors website.

www.employseniors.org

www.nationalchurchresidences.org

 

The Successful Encore Career is a service of Employment For Seniors and sponsored by Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging, Nationwide Insurance and Innosource.

This podcast is free to you and available on your favorite podcast player.  If you have benefited from this podcast and would like to help us defray costs involved in producing the podcast, we welcome your support. Click here to donate via our safe and secure PayPal account.  

Subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts, iTunes, Stitcher, Spotify, or SubscribeOnAndroid.

HELP US SPREAD THE WORD! We'd love it if you could please share this podcast with your social media friends!

If you liked this episode, please leave us a rating and a review in iTunes.  Click here to learn how! 

www.pleasereviewmypodcast.com/sec

Episode 108

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Published on:

13th Aug 2019

10:00am

Power Up Your Resume For A Job Fair - Part 3

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The 25th Annual Senior Career is Thursday, August 29, 2019 from 9 am until 1 pm. Located at The Ohio State University's Fawcett Center.

With us in the episode is our special guest Sharon Hamersley. Sharon is the Principle Coach for The Resume Coach and has over 20 years’ experience helping individuals of all ages make a satisfying career decision or change. She's also a longtime supporter and volunteer of Employment For Seniors as well as the facilitator of all of the workshops the career workshops that we do here at Employment For Seniors.

Volunteer experience: Including significant volunteer experience is important for several reasons:

  • If you are providing your expertise to an organization pro bono it validates that skill set and helps demonstrate that you are keeping up in your field.
  • Many companies look for volunteer experience on the resume because they are community-minded, and volunteering is an important part of their company brand.
  • Volunteering is also a great answer to the question “what are you doing while unemployed?” Of course, you are spending a significant time on job search, but that should be balanced with outside activities.

Education and training:

  1. Pros: if the field of study is related to your career goal, including that can indicate that you gained some of your expertise in an academic setting.
  2. Cons: some employers may view the fact that you did not complete your post-secondary education as a negative. If you include the information, be prepared to answer the question “Why didn’t you finish your degree?”
  • List most recent degree or certification first. Add a date only if obtained within the past 2 years or expected within the next 12-18 months.
  • If you attended a college or university but did not graduate, you need to decide whether that information should be included.
  • Definitely list all professional licenses and certifications that are expected or required for your occupation, e.g. RN License – State of Ohio, or PMP (name of certification body and most recent date renewed.)
  • You do not need to list your High School Diploma or GED unless that is your last educational certification.

What not to include in the resume:

  • If including volunteer work for a religious or political advocacy organization, use a generic term to describe the organization when listing it.
  • If you have any physical or mental disability, do not disclose unless you will need an accommodation to successfully complete the interview. For instance, a quiet room if you have hearing loss, in order to be able to hear and answer questions.
  • Hobbies – some candidates believe this makes them appear more “well-rounded” but generally they are not of interest to the employer. If a hobby is actually part of your qualification for the position, list it under experience.
  • Any information that would indicate you are part of a “protected class” that cannot be discerned from your basic data. This includes racial/ethnic background or national origin, religion, sex, age (if over 40), familial status, and physical or mental disability.

This podcast is free to you and available on your favorite podcast player.  If you have benefited from this podcast and would like to help us defray costs involved in producing the podcast, we welcome your support. Click here to donate via our safe and secure PayPal account.  

Subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify or SubscribeOnAndroid.

HELP US SPREAD THE WORD! We'd love it if you could please share this podcast with your social media friends!

Sponsored by Nationwide Insurance, Central Ohio Area Aging on Aging, Age-Friendly Columbus And Franklin County, Thompson-Hine, Risesmart, and Circle270Media Podcast Consultants.

----more----

Employment For Seniors is the premier resource linking mature adults with employment opportunities. EFS has provided career assistance and resources to nearly 30,000 clients, free of charge, over the past 45 years.  

Our trained volunteer job counselors work with clients, prepare them for their job search, and connect them to employers through our job referral process. Local employers have found a highly skilled workforce by posting their positions, free of charge, on the EFS JobMatch system. 

We look forward to working with you at Employment For Seniors! You can easily reach us at 614/863-1219 or by email at info@employseniors.org.

Episode 107

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Published on:

6th Aug 2019

10:00am

Power Up Your Resume For A Job Fair - Part 2

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The 25th Annual Senior Career is Thursday, August 29, 2019 from 9 am until 1 pm. Located at The Ohio State University's Fawcett Center.

With us in the episode is our special guest Sharon Hamersley. Sharon is the Principle Coach for The Resume Coach and has over 20 years’ experience helping individuals of all ages make a satisfying career decision or change. She's also a longtime supporter and volunteer of Employment For Seniors as well as the facilitator of all of the workshops the career workshops that we do here at Employment For Seniors.

Contact information:

    • Name: as you are generally known to your professional community.
    • Address: City and State are usually adequate. Street addresses hold a risk of being used for purposes you did not intend.
    • E-mail address: is yours professional? Recommend getting Gmail account that you use exclusively for professional activities. Accounts such as @aol.com or @hotmail.com indicate that you may not be tech-savvy. Also, be aware of your username – do not include any numbers that could be interpreted as a date, such as a birthdate or year of graduation.
    • Cell phone: you have exclusive control over your cell phone. Check to make sure that your voicemail message conveys a professional image. Employers will move on to the next candidate if your message is not professional, or if you haven’t set up your voicemail, or your voice mailbox is full.
    • LinkedIn profile URL: increasingly employers are looking at LinkedIn profiles to gather additional information about a candidate. Make sure yours is complete, current, and attractive.

Summary statement:

This is your first (and often only) chance to impress the employer with your unique qualifications.

    • Be very clear about what skills and accomplishments you bring that will help the employer meet their needs and achieve their goals (but don’t write an essay – be brief!)
    • Mirror the wording of the job posting. This indicates to the reader that you have actually read the posting and are responding to the need stated there.
    • Use keywords – the words describing the required skills and experience that are included in the job posting. This increases the chance that when submitting an online application, the resume scanning software will pick up on your resume and forward for further review.

Work experience:

  • Generally, 15 years’ experience is all that should be presented in detail. If you worked for the same company for 20+ years, present the last 10-15 years in detail and add a section “Foundational Experience” listing previous roles without dates.
  • For the resume, only include years of employment, not month/year. 
  • Begin with the most recent experience. Include Company Name, Company Location, dates of employment, and job title.
  • Optional: a brief description of the company/industry if necessary to position role within the company.
  • Focus on major accomplishments, don’t just list job duties. Use numbers if available, or qualitative descriptions of results. (Stay tuned for a separate podcast on creating accomplishment statements.Managing dates:
  • Generally, 15 years’ experience is all that should be presented in detail. If you worked for the same company for 20+ years, present the last 10-15 years in detail and add a section “Foundational Experience” listing previous roles without dates.
  • For the resume, only include years of employment, not month/year. This makes the content flow more smoothly and also minimizes gaps in employment.

 

This podcast is free to you and available on your favorite podcast player.  If you have benefited from this podcast and would like to help us defray costs involved in producing the podcast, we welcome your support. Click here to donate via our safe and secure PayPal account.  

Subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify or SubscribeOnAndroid.

HELP US SPREAD THE WORD! We'd love it if you could please share this podcast with your social media friends!

Sponsored by Nationwide Insurance, Central Ohio Area Aging on Aging, Age-Friendly Columbus And Franklin County, Thompson-Hine, Risesmart, and Circle270Media Podcast Consultants.

----more----

Employment For Seniors is the premier resource linking mature adults with employment opportunities. EFS has provided career assistance and resources to nearly 30,000 clients, free of charge, over the past 45 years.  

Our trained volunteer job counselors work with clients, prepare them for their job search, and connect them to employers through our job referral process. Local employers have found a highly skilled workforce by posting their positions, free of charge, on the EFS JobMatch system. 

We look forward to working with you at Employment For Seniors! You can easily reach us at 614/863-1219 or by email at info@employseniors.org.

Episode 106

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Published on:

30th Jul 2019

10:00am

Power Up Your Resume For A Job Fair - Part 1

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The 25th Annual Senior Career is Thursday, August 29, 2019 from 9 am until 1 pm. Located at The Ohio State University's Fawcett Center.

With us in the episode is our special guest Sharon Hamersley. Sharon is the Principle Coach for The Resume Coach and has over 20 years’ experience helping individuals of all ages make a satisfying career decision or change. She's also a longtime supporter and volunteer of Employment For Seniors as well as the facilitator of all of the workshops the career workshops that we do here at Employment For Seniors.

Resume Basics Part 1

  1. Purpose of resume in a job search:

    • Primary marketing tool – “Help Offered” ad.

    • Present unique qualifiers.

    • Demonstrate value to the next employer.

  2. Resume formats:

    1. Chronological/Combination:

      • Most common format. Utilizes elements of the old Chronological resume and expands on information.

      • Works well when seeking similar employment.

      • The disadvantage: needs to account for any gaps in work history

    2. Functional:

      • Used to present qualifications when changing career focus.

      • Presents key skills and qualifications gained throughout work history that apply to your current career goal.

      • The disadvantage is that reviewer may question what the applicant is “hiding” in work history.

  3. Length:

    1. Length is determined by the amount of information that needs to be presented. Most resumes are either 2 pages or 1 page.

      • 2 pages: present information for a professional position at a level similar to or higher than the current position.

      • 1 page: present information for a position that is a step back from the current position, e.g. retired and only seeking part-time work.

  4. Appearance:

    • Typeface: use standard typeface, nothing too “fancy” must be readable so at least 11-point. Use bold for headings and key information, use italics sparingly if at all.

    • White space: use standard margins and extra space in between each section. Don’t try to “cram” information in.

    • Graphics and borders: graphics are generally not needed unless in a creative field. Borders can enhance appearance, however, they do take up space.

    • Paper for hard copies: always have good resume-grade paper available to print out the resume to take to interviews, job fairs, and networking events. Occasionally a candidate may choose to follow up an online application with a mailed hard copy of their resume and cover letter.

This podcast is free to you and available on your favorite podcast player.  If you have benefited from this podcast and would like to help us defray costs involved in producing the podcast, we welcome your support. Click here to donate via our safe and secure PayPal account.  

Subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify or SubscribeOnAndroid.

HELP US SPREAD THE WORD! We'd love it if you could please share this podcast with your social media friends!

Sponsored by Nationwide Insurance, Central Ohio Area Aging on Aging, Age-Friendly Columbus And Franklin County, Thompson-Hine, Risesmart, and Circle270Media Podcast Consultants.

----more----

Employment For Seniors is the premier resource linking mature adults with employment opportunities. EFS has provided career assistance and resources to nearly 30,000 clients, free of charge, over the past 45 years.  

Our trained volunteer job counselors work with clients, prepare them for their job search, and connect them to employers through our job referral process. Local employers have found a highly skilled workforce by posting their positions, free of charge, on the EFS JobMatch system. 

We look forward to working with you at Employment For Seniors! You can easily reach us at 614/863-1219 or by email at info@employseniors.org.

Episode 105

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Published on:

23rd Jul 2019

10:00am

Power Up Your LinkedIn Profile For A Job Fair

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The 25th Annual Senior Career is Thursday, August 29, 2019 from 9 am until 1 pm. Located at The Ohio State University's Fawcett Center.

With us in the episode is our special guest Sharon Hamersley. Sharon is the Principle Coach for The Resume Coach and has over 20 years’ experience helping individuals of all ages make a satisfying career decision or change. She's also a longtime supporter and volunteer of Employment For Seniors as well as the facilitator of all of the workshops the career workshops that we do here at Employment For Seniors.

Here are some of the important LinkedIn topics Sharon covers in this episode:

  • Why LinkedIn so important in a job search
  • Create a targeted headline
  • Sell yourself in the summary
  • Add skills
  • Get endorsements and recommendations
  • Get connected

 

This podcast is free to you and available on your favorite podcast player.  If you have benefited from this podcast and would like to help us defray costs involved in producing the podcast, we welcome your support. Click here to donate via our safe and secure PayPal account.  

Subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify or SubscribeOnAndroid.

HELP US SPREAD THE WORD! We'd love it if you could please share this podcast with your social media friends!

Sponsored by Nationwide Insurance, Central Ohio Area Aging on Aging, Age-Friendly Columbus And Franklin County, Thompson-Hine, Risesmart, and Circle270Media Podcast Consultants.

----more----

Employment For Seniors is the premier resource linking mature adults with employment opportunities. EFS has provided career assistance and resources to nearly 30,000 clients, free of charge, over the past 45 years.  

Our trained volunteer job counselors work with clients, prepare them for their job search, and connect them to employers through our job referral process. Local employers have found a highly skilled workforce by posting their positions, free of charge, on the EFS JobMatch system. 

We look forward to working with you at Employment For Seniors! You can easily reach us at 614/863-1219 or by email at info@employseniors.org.

Episode 104

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Published on:

10th Jul 2019

10:00am

The Columbus Foundation

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We welcome Dan Sharpe, VP for Community Research and Grant Management for The Columbus Foundation. Also in studio with us was intern Holly Trimble, as student at The Ohio State University.

The Columbus Foundation 75th

During 2019, we are celebrating 75 years of philanthropy in Central Ohio through The Columbus Foundation.  The Foundation is not just collecting money.  They have taken a strategic approach to engaging our community.

Dan gives us more information about:

  • the non-profit sector role in Central Ohio, socially and economically,
  • The Big Give and At The Table,
  • how individuals can enhance the work of non-profits through volunteering and support,
  • how the Foundation has supported opportunities for employment,
  • resources the Foundation provides non-profits.

This podcast is free to you and available on your favorite podcast player.  If you have benefited from this podcast and would like to help us defray costs involved in producing the podcast, we welcome your support. Click here to donate via our safe and secure PayPal account.  

Subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify or SubscribeOnAndroid.

HELP US SPREAD THE WORD! We'd love it if you could please share this podcast with your social media friends!

Sponsored by Nationwide Insurance, Central Ohio Area Aging on Aging, Age-Friendly Columbus And Franklin County, Thompson-Hine, Risesmart, and Circle270Media Podcast Consultants.

----more----

Employment For Seniors is the premier resource linking mature adults with employment opportunities. EFS has provided career assistance and resources to nearly 30,000 clients, free of charge, over the past 45 years.  

Our trained volunteer job counselors work with clients, prepare them for their job search, and connect them to employers through our job referral process. Local employers have found a highly skilled workforce by posting their positions, free of charge, on the EFS JobMatch system. 

We look forward to working with you at Employment For Seniors! You can easily reach us at 614/863-1219 or by email at info@employseniors.org.

Episode 94

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Published on:

26th Jun 2019

10:02am

Hiring Event - Tristar Transportation - Tuesday July 16, 2019

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Register today for this hiring event! Tristar Transportation will be holding a hiring event at the Employment For Seniors' offices on Tuesday morning July 16, 2019 from 9:30am – 11:30

In this bonus episode of The Successful Encore Career, we talk with Vanessa Frazier, Recruiting Manager at Tristar Transportation about this hiring event.

For more information about this hiring event, go to Employment For Seniors website.

www.employseniors.org

www.tristarcolumbus.com

 

The Successful Encore Career is a service of Employment For Seniors and sponsored by Central Ohio Area Agency on AgingNationwide Insurance and Innosource.

This podcast is free to you and available on your favorite podcast player.  If you have benefited from this podcast and would like to help us defray costs involved in producing the podcast, we welcome your support. Click here to donate via our safe and secure PayPal account.  

Subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts, iTunes, Stitcher, Spotify, or SubscribeOnAndroid.

HELP US SPREAD THE WORD! We'd love it if you could please share this podcast with your social media friends!

If you liked this episode, please leave us a rating and a review in iTunes.  Click here to learn how! 

www.pleasereviewmypodcast.com/sec

Episode 103

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Published on:

24th Jun 2019

10:00am

What's It Like To Work In...Logistics

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This episode kicks off a new series we are calling What's It Like To Work In...

Thanks to our guest, Jill Kuhlman, Vice President, Talent & Employee Experience at FST Logistics.

Jill joined FST in 2018 and is responsible for recruitment, training and overall employee experience. 

 

 

This podcast is free to you and available on your favorite podcast player.  If you have benefited from this podcast and would like to help us defray costs involved in producing the podcast, we welcome your support. Click here to donate via our safe and secure PayPal account.  

Subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify or SubscribeOnAndroid.

HELP US SPREAD THE WORD! We'd love it if you could please share this podcast with your social media friends!

----more----

Employment For Seniors is the premier resource linking mature adults with employment opportunities. EFS has provided career assistance and resources to nearly 30,000 clients, free of charge, over the past 40 years.  

Our trained volunteer job counselors work with clients, prepare them for their job search, and connect them to employers through our job referral process. Local employers have found a highly skilled workforce by posting their positions, free of charge, on the EFS JobMatch system. 

We look forward to working with you at Employment For Seniors! You can easily reach us at 614/863-1219 or by email at info@employseniors.org.

Episode 102

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Published on:

10th Jun 2019

11:00am

Mature Job Seekers: Be The Candidate An Employer Needs!

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We will focus on two issues in this episode – the first is to ensure the you, mature job seeker, that YES, employers do want you!

However, the second issue will focus on the steps that you, as a job seeker, must take to provide an employer with the information they need to be assured you are a great candidate!

We are going to help create a win-win for all!

Thank to the members of the Employment For Seniors Board of Trustees for their assistance. In this episode, we are joined by:

  • Linda Hatfield, Director of Talent Acquisition and Relocation for Nationwide Insurance
  • Laura O’Toole, Human Resources Manager with national Church Residences
  • Martha Cotton, EFS Volunteer Job Counselor
  • Marilyn Bury Rice, the Director of the Lhota Office of Career Management at Ohio State University’s Alumni Association 

This podcast is free to you and available on your favorite podcast player.  If you have benefited from this podcast and would like to help us defray costs involved in producing the podcast, we welcome your support. Click here to donate via our safe and secure PayPal account.  

Subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify or SubscribeOnAndroid.

HELP US SPREAD THE WORD! We'd love it if you could please share this podcast with your social media friends!

----more----

Employment For Seniors is the premier resource linking mature adults with employment opportunities. EFS has provided career assistance and resources to nearly 30,000 clients, free of charge, over the past 45 years.  

Our trained volunteer job counselors work with clients, prepare them for their job search, and connect them to employers through our job referral process. Local employers have found a highly skilled workforce by posting their positions, free of charge, on the EFS JobMatch system. 

We look forward to working with you at Employment For Seniors! You can easily reach us at 614/863-1219 or by email at info@employseniors.org.

Episode 42

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Published on:

6th Jun 2019

10:00am

Hiring Event - CampusParc - Tuesday, June 25, 2019

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Register today for this hiring event! CampusParc will be holding a hiring event at the Employment For Seniors' offices on Tuesday morning, June 25th from 9:30-11:30.
 
In this bonus episode of The Successful Encore Career, we talk with Micaella Bruton and Ben Mersy from CampusParc about this hiring event.
 
CampusParc is responsible for the operation of the Ohio State University's parking system, including management of the permit system, parking enforcement, customer service, motorist assistance, event parking management, and parking facility maintenance.  They are currently hiring for positions such as Event Staff, Customer Service, Enforcement Officer, Ambassador, and management roles.

For more information about this hiring event, go to Employment For Seniors website.

www.employseniors.org

www.osu.compusparc.com

 

The Successful Encore Career is a service of Employment For Seniors and sponsored by Central Ohio Area Agency on AgingNationwide Insurance and Innosource.

This podcast is free to you and available on your favorite podcast player.  If you have benefitted from this podcast and would like to help us defray costs involved in producing the podcast, we welcome your support. Click here to donate via our safe and secure PayPal account.  

Subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts or SubscribeOnAndroid.

HELP US SPREAD THE WORD! We'd love it if you could please share this podcast with your social media friends!

If you liked this episode, please leave us a rating and a review in iTunes.  Click here to learn how! 

Please give our podcast a review on iTunes by using this link. Your feedback is extremely important for future episodes.

 

Episode 101

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Published on:

5th May 2019

1:30pm

Hiring Event - Home Instead Senior Care - June 5, 2019

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Register today for this hiring event! Home Instead Senior Care will be holding a hiring event at the Employment For Seniors' offices on Wednesday morning June 5, 2019 from 9:30am – 11:30

In this bonus episode of The Successful Encore Career, we talk with Melissa Faris, Director of Client Services, about this hiring event.

For more information about this hiring event, go to Employment For Seniors website.

 

The Successful Encore Career is a service of Employment For Seniors and sponsored by Central Ohio Area Agency on AgingNationwide Insurance, Innosource, and Circle270Media Podcast Consultants.

This podcast is free to you and available on your favorite podcast player.  If you have benefited from this podcast and would like to help us defray costs involved in producing the podcast, we welcome your support. Click here to donate via our safe and secure PayPal account.  

Subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts, iTunes, Stitcher, Spotify, or SubscribeOnAndroid.

HELP US SPREAD THE WORD! We'd love it if you could please share this podcast with your social media friends!

If you liked this episode, please leave us a rating and a review in iTunes.  Click here to learn how! 

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Episode 100

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Published on:

2nd May 2019

12:00pm

2019 EFS Legacy Awards Program - May 22, 2019

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This year is an exciting year for the EFS Legacy Awards, to be held at the Fawcett Center on The Ohio State University campus.

In addition to our honoring local employers who are hiring mature adults, we are partnering with Age-Friendly Communities of Columbus and Franklin County, to honor local businesses that provide great service to their senior customers.

Plus, this year the Marcus Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented to Gary L. Sams, a Volunteer IT Support Provider for EFS and two other non-profit organizations in the central Ohio area.

Tickets can be purchased for this event on the EFS website.

 

The Successful Encore Career is a service of Employment For Seniors and sponsored by Central Ohio Area Agency on AgingNationwide Insurance,Innosource, and Circle270Media Podcast Consultants.

This podcast is free to you and available on your favorite podcast player.  If you have benefited from this podcast and would like to help us defray costs involved in producing the podcast, we welcome your support. Click here to donate via our safe and secure PayPal account.  

Subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts, iTunes, Stitcher, Spotify, or SubscribeOnAndroid.

HELP US SPREAD THE WORD! We'd love it if you could please share this podcast with your social media friends!

If you liked this episode, please leave us a rating and a review in iTunes.  Click here to learn how! 

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Episode 99

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Published on:

2nd May 2019

12:37am

Hiring Event - Comfort Keepers of Central Ohio - May 16, 2019

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Register today for this hiring event! Comfort Keeper of Central Ohio will be holding a hiring event at the Employment For Seniors' offices on Thursday morning May 16, 2019 from 9:30am – 11:30

In this bonus episode of The Successful Encore Career, we talk with Jennine Harris, Administrator, and Stephanie Stevens, General Manager, about this hiring event.

For more information about this hiring event, go to Employment For Seniors website.

 

The Successful Encore Career is a service of Employment For Seniors and sponsored by Central Ohio Area Agency on AgingNationwide Insurance,Innosource, and Circle270Media Podcast Consultants.

This podcast is free to you and available on your favorite podcast player.  If you have benefited from this podcast and would like to help us defray costs involved in producing the podcast, we welcome your support. Click here to donate via our safe and secure PayPal account.  

Subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts, iTunes, Stitcher, Spotify, or SubscribeOnAndroid.

HELP US SPREAD THE WORD! We'd love it if you could please share this podcast with your social media friends!

If you liked this episode, please leave us a rating and a review in iTunes.  Click here to learn how! 

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Episode 98

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Published on:

1st May 2019

10:00am

EFS Resources For Employers

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Every year, Employment For Seniors offers a variety of ways employers can reach our job-seeking mature adults. In this episode we cover all the ways EFS offers our free, or low-cost, recruitment opportunities to employers.

This podcast is free to you and available on your favorite podcast player.  If you have benefited from this podcast and would like to help us defray costs involved in producing the podcast, we welcome your support. Click here to donate via our safe and secure PayPal account.  

Subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify or SubscribeOnAndroid.

HELP US SPREAD THE WORD! We'd love it if you could please share this podcast with your social media friends!

----more----

Employment For Seniors is the premier resource linking mature adults with employment opportunities. EFS has provided career assistance and resources to nearly 30,000 clients, free of charge, over the past 40 years.  

Our trained volunteer job counselors work with clients, prepare them for their job search, and connect them to employers through our job referral process. Local employers have found a highly skilled workforce by posting their positions, free of charge, on the EFS JobMatch system. 

We look forward to working with you at Employment For Seniors! You can easily reach us at 614/863-1219 or by email at info@employseniors.org.

Episode 86

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Published on:

17th Apr 2019

10:00am

Workforce Development And Training in Central Ohio

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In this episode, we talk with Jeff Spain,Workforce Solutions Senior Consultant at Columbus State Community College's Workforce Innovations.

During our previous podcasts, we have often discussed the importance of job seekers “learning something new”. In today’s economy, there is continuous change – tasks change, responsibilities change, equipment changes – we have to be willing to, able to and embrace change!

And with those changes come new ideas/skills/experiences that may require a worker to learn. So when our mature job seekers are in their job search, we also talk to them about learning which can be in many different forms – not just a classroom.

Jeff covers how important continuing education is in your continued career path. Columbus State Community College addresses three different workforce students:

  • Emerging Workforce - students
  • Incumbent Workforce - currently employed, and whose skills need to grow
  • Transitional Workforce - mature workers in declining industries or who are changing careers

Jeff also speaks about what "workforce innovations" means now, and the various ways CSCC works with the Transitional Workforce.

This podcast is free to you and available on your favorite podcast player.  If you have benefited from this podcast and would like to help us defray costs involved in producing the podcast, we welcome your support. Click here to donate via our safe and secure PayPal account.  

Subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify or SubscribeOnAndroid.

HELP US SPREAD THE WORD! We'd love it if you could please share this podcast with your social media friends!

----more----

Employment For Seniors is the premier resource linking mature adults with employment opportunities. EFS has provided career assistance and resources to nearly 30,000 clients, free of charge, over the past 40 years.  

Our trained volunteer job counselors work with clients, prepare them for their job search, and connect them to employers through our job referral process. Local employers have found a highly skilled workforce by posting their positions, free of charge, on the EFS JobMatch system. 

We look forward to working with you at Employment For Seniors! You can easily reach us at 614/863-1219 or by email at info@employseniors.org.


Episode 85

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Published on:

10th Apr 2019

10:00am

Workforce Development And Training in Central Ohio - Preview

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Coming up on our April 10th, 2019 episode, we speak with Jeff Spain, Workforce Solutions Senior Consultant from Columbus State Community College's Workforce Innovations.

In today's economy, there is continuous change - tasks change, responsibilities change, equipment change - and you have to be willing to, able to and embrace change!  

Jeff will talk about workforce development, and how Columbus State Community College (and your community college in your specific area) will help you get prepared for your next career move.

 

This podcast is free to you and available on your favorite podcast player.  If you have benefited from this podcast and would like to help us defray costs involved in producing the podcast, we welcome your support. Click here to donate via our safe and secure PayPal account.  

Subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify or SubscribeOnAndroid.

HELP US SPREAD THE WORD! We'd love it if you could please share this podcast with your social media friends!

----more----

Employment For Seniors is the premier resource linking mature adults with employment opportunities. EFS has provided career assistance and resources to nearly 30,000 clients, free of charge, over the past 40 years.  

Our trained volunteer job counselors work with clients, prepare them for their job search, and connect them to employers through our job referral process. Local employers have found a highly skilled workforce by posting their positions, free of charge, on the EFS JobMatch system. 

We look forward to working with you at Employment For Seniors! You can easily reach us at 614/863-1219 or by email at info@employseniors.org.

Episode 97

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Published on:

7th Apr 2019

10:00am

National Volunteer Week - Volunteering To Your Next Job

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Employment For Seniors is celebrating National Volunteer Week, April 7-13, 2019.

National Volunteer Week is a time for organizations across the country to honor volunteers and recognize the irreplaceable impact of their time and energy all year round.

Carol talks with our volunteer job counselors about the importance of volunteering, and how it can help you towards your next job or career.

This podcast is free to you and available on your favorite podcast player.  If you have benefited from this podcast and would like to help us defray costs involved in producing the podcast, we welcome your support. Click here to donate via our safe and secure PayPal account.  

Subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify or SubscribeOnAndroid.

HELP US SPREAD THE WORD! We'd love it if you could please share this podcast with your social media friends!

----more----

Employment For Seniors is the premier resource linking mature adults with employment opportunities. EFS has provided career assistance and resources to nearly 30,000 clients, free of charge, over the past 40 years.  

Our trained volunteer job counselors work with clients, prepare them for their job search, and connect them to employers through our job referral process. Local employers have found a highly skilled workforce by posting their positions, free of charge, on the EFS JobMatch system. 

We look forward to working with you at Employment For Seniors! You can easily reach us at 614/863-1219 or by email at info@employseniors.org.

Episode 96

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Published on:

2nd Apr 2019

10:00am

Hiring Event - The Forum At Knightsbridge - April 25, 2019

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Register today for this hiring event! The Forum At Knightsbridge will be holding a hiring event at the Employment For Seniors' offices on Thursday morning April 25, 2019 from 9:30am – 11:30

In this bonus episode of The Successful Encore Career, we talk with Ginny Griscti, Human Resources Director at The Forum at Knightsbridge about this hiring event.

For more information about this hiring event, go to Employment For Seniors website.

 

The Successful Encore Career is a service of Employment For Seniors and sponsored by Central Ohio Area Agency on AgingNationwide Insurance, Innosource, and Circle270Media Podcast Consultants.

This podcast is free to you and available on your favorite podcast player.  If you have benefited from this podcast and would like to help us defray costs involved in producing the podcast, we welcome your support. Click here to donate via our safe and secure PayPal account.  

Subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts, iTunes, Stitcher, Spotify, or SubscribeOnAndroid.

HELP US SPREAD THE WORD! We'd love it if you could please share this podcast with your social media friends!

If you liked this episode, please leave us a rating and a review in iTunes.  Click here to learn how! 

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Episode 84

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Published on:

27th Mar 2019

11:00am

Encore Career and Franchising Opportunities

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In this episode, we welcome Ted Fireman from FranNet, a company that assists those who are interested in purchasing a franchise.

Ted covers quite a bit of ground about franchises, including:

  • What is franchising?
  • Is it different from being an entrepreneur?
  • How do you know if you are good candidate to be a franchiser?
  • How do your clients find the right franchise?
  • How is this funded?
  • What types of franchises are there to research? 

You can contact Ted at 614-440-0038.

 

This podcast is free to you and available on your favorite podcast player.  If you have benefited from this podcast and would like to help us defray costs involved in producing the podcast, we welcome your support. Click here to donate via our safe and secure PayPal account.  

Subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify or SubscribeOnAndroid.

HELP US SPREAD THE WORD! We'd love it if you could please share this podcast with your social media friends!

----more----

Employment For Seniors is the premier resource linking mature adults with employment opportunities. EFS has provided career assistance and resources to nearly 30,000 clients, free of charge, over the past 40 years.  

Our trained volunteer job counselors work with clients, prepare them for their job search, and connect them to employers through our job referral process. Local employers have found a highly skilled workforce by posting their positions, free of charge, on the EFS JobMatch system. 

We look forward to working with you at Employment For Seniors! You can easily reach us at 614/863-1219 or by email at info@employseniors.org.

Episode 91

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Published on:

20th Mar 2019

11:00am

Encore Career and Franchising Opportunities - Preview

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In next week's episode, we welcome Ted Fireman from FranNet, a company that assists those who are interested in purchasing a franchise.

 

 

This podcast is free to you and available on your favorite podcast player.  If you have benefited from this podcast and would like to help us defray costs involved in producing the podcast, we welcome your support. Click here to donate via our safe and secure PayPal account.  

Subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify or SubscribeOnAndroid.

HELP US SPREAD THE WORD! We'd love it if you could please share this podcast with your social media friends!

----more----

Employment For Seniors is the premier resource linking mature adults with employment opportunities. EFS has provided career assistance and resources to nearly 30,000 clients, free of charge, over the past 40 years.  

Our trained volunteer job counselors work with clients, prepare them for their job search, and connect them to employers through our job referral process. Local employers have found a highly skilled workforce by posting their positions, free of charge, on the EFS JobMatch system. 

We look forward to working with you at Employment For Seniors! You can easily reach us at 614/863-1219 or by email at info@employseniors.org.

Episode 90

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Published on:

13th Mar 2019

11:00am

Salary Research And Negotiations

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No one wants to talk about money.  Our clients are always asking what salary negotiations mean, and how they can determine salary level for a specific job, and where is all this "research" located.

We welcome back Marilyn Bury Rice, Director of the Lhota Office of Career Management at The Ohio State University's Alumni Association.  In this episode we cover:

  • What should a job candidate do if they are happy with the offer given them, and why should they negotiate that offer?
  • Is there concern if a job candidate tries to negotiate, the employer might rescind the offer?
  • When is the proper time to discuss salary and negotiate a salary offer?
  • How does a job candidate handle the "salary question" early on?
  • Where can a job candidate research salary information?
  • What does "your market value" mean?
  • Does a job candidate share their last salary? What to do if asked.
  • When is the proper time to negotiate things like flexibility, working from home, additional vacation time?

Glassdoor

Salary.com

PayScale

Salary List

 

This podcast is free to you and available on your favorite podcast player.  If you have benefited from this podcast and would like to help us defray costs involved in producing the podcast, we welcome your support. Click here to donate via our safe and secure PayPal account.  

Subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify or SubscribeOnAndroid.

HELP US SPREAD THE WORD! We'd love it if you could please share this podcast with your social media friends!

----more----

Employment For Seniors is the premier resource linking mature adults with employment opportunities. EFS has provided career assistance and resources to nearly 30,000 clients, free of charge, over the past 40 years.  

Our trained volunteer job counselors work with clients, prepare them for their job search, and connect them to employers through our job referral process. Local employers have found a highly skilled workforce by posting their positions, free of charge, on the EFS JobMatch system. 

We look forward to working with you at Employment For Seniors! You can easily reach us at 614/863-1219 or by email at info@employseniors.org.

Episode 95

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Published on:

11th Mar 2019

12:00pm

Hiring Event - Hikma Pharmaceuticals - April 3, 2019

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Register today for this hiring event! Hikma Pharmaceuticals will be holding a hiring event at the Employment For Seniors' offices on Wednesday morning April 3, 2019 from 9:30am – 11:30

In this bonus episode of The Successful Encore Career, we talk with Rebecca Bowman, Group Head Talent Acquisitions, Human Resources and Pamela Diggs, Senior Recruiter, about this hiring event.

For more information about this hiring event, go to Employment For Seniors website.

 

 

The Successful Encore Career is a service of Employment For Seniors and sponsored by Central Ohio Area Agency on AgingNationwide Insurance, Innosource, and Circle270Media Podcast Consultants.

This podcast is free to you and available on your favorite podcast player.  If you have benefited from this podcast and would like to help us defray costs involved in producing the podcast, we welcome your support. Click here to donate via our safe and secure PayPal account.  

Subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts, iTunes, Stitcher, Spotify, or SubscribeOnAndroid.

HELP US SPREAD THE WORD! We'd love it if you could please share this podcast with your social media friends!

If you liked this episode, please leave us a rating and a review in iTunes.  Click here to learn how! 

www.pleasereviewmypodcast.com/sec

Episode 89

full
Published on:

6th Mar 2019

11:00am

Salary Research And Negotiations - Preview

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The full episode will be in your podcast player 2/27/19!

 

This podcast is free to you and available on your favorite podcast player.  If you have benefited from this podcast and would like to help us defray costs involved in producing the podcast, we welcome your support. Click here to donate via our safe and secure PayPal account.  

Subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify or SubscribeOnAndroid.

HELP US SPREAD THE WORD! We'd love it if you could please share this podcast with your social media friends!

----more----

Employment For Seniors is the premier resource linking mature adults with employment opportunities. EFS has provided career assistance and resources to nearly 30,000 clients, free of charge, over the past 40 years.  

Our trained volunteer job counselors work with clients, prepare them for their job search, and connect them to employers through our job referral process. Local employers have found a highly skilled workforce by posting their positions, free of charge, on the EFS JobMatch system. 

We look forward to working with you at Employment For Seniors! You can easily reach us at 614/863-1219 or by email at info@employseniors.org.

Episode 83

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Published on:

27th Feb 2019

11:00am

Internet Resources For Company and Job Search Research

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We want to thank Sharon Hamersley of The Resume Coach for joining us again in this episode.

Often we tell Employment For Senior clients that they need to “research” employers. They want to understand what the employer does – particularly before they meet a recruiter. Get to know the culture. What are their products/services? And be sure to understand the application process required when looking at their job postings.

In this episode, Sharon is going to give us some tips on how to do that employer searching!

Many internet resources are available to assist with narrowing down career choices and determining what companies are a good fit for your skills and experience. We can divide them into three broad categories:

  • Company research – information about company location, management, and financials.
  • Job research – what jobs are available, and which companies are posting them?
  • “Job fit” research” – what jobs are a good fit for my skills and experience?

Company research:

  • Mergent and Reference USA are two major business research databases. Using their Advanced Search function, you can narrow down companies to geographic location, company line of business, number of employees, and other information that you determine is needed.
  • Most public libraries have a subscription to one or both of these resources. Check with the reference librarian at your local library for assistance in using these tools.
  • Company web sites. Ideally, the web site will provide information about company history, mission and vision, leadership, products and services, and (if publicly traded) financial information.
  • Employer review sites such as GlassDoor and Great Places to Work. These sites provide the employee perspective on companies. Some caution is warranted since employees (current or former) who believe they have been treated unfairly are more likely to post reviews than employees who are happy in their current roles.

Job Research:

  • Major job boards (Monster, Indeed, Career Builder, Zip Recruiter, and increasingly, LinkedIn) are a great resource for researching what jobs companies are posting.
  • With the exception of LinkedIn, be cautious about setting up an account with a job board. Provide the least amount of information possible. Your goal should be to set up job alerts so that you can track which companies are hiring and for what positions. Actual applications should be submitted through the company web site, or ideally through the company LinkedIn page.
  • Use key words common to your field to search on each site. Then set up an alert so that you get ongoing notifications about similar jobs.

“Job Fit” Research:

If you are considering a career change or re-entering the workforce, there are several free/low cost assessments that can provide direction. These include:

  • MAPP Career Assessment – a short test that helps identify strengths and match them to career paths. Only “downside” is that the company will attempt to “upsell” you.
  • My Next Move – free 60-question assessment sponsored by the Department of Labor. Assesses skills and interests and helps match them with career paths. Linked to ONET which has detailed information about required skills, experience and training for jobs.
  • Holland Code Career Test – assesses six interest areas and matches them with careers that require those skill sets.

Other resources include:

Sharon's top job search tip - don’t just jump into a job search. Be prepared and do your homework using the tools we covered in this podcast.

 

This podcast is free to you and available on your favorite podcast player.  If you have benefited from this podcast and would like to help us defray costs involved in producing the podcast, we welcome your support. Click here to donate via our safe and secure PayPal account.  

Subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify or SubscribeOnAndroid.

HELP US SPREAD THE WORD! We'd love it if you could please share this podcast with your social media friends!

----more----

Employment For Seniors is the premier resource linking mature adults with employment opportunities. EFS has provided career assistance and resources to nearly 30,000 clients, free of charge, over the past 40 years.  

Our trained volunteer job counselors work with clients, prepare them for their job search, and connect them to employers through our job referral process. Local employers have found a highly skilled workforce by posting their positions, free of charge, on the EFS JobMatch system. 

We look forward to working with you at Employment For Seniors! You can easily reach us at 614/863-1219 or by email at info@employseniors.org.

Episode 92

full
Published on:

20th Feb 2019

11:00am

Internet Resources For Company And Job Search Research - Preview

Read Show Notes

We want to thank Sharon Hamersley of The Resume Coach for joining us again in this episode that will be in your podcast player 2/13/19.

 

 

This podcast is free to you and available on your favorite podcast player.  If you have benefited from this podcast and would like to help us defray costs involved in producing the podcast, we welcome your support. Click here to donate via our safe and secure PayPal account.  

Subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify or SubscribeOnAndroid.

HELP US SPREAD THE WORD! We'd love it if you could please share this podcast with your social media friends!

----more----

Employment For Seniors is the premier resource linking mature adults with employment opportunities. EFS has provided career assistance and resources to nearly 30,000 clients, free of charge, over the past 40 years.  

Our trained volunteer job counselors work with clients, prepare them for their job search, and connect them to employers through our job referral process. Local employers have found a highly skilled workforce by posting their positions, free of charge, on the EFS JobMatch system. 

We look forward to working with you at Employment For Seniors! You can easily reach us at 614/863-1219 or by email at info@employseniors.org.

Episode 88

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Published on:

13th Feb 2019

11:00am

Dean Pulliam from BBB Of Central Ohio

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In this episode, we interview "Successful Encore Careerist" Dean Pulliam, Director of Nonprofit & Charity Accreditation at the Better Business Bureau of Central Ohio.
 
 

This podcast is free to you and available on your favorite podcast player.  If you have benefited from this podcast and would like to help us defray costs involved in producing the podcast, we welcome your support. Click here to donate via our safe and secure PayPal account.  

Subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify or SubscribeOnAndroid.

HELP US SPREAD THE WORD! We'd love it if you could please share this podcast with your social media friends!

----more----

Employment For Seniors is the premier resource linking mature adults with employment opportunities. EFS has provided career assistance and resources to nearly 30,000 clients, free of charge, over the past 40 years.  

Our trained volunteer job counselors work with clients, prepare them for their job search, and connect them to employers through our job referral process. Local employers have found a highly skilled workforce by posting their positions, free of charge, on the EFS JobMatch system. 

We look forward to working with you at Employment For Seniors! You can easily reach us at 614/863-1219 or by email at info@employseniors.org.


Episode 93

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Published on:

30th Jan 2019

11:00am

2019 Blue Chip Forecast with Regionomics' Bill LaFayette

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We welcome Bill LaFayette, the owner of Regionomics, a consulting business working with clients in public, private, academic, and not-for-profit sectors to understand and grow their local economies and businesses. Bill is also the President of the Employment For Seniors Board of Trustees. He also served with the Columbus Chamber of Commerce as the Vice President of Economic Analysis for 12 years.

According to Bill's forecast, for the job seeker, 50 and older, you are in a very good position. Find out why in this podcast.

Here is a link to the video of Bill's presentation at the Columbus Metro Club.

 

This podcast is free to you and available on your favorite podcast player.  If you have benefited from this podcast and would like to help us defray costs involved in producing the podcast, we welcome your support. Click here to donate via our safe and secure PayPal account.  

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Employment For Seniors is the premier resource linking mature adults with employment opportunities. EFS has provided career assistance and resources to nearly 30,000 clients, free of charge, over the past 40 years.  

Our trained volunteer job counselors work with clients, prepare them for their job search, and connect them to employers through our job referral process. Local employers have found a highly skilled workforce by posting their positions, free of charge, on the EFS JobMatch system. 

We look forward to working with you at Employment For Seniors! You can easily reach us at 614/863-1219 or by email at info@employseniors.org.

Episode 82

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16th Jan 2019

11:00am

How To Ace A Phone Interview

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Our guest, Jami Phillips, an Employment Consultant from New Directions Career Center in Columbus (OH), is with us to offer tips and methods to “ace” phone interviews.

The goal of a phone interview is to get a face to face interview. The employers goal is to weed people out and make sure others meet minimum requirements.

Do your homework. Research the company, the person you are talking to (LinkedIn) and make sure you understand the requirements of the job description.

An overview of some interviewing skills and how to adapt them for a phone interview:

  • Prepare: Think about what questions the employer will have/objections. Practice what your responses will be.
  • List strengths and weaknesses. START examples.
  • Highlight key qualifications and accomplishments.
  • Practice with someone/mirror.

What should a candidate do to their “space” around them as they prepare for a phone interview?

  • Have all materials ready: Plan to be in a quiet space with no distractions.
  • Sit at a table, have resume, notes, job description available as well as a few questions to ask the employer prepared ahead of time
  • Be dressed as if you are in person
  • Do not be distracted by emails, Facebook, etc. on your computer, phone or other device.

And most importantly, express your interest. Let the employer know that you are interested in coming in for a face to face, at the very least ask for what the next steps and time frame look like.

 

This podcast is free to you and available on your favorite podcast player.  If you have benefited from this podcast and would like to help us defray costs involved in producing the podcast, we welcome your support. Click here to donate via our safe and secure PayPal account.  

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Employment For Seniors is the premier resource linking mature adults with employment opportunities. EFS has provided career assistance and resources to nearly 30,000 clients, free of charge, over the past 40 years.  

Our trained volunteer job counselors work with clients, prepare them for their job search, and connect them to employers through our job referral process. Local employers have found a highly skilled workforce by posting their positions, free of charge, on the EFS JobMatch system. 

We look forward to working with you at Employment For Seniors! You can easily reach us at 614/863-1219 or by email at info@employseniors.org.

Episode 87

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9th Jan 2019

11:00am

How To Ace A Phone Interview - Preview

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Coming up on our next episode on January 16, 2019, our guest, Jami Phillips, an Employment Consultant from New Directions Career Center in Columbus (OH), is with us to offer tips and methods to “ace” phone interviews.

Find out more how and why the goal of a phone interview is to get a face to face interview. The employers goal is to weed people out and make sure others meet minimum requirements.

 

This podcast is free to you and available on your favorite podcast player.  If you have benefited from this podcast and would like to help us defray costs involved in producing the podcast, we welcome your support. Click here to donate via our safe and secure PayPal account.  

Subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify or SubscribeOnAndroid.

HELP US SPREAD THE WORD! We'd love it if you could please share this podcast with your social media friends!

----more----

Employment For Seniors is the premier resource linking mature adults with employment opportunities. EFS has provided career assistance and resources to nearly 30,000 clients, free of charge, over the past 40 years.  

Our trained volunteer job counselors work with clients, prepare them for their job search, and connect them to employers through our job referral process. Local employers have found a highly skilled workforce by posting their positions, free of charge, on the EFS JobMatch system. 

We look forward to working with you at Employment For Seniors! You can easily reach us at 614/863-1219 or by email at info@employseniors.org.

Episode 81

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2nd Jan 2019

11:00am

Create An Effective Exit Speech

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We have Ken Lazar, Founder and Principal of the Ability Professional Network, in the studio with us talking about how to craft an effective exit speech, and how crucial this is, and will be, in your next interview.

What is an "exit speech?" An exit speech is what you say, when an interviewer asks you,
"Why did you leave your last job?" or "Why are you leaving your current job?" And it is one of the most critical parts of the interview.

Because if you don't construct a good exit statement, you could end the interview right there.

What are some exit scenarios you will need to explain?  

  • You left your position on your own
  • You left for another position that didn't work out
  • You were terminated or fired
  • You were laid off or terminated through no fault of your own
  • Your employer went out of business, or closed their doors in your market

 

This podcast is free to you and available on your favorite podcast player.  If you have benefited from this podcast and would like to help us defray costs involved in producing the podcast, we welcome your support. Click here to donate via our safe and secure PayPal account.  

Subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify or SubscribeOnAndroid.

HELP US SPREAD THE WORD! We'd love it if you could please share this podcast with your social media friends!

----more----

Employment For Seniors is the premier resource linking mature adults with employment opportunities. EFS has provided career assistance and resources to nearly 30,000 clients, free of charge, over the past 40 years.  

Our trained volunteer job counselors work with clients, prepare them for their job search, and connect them to employers through our job referral process. Local employers have found a highly skilled workforce by posting their positions, free of charge, on the EFS JobMatch system. 

We look forward to working with you at Employment For Seniors! You can easily reach us at 614/863-1219 or by email at info@employseniors.org.


Episode 80

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30th Dec 2018

8:41pm

Create An Effective Exit Speech - Preview

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Coming up on our next Successful Encore Career Podcast, we have Ken Lazar in the studio with us talking about how to craft an effective exit speech, and how crucial this is, and will be, in your next interview.

This episode will be available in your podcast player on January 2, 2019.

This podcast is free to you and available on your favorite podcast player.  If you have benefitted from this podcast and would like to help us defray costs involved in producing the podcast, we welcome your support. Click here to donate via our safe and secure PayPal account.  

Subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify or SubscribeOnAndroid.

HELP US SPREAD THE WORD! We'd love it if you could please share this podcast with your social media friends!

----more----

Employment For Seniors is the premier resource linking mature adults with employment opportunities. EFS has provided career assistance and resources to nearly 30,000 clients, free of charge, over the past 40 years.  

Our trained volunteer job counselors work with clients, prepare them for their job search, and connect them to employers through our job referral process. Local employers have found a highly skilled workforce by posting their positions, free of charge, on the EFS JobMatch system. 

We look forward to working with you at Employment For Seniors! You can easily reach us at 614/863-1219 or by email at info@employseniors.org

Episode 79

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26th Dec 2018

11:49am

Top 9 Job Search Tips For 2019

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Top 9 Job Search Tips For 2019

Many of us go through career changes – sometimes voluntarily and often involuntarily! So let’s get started on our “9 tips for 2019," from the podcast archives of The Successful Encore Career from Employment For Seniors.

1) Managing a Successful Career Change

A key to a career disruption is to immediately begin to move through the change.  We all want to “hide under the covers” for a while, but financially we can't do that.  If we immediately hit the ground running, we'll have more motivation, momentum and likely more success.

  • We need to deal with our transitions logically and move past the emotions
  • Know our family needs us to move on
  • Use all of our networks and contacts – everything we're involved with (e.g. social organizations)
  • And don't be embarrassed or afraid to ask for help – someone will come to your aide, and in turn you can help another in the future.
2) Transferable Skills

“Transferable skills” are often touted buzz words, but not always clear in meaning.

Why is it important to know and understand transferable skills?

  • Strengthen your marketability for a position by clearly communicating your transferable skills
  • Employers want to know you have the skills to do their job.
  • Understand the skills you've learned in previous jobs that you're bringing to a new job
  • Leverage your application and show you're the most qualified candidate 

Identify Your Transferable Skills:

  • Think about the skills you used in your last job – what were you successful at?  
  • What were you responsible for?  
  • Write down the skills used to reach your accomplishments

Break down each job on your resume by those skills, then compare the list of skills to the position description of the job you're considering .  See what matches.  Then prepare examples of how you used those skills to provide the interviewer with powerful “accomplishment” statements.

Transferable Skills will...

  • Make your job search more logical
  • Provide for a strong resume and cover letter
  • Enhances the job interview with strong statements of your successes
  • Let’s the employer/interviewer know you're the best candidate!
3) Lifelong Learning

Learning – sounds difficult.  Yet how many of us have learned to book an airline flight, or found a new restaurant online?  Did we follow our grandchildren on Facebook?  Or possibly learned a new card game, a new piece of piano music?  We are likely learning something new every day.  And learning will make us great job candidates!

One major issue mentioned by many employers, regarding mature job seekers, is their inability to learn new skills.  Qualified applicants have to convince employers that they're not only able to learn new skills, but they consider learning to be an important step in their continued success in the workplace.

Computer skills are usually the first issue facing older workers.  Technology changes each minute – how can anyone keep up?  There are many other skills critical in today’s job search, such as writing, communications, listening, public speaking, math/accounting/budgeting, leadership, teaching/training/tutoring, and many more.

Our role as a job seeker is to provide employers with an overview of our up-to-date skills and the successes we've had using those skills over the years.  Our resumes, cover letters, and interviews should highlight all of our skills, but particularly those we've more recently learned and/or updated.

Mature job seekers have many opportunities to learn!  A huge proportion of those opportunities are free of charge, or very reasonably priced, either located right here in our community, or online.  Central Ohio has many learning opportunities.

NEW RESOURCE: At the Columbus Metropolitan Library, you can now use your library card to enter online courses through LYNDA.  Normally the courses have a cost, but use the portal through the library website with your library card and you have thousands of courses at your fingertips - free!

4) How To Prepare For An Interview

Interviewing can be a very difficult step for mature job seekers, yet it's one of the most important steps any job seeker can make.  They only have one chance for a great first impression.  What are the basic steps a mature job seeker take to prepare for an interview before the crucial day?

  • De-stress before the interview using relaxation techniques such as exercise, deep breathing, visualization, or whatever works for you (excluding alcohol).
  • Be sure your application materials (e.g. resume, cover letter) are perfect, references have been pulled together, and you have done your research on the company.
  • Ensure that you have a professional interviewing dress/suit in which you're comfortable. You should dress one step above what your supervisor on the job would wear.
  • Make a dry run past the location of the interview a day or two in advance so that you'll know how long it takes to get there.  Always arrive to the interview about 10 minutes early.  
  • Practice your answers to commonly asked interview questions OUT LOUD.  Mock interviews or informational interviews are a great preparatory tool.  Reading and memorizing your answers is not good enough.  Believe me, it is another ball game to have to answer out loud to another person in a high-stress environment.
5) National Volunteer Week

Often individuals wonder how they have time to volunteer.  Just know each of us can make a difference in our world; we can help others and make organizations better.

The ultimate volunteer opportunity may also teach us something new!  You may be in need of updating your computer skills, or maybe it's been a long time since you’ve worked in an office situation.

Volunteering at a great nonprofit, could also provide you with chances to learn new computer programs, schedule other volunteers, or provide customer service on the phone or in person.

Update skills for:

  • Communications skills
  • How to plan projects and carry out the plans, take on leadership roles, team leader, or management
  • Written skills, analysis, data measure/management
  • And opens up opportunities to new career areas – you're learning new skills for a new career path, and also “try a new job – test the waters” in a job as a volunteer, as opposed to taking on a job that you may not end up liking.

It also:

  • Closes gaps on your resume
  • Opens up your network
  • Helps to look at jobs in new career areas
  • Find jobs that are not posted
  • Gives you a plan for your day – you're interacting with others, giving back to your community, and broadening your perspective of your world.
6) Managing Interview Expectations

There are so many times during a job search that our frustrations hit the wall!  Here are some key times that we can find troublesome – here's what you should expect to happen!

"My resume/online application goes into cyberspace"

  • The employer may not have the resources to do the follow-up
  • It's not necessary that an employer let you know they received your application – it would be nice, but does not happen.
  • A follow up is needed – contact them to be sure they've received your application and a second time to determine if they have questions.

"I’m the perfect candidate, what can I do to get my name out there?"

  • Be sure the resume fits the job description closely
  • Be sure that you do actually fit the job description – be sure to read it clearly

"No one gets back to me."

  • Should they get back to you? Yes, but don't expect it.
  • Often interviewers aren't seasoned – and don't see the importance of it.
  • You should ask what the next steps are or what the timeline at the end of the interview, so that they have some idea of what to expect.
  • After interview, should follow up!
  • During an interview – don’t expect the recruiter to be good at their job.

"I didn’t get the job and don’t know why."

  • Avoid the pre-conceived notion that it may be your age.
  • There may be issues outside your scope:  internal hire, recommended by a company executive, other connection
  • The interviewer may have nothing to do with this – they may not have anything to do with the actual hiring
  • Use the interview as a learning opportunity, even if not successful.  
  • Don't be discouraged.  You must recognize that you've gone into a competition blind, that is, you don't who the competition is (vs. sports), what their talents/skills are, and can't control any of it.
  • Don’t draw conclusions and always keep a very positive attitude

Tips to handle "bad news."

  • Exit graciously.  Try to not question.  If the winner didn’t work out, they just may come back and reconsider you.  Don't burn any bridges.
  • Use job fairs to your advantage – remain in contact with companies of interest, where can make face-to-face connection and learn more.  You are interacting with that company and maybe even the competition.

Tips overall

  • Companies have different abilities, time, priorities, resources.  This can be based on size, on ownership.  So you can't assume everyone will deal with interviewing/hiring in the same way.
  • Do your research to determine he company culture, which can be helpful in keeping your expectations real.  See how they treat their employees.
  • Don’t make assumptions. 
  • Adjust your expectations.
  • Utilize websites for your research (e.g. Glassdoor, OhioMeansJobs, etc)
7) The 30-Second Elevator Speech 

Your “30-Second Elevator Speech” is very important in the job search process.

  • It's an excellent way to begin the focus needed in your job search; how to hone in on your goals and the job opportunities you wish to pursue.  It's telling another individual what you can do today, what skills you have right now, so that you'll gain a new employment position tomorrow.
  • It doesn't need to be 30 seconds – it can be just 10 seconds.  What's important is that it answers the question, “What do you do?”without wearing out your welcome.
  • You present yourself so that you're memorable, so they'll remember you and what you do.  You have given them enough information so that they can help you in your job search.  It can clearly define your transferable skills also.
  • Be comfortable with what you're saying, not just a practiced/memorized speech.
  • It provides you the ability to present a much clearer picture of your accomplishments and success in previous positions
  • It's great “practice” for interviewing
  • Excellent method to use at job fairs and networking events to “break the ice”
8) Get Ready for the Career Expo 

Before attending any job fair, you need to...

  • Clarify your goals: What do you expect from this event (e.g., job opportunities, new contacts, new career path)? 
  • Get focused: know what types of positions are of interest to you.
  • Review and research: identify companies you plan to target; visit their websites. Show the recruiter you're a prepared candidate. 
  • Prepare questions: ask questions to determine if the company would be a good fit for you. (example: What skills are needed for this position?). Questions allow valuable opportunities for you to talk with recruiters. 
  • Prepare your resume: resumes are the first item an employer will see, so make it perfect. Obtain help to create and review your resume. 
  • Design a “one minute commercial” about yourself: first impressions are critical; prepare and practice your commercial.  
  • Attend the workshops: register and attend any career fair preparation workshops that may be scheduled prior to the event.

The day of the job fair, you should...

  • Dress appropriately: wear professional clothing. The top 18” of your body are the most noticeable, so look neat and put together. 
  • Arrive early and avoid long lines: don’t miss employers, arrive early. Find a map of the event layout and target your top employers. 
  • Materials you must bring: copies of your resume, credentials, list of references for employers who ask for them, completed job applications (if applicable),  pen/paper to take notes and a folder or portfolio to hold employer information. 
  • Show interest, enthusiasm and appreciation: 
  • Speak clearly, show confidence, and smile. Be enthusiastic, shake hands firmly and give your one-minute commercial. 
  • Ask prepared and appropriate questions. Don't ask about salary. 
  • Thank employers for their time. Ask permission to leave a resume or how to forward your resume. 
  • Materials you must have: ask recruiters for their business cards for proper follow-up. (Make notes on the back of the card to remind you about the contact.) 
  • Keep moving: don't stay too long at any one employer. You have a lot of them to see.

Within a day after the job fair, you should...

  • Follow-up: this is your most critical step. Send thank you letters or emails and include an extra copy of your resume. 
  • Online Applications: if appropriate, complete online applications and/or tests.

A week or more after the job fair, you should...

  • Keep in contact with your target employers. 
  • Send a second follow-up with recruiters by email/phone. 
  • Watch local newspaper and business publications. Check websites for press releases, updates and additional contacts. 
  • Network with family and friends for other employer contacts
9) LinkedIn 

Why is LinkedIn is so important in a job search?  Because it is the future of recruiting.

  • LinkedIn gives recruiters the opportunity to FIND “a needle in the haystack” searching through applications in the thousands
  • LinkedIn is more cost effective for the employer
  • LinkedIn lets recruiters see more information and content about you than a resume could ever be!  A recruiter can actually find you!!!

First step, create a targeted headline

  • This is the first thing a recruiter sees below your name 
  • Used for keywords for employers to search
  • A quality photo head shot is needed – if you get an interview and they see you, they’ll know your age.  Don’t be a surprise!
  • Write in the first person.
  • Sell yourself in the summary.
  • Be compelling. It's a short space to fill, but very important.
  • Engage the reader, get them to continue reading your profile.
  • Explain how you can help the employer meet their challenges and can take on the opportunities.  Make yourself searchable!
  • It's not about you – but about your reader!
  • Create a “help offered” ad!
  • Give a high level summary of your previous jobs.
  • You can add items that give more than a resume (content rich).
  • Certificates of success.
  • A white-paper that you wrote or published
  • Articles written.
  • Portfolio items.
  • Website.
  • Examples of programs and/or apps you’ve written.
  • Add skill, and list up to 50. Pick out the top three and they can be displayed, then employer can look at the rest. 
  • Searchable by recruiters.
  • Get endorsements and recommendations.
  • Ask people to endorse and comment on your work.
  • Or, give recommendations – just like the recommendations you can get from former supervisors, vendors, supporters, funders, etc.
  • Get connected.
  • Be sure to introduce yourself and why you want to connect.  
  • Be sure to connect with others that reach out to you.
  • Show how tech savvy you can be!
  • Remember quality not quantity of information
  • You don't have to pay for LinkedIn, but you do need to make it work

So to recap, here's what we suggest for 2019 with these 9 Top Job Search Tips:
  • Finding a job is a formal process and a successful job search can be accomplished with a bit of homework.
  • Gather the information and resources you need – use agencies like Employment For Seniors to assist.
  • Be sure you have all of your job search materials done and they are “perfect,” and extend that to other facets, such as interviewing – practice, practice, practice!
  • Discover ways to update your skills, learn something new.
  • Open your network through volunteering.
  • Get that “Elevator Speech” ready and attend events that will help you find the “hidden job market," such as job fairs.
  • Don't shun social media – embrace it!  Use LinkedIn and other networking/internet opportunities to be a successful job searcher.

 

This podcast is free to you and available on your favorite podcast player.  If you have benefited from this podcast and would like to help us defray costs involved in producing the podcast, we welcome your support. Click here to donate via our safe and secure PayPal account.  

Subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify or SubscribeOnAndroid.

HELP US SPREAD THE WORD! We'd love it if you could please share this podcast with your social media friends!

----more----

Employment For Seniors is the premier resource linking mature adults with employment opportunities. EFS has provided career assistance and resources to nearly 30,000 clients, free of charge, over the past 40 years.  

Our trained volunteer job counselors work with clients, prepare them for their job search, and connect them to employers through our job referral process. Local employers have found a highly skilled workforce by posting their positions, free of charge, on the EFS JobMatch system. 

We look forward to working with you at Employment For Seniors! You can easily reach us at 614/863-1219 or by email at info@employseniors.org

Episode 75

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20th Nov 2018

10:00am

November is Veterans' Month - A Successful Encore Career Spotlight

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During the month of November, The Successful Encore Career Podcast and Employment for Seniors will be shedding more light on services provided that help our veterans find gainful employment.

In this episode, we are proud to interview Navy veteran Zack Bridges from the City of Columbus (OH) Division of Fire, where he serves as a paramedic and firefighter.

text joincfd to 474747 for more information about open positions.
614-645-6387
zsbrdges@columbus.gov 

 
 

This podcast is free to you and available on your favorite podcast player.  If you have benefitted from this podcast and would like to help us defray costs involved in producing the podcast, we welcome your support. Click here to donate via our safe and secure PayPal account.  

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Episode 74

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Published on:

19th Nov 2018

10:00am

November is Veterans' Month - Ohio Department of Veterans Services

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During the month of November, The Successful Encore Career Podcast and Employment for Seniors will be shedding more light on services provided that help our veterans find gainful employment.

In this episode, we are proud to interview Ryan Blackburn, Workforce Manager at the Ohio Department of Veterans Services.

This podcast is free to you and available on your favorite podcast player.  If you have benefitted from this podcast and would like to help us defray costs involved in producing the podcast, we welcome your support. Click here to donate via our safe and secure PayPal account.  

Subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify or SubscribeOnAndroid.

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Episode 73

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Published on:

13th Nov 2018

10:00am

November is Veterans' Month - Franklin County Veterans Service Commission

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During the month of November, The Successful Encore Career Podcast and Employment for Seniors will be shedding more light on services provided that help our veterans find gainful employment.

In this episode, we are proud to interview Army and Army National Guard veteran John Harris, Veterans Benefits Specialist at the Franklin County (OH) Veterans Service Commission.

This podcast is free to you and available on your favorite podcast player.  If you have benefitted from this podcast and would like to help us defray costs involved in producing the podcast, we welcome your support. Click here to donate via our safe and secure PayPal account.  

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Episode 72

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12th Nov 2018

10:00am

November is Veterans' Month - The Overwatch Partnership

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During the month of November, The Successful Encore Career Podcast and Employment for Seniors will be shedding more light on services provided that help our veterans find gainful employment.

In this episode, we speak with Army Veteran Danny Eakins, Policy Administrator at The Overwatch Partnership.

The Overwatch Partnership provides mentoring and career development support to the veteran community, while supporting local veteran hiring advocacy efforts. We support the transition to civilian employment for veterans by providing a network of mentors and human resource professionals to enable an improved career transition, while enhancing veteran hiring efforts for organizations in the community and creating a social network of veterans and non-veterans alike.

 

This podcast is free to you and available on your favorite podcast player.  If you have benefitted from this podcast and would like to help us defray costs involved in producing the podcast, we welcome your support. Click here to donate via our safe and secure PayPal account.  

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Episode 71

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Published on:

5th Nov 2018

10:00am

November is Veterans' Month - U.S. Congressman Steve Stivers

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During the month of November, The Successful Encore Career Podcast and Employment for Seniors will be shedding more light on services provided that help our veterans find gainful employment.

In this episode, we are proud to interview U.S. Congressman Steve Stivers about the work he is doing to help veterans in this area. Stivers represents Ohio's 15th Congressional District and serves on the Financial Services Committee.

We talk about the HIRE at Home Act, Veterans Dog Training Therapy Act, Housing Our Military Service members' program, and the Veterans Providing Healthcare Transition Improvement Act, and more.

This podcast is free to you and available on your favorite podcast player.  If you have benefitted from this podcast and would like to help us defray costs involved in producing the podcast, we welcome your support. Click here to donate via our safe and secure PayPal account.  

Subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify or SubscribeOnAndroid.

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Episode 78

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Published on:

29th Oct 2018

11:16am

Hiring Event - LifeCare Alliance December 6, 2018

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Register today for this hiring event! LifeCare Alliance will be holding a hiring event at the Employment For Seniors' offices on Thursday morning, December 6th, 2018, from 9:30-11:30.

For more information about this hiring event, go to Employment For Seniors website.

www.employseniors.org  

www.lifecarealliance.org

The Successful Encore Career is a service of Employment For Seniors and sponsored by Central Ohio Area Agency on AgingNationwide Insurance and Innosource.

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Episode 77

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22nd Oct 2018

10:11am

Healthy Living in Whitehall (OH) And Your Job Search

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In this episode, we talk with Shannon Sorrell, City of Whitehall (OH) Director of Parks & Recreation, and Cory Ollie, Parks Programmer, about the benefits of taking advantage of your local parks to stay physically and mentally healthy during your job search process.  Plus, Shannon covers all the exciting changes that are going on in the parks around the City of Whitehall (OH).

We talk Shannon and Cory about:

  • The goal of Whitehall’s Parks and Recreation Department;
  • The successes already accomplished;
  • The issues of healthy living and how your department can make a difference, particularly with older residents;
  • The role that healthy living plays in someone’s job search and how can Parks/Recreation programs help mature job seekers, and;
  • The Trick or Treat 5K Run/Walk in partnership with the Dept of Parks/Rec

Sign up for the Trick or Treak 5K Run/Walk, benefitting Employment For Seniors.

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Episode 69

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15th Oct 2018

9:00am

Kelly Fuller and The Columbus Chamber of Commerce

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In this episode we speak with Kelly Fuller, Director of Workforce Development at The Columbus Chamber, about workforce issues in the Central Ohio area, and how The Columbus Chamber if helping the region's employers with this ever-changing situation.

We ask her about her background in workforce development but from a unique perspective.

The economic outlook for Columbus continues to improve. However, mature job seekers may not be part of this improvement. Kelly tells us about how The Columbus Chamber is looking at this population of workers and gives us a more in-depth outlook/perspective.

The Columbus Chamber has been very active in its role of increasing the economic outlook in this region. Kelly discusses some of the Chamber’s goals to help local employers, particularly in their recruiting and retention of employees.

 

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Episode 76

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11th Oct 2018

4:00pm

Hiring Event - RGIS November 9, 2018

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Register today for this hiring event! RGIS will be holding a hiring event at the Employment For Seniors' offices on Friday morning, November 9, 2018, from 9:30-11:30.

For more information about this hiring event, go to Employment For Seniors website.

www.employseniors.org  

www.rgis.com

The Successful Encore Career is a service of Employment For Seniors and sponsored by Central Ohio Area Agency on AgingNationwide Insurance and Innosource.

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Episode 70

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1st Oct 2018

6:47pm

Hiring Event - ContactUS Communications October 26, 2018

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Register today for this hiring event! ContactUS Communications will be holding a hiring event at the Employment For Seniors' offices on Friday morning, October 26, 2018, from 9:30-11:30.

For more information about this hiring event, go to Employment For Seniors website.

www.employseniors.org  

https://www.contactusinc.com

 

The Successful Encore Career is a service of Employment For Seniors and sponsored by Central Ohio Area Agency on AgingNationwide Insurance and Innosource.

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Episode 66

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Published on:

25th Sep 2018

3:00pm

2018 EFS Career Expo - Columbus State Community College

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We speak with Columbus State Community College at this year's EFS Career Expo.

Find out more about Columbus State Community College on their website.

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Episode 65

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Published on:

24th Sep 2018

3:00pm

2018 EFS Career Expo - CampusParc

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We speak with CampusParc at this year's EFS Career Expo.

Find out more about the CampusParc on their website.

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Episode 64

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Published on:

21st Sep 2018

3:00pm

2018 EFS Career Expo - Columbus Zoo And Aquarium

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We speak with the Columbus Zoo And Aquarium at this year's EFS Career Expo.

Find out more about the Columbus Zoo And Aquarium on their website.

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Episode 63

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Published on:

20th Sep 2018

3:00pm

2018 EFS Career Expo - H & R Block

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We speak with H&R Block at this year's EFS Career Expo.

Find out more about H&R Block on their website.

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Episode 62

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Published on:

19th Sep 2018

3:00pm

2018 EFS Career Expo - US Census Bureau

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We speak with the US Census Bureau at this year's EFS Career Expo.

Find out more about the US Census Bureau on their website.

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Episode 61

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18th Sep 2018

3:00pm

2018 Career Expo - ContactUS Communications

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We speak with ContactUS Communications at this year's EFS Career Expo.

Find out more about ContactUS Communications on their website.

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Episode 60

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Published on:

17th Sep 2018

3:00pm

2018 EFS Career Expo - Granny Nannies

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We speak with Granny Nannies at this year's EFS Career Expo.

Find out more about Granny Nannies on their website.

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Episode 67

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Published on:

10th Sep 2018

9:10am

Gail Hogan, Veteran TV and Radio Broadcaster

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For anyone who has lived in Central Ohio for a short or long period of time, Gail Hogan is a very familiar name.  We welcomed her into our homes during her time on TV, and considered her a passenger in our car while she was on the radio. 

We spoke with Gail about her time in the broadcast industry, found out how she started, and how this became a jumping off point for many important projects and career paths in her life.

 

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Episode 68

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Published on:

9th Sep 2018

4:33pm

Hiring Event - Columbus Zoo And Aquarium September 27, 2018

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Register today for this hiring event! The Columbus Zoo And Aquarium will be holding a hiring event at the Employment For Seniors' offices on Thursday morning, September 27, 2018, from 9:30-11:30.

 
In this bonus episode of The Successful Encore Career, we talk with Laura Staka from The Columbus Zoo And Aquarium about this hiring event.
 

For more information about this hiring event, go to Employment For Seniors website.

www.employseniors.org  

www.columbuszoo.org/job-search

 

The Successful Encore Career is a service of Employment For Seniors and sponsored by Central Ohio Area Agency on AgingNationwide Insurance and Innosource.

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Episode 59

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Published on:

7th Sep 2018

3:00pm

2018 EFS Career Expo - Teleperformance

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We speak with Teleperformance at this year's EFS Career Expo.

Find out more about Teleperformance on their website.

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Episode 58

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Published on:

6th Sep 2018

3:00pm

2018 EFS Career Expo - Ascena Retail Group

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We speak with Ascena Retail Group at this year's EFS Career Expo.

Find out more about Ascena Retail Group on their website.

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Episode 57

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Published on:

5th Sep 2018

3:00pm

2018 Career Expo - College Nannies and Tutors

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We speak with College Nannies and Tutors at this year's EFS Career Expo.

Find out more about College Nannies and Tutors on their website.

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Episode 56

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Published on:

4th Sep 2018

4:40pm

2018 EFS Career Expo - State Auto Insurance

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We speak with State Auto Insurance Company at this year's EFS Career Expo.

Find out more about State Auto Insurance Company on their website.

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Episode 55

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Published on:

3rd Sep 2018

3:00pm

2018 EFS Career Expo - Age Friendly Columbus

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We speak with Age Friendly Columbus at this year's EFS Career Expo.

Find out more about Age Friendly Columbus on their website.

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Episode 54

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Published on:

31st Aug 2018

3:00pm

2018 Career Expo - Costco

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We speak with Costco at this year's EFS Career Expo.

Find out more about Costco on their website.

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Episode 53

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Published on:

30th Aug 2018

3:00pm

2018 EFS Career Expo - YMCA of Central Ohio

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We speak with YMCA of Central Ohio at this year's EFS Career Expo.

Find out more about YMCA of Central Ohio on their website.

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Episode 52

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Published on:

29th Aug 2018

3:00pm

2018 EFS Career Expo - New Directions Career Center

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We speak with New Directions Career Center at this year's EFS Career Expo.

Find out more about New Directions Career Center on their website.

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Episode 51

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Published on:

28th Aug 2018

3:00pm

2018 EFS Career Expo - A Plus Staffing

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We speak with A Plus Staffing at this year's EFS Career Expo.

Find out more about A Plus Staffing on their website.

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Episode 49

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Published on:

20th Aug 2018

10:00am

Resume Basics Part 4 - Accomplishments And Skills Key To Your Job Search

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With us in the episode is our special guest Sharon Hamersley. Sharon is the Principle Coach for The Resume Coach and has over 20 years’ experience helping individuals of all ages make a satisfying career decision or change. She's also a longtime supporter and volunteer of Employment For Seniors as well as the facilitator of all of the workshops the career workshops that we do here at Employment For Seniors.

 

Accomplishments and Skills

  1. Differentiating between job duties and accomplishments
    • Job duty = what are the activities that the job requires, e.g. answering phones, greeting clients, preparing documents.
    • Accomplishment = expected outcome of these required job activities. Also, any activity not necessarily specified in your job duties that benefit your company, clients, or co-workers.
  2. STAR Method
    • Situation/Task (Opportunity or Challenge): describe the situation as you found it and the possible challenges or opportunities arising from it.
    • Action: how did you address the opportunity or challenge? (Note: these actions validate your skill sets, e.g. problem-solving, communication, research, negotiation etc.)
    • Result: what was the result of your actions? What was different or better? What impact did the result have for the company, clients, or co-workers?
  3. Quantity/Quality outcomes
    • Quantity: easy to measure, e.g. total sales, widgets produced.
    • Quality: more difficult to measure, focus on meeting or exceeding requirements for accuracy, timeliness, completeness, or improved/enhanced work environment and performance.
  4. “But I was just doing my job…” Have you ever:
    • Done more with less?
    • Seen and solved some problem others did not see?
    • Started a new program or process?
    • Managed a team? How many?
    • Saved the company money?
    • Been recognized for outstanding performance? Why?

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Episode 48

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Published on:

15th Aug 2018

10:00am

Resume Basics Part 3 - What To Include In Your Resume

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With us in the episode is our special guest Sharon Hamersley. Sharon is the Principle Coach for The Resume Coach and has over 20 years’ experience helping individuals of all ages make a satisfying career decision or change. She's also a longtime supporter and volunteer of Employment For Seniors as well as the facilitator of all of the workshops the career workshops that we do here at Employment For Seniors.

 

Volunteer experience: Including significant volunteer experience is important for several reasons:

  • If you are providing your expertise to an organization pro bono it validates that skill set and helps demonstrate that you are keeping up in your field.
  • Many companies look for volunteer experience on the resume because they are community-minded, and volunteering is an important part of their company brand.
  • Volunteering is also a great answer to the question “what are you doing while unemployed?” Of course, you are spending a significant time on job search, but that should be balanced with outside activities.

Education and training:

  1. Pros: if the field of study is related to your career goal, including that can indicate that you gained some of your expertise in an academic setting.
  2. Cons: some employers may view the fact that you did not complete your post-secondary education as a negative. If you include the information, be prepared to answer the question “Why didn’t you finish your degree?”
  • List most recent degree or certification first. Add a date only if obtained within the past 2 years or expected within the next 12-18 months.
  • If you attended a college or university but did not graduate, you need to decide whether that information should be included.
  • Definitely list all professional licenses and certifications that are expected or required for your occupation, e.g. RN License – State of Ohio, or PMP (name of certification body and most recent date renewed.)
  • You do not need to list your High School Diploma or GED unless that is your last educational certification.

What not to include in the resume:

  • If including volunteer work for a religious or political advocacy organization, use a generic term to describe the organization when listing it.
  • If you have any physical or mental disability, do not disclose unless you will need an accommodation to successfully complete the interview. For instance, a quiet room if you have hearing loss, in order to be able to hear and answer questions.
  • Hobbies – some candidates believe this makes them appear more “well-rounded” but generally they are not of interest to the employer. If a hobby is actually part of your qualification for the position, list it under experience.
  • Any information that would indicate you are part of a “protected class” that cannot be discerned from your basic data. This includes racial/ethnic background or national origin, religion, sex, age (if over 40), familial status, and physical or mental disability.

 

 

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Episode 47

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Published on:

14th Aug 2018

10:00am

Resume Basics Part 2 - What To Include In Your Resume

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With us in the episode is our special guest Sharon Hamersley. Sharon is the Principle Coach for The Resume Coach and has over 20 years’ experience helping individuals of all ages make a satisfying career decision or change. She's also a longtime supporter and volunteer of Employment For Seniors as well as the facilitator of all of the workshops the career workshops that we do here at Employment For Seniors.

Contact information:

    1. Name: as you are generally known to your professional community.
    2. Address: City and State are usually adequate. Street addresses hold a risk of being used for purposes you did not intend.
    3. E-mail address: is yours professional? Recommend getting Gmail account that you use exclusively for professional activities. Accounts such as @aol.com or @hotmail.com indicate that you may not be tech-savvy. Also, be aware of your username – do not include any numbers that could be interpreted as a date, such as a birthdate or year of graduation.
    4. Cell phone: you have exclusive control over your cell phone. Check to make sure that your voicemail message conveys a professional image. Employers will move on to the next candidate if your message is not professional, or if you haven’t set up your voicemail, or your voice mailbox is full.
    5. LinkedIn profile URL: increasingly employers are looking at LinkedIn profiles to gather additional information about a candidate. Make sure yours is complete, current, and attractive.

Summary statement:

This is your first (and often only) chance to impress the employer with your unique qualifications.

    1. Be very clear about what skills and accomplishments you bring that will help the employer meet their needs and achieve their goals (but don’t write an essay – be brief!)
    2. Mirror the wording of the job posting. This indicates to the reader that you have actually read the posting and are responding to the need stated there.
    3. Use keywords – the words describing the required skills and experience that are included in the job posting. This increases the chance that when submitting an online application, the resume scanning software will pick up on your resume and forward for further review.

Work experience:

  1. Generally, 15 years’ experience is all that should be presented in detail. If you worked for the same company for 20+ years, present the last 10-15 years in detail and add a section “Foundational Experience” listing previous roles without dates.
  2. For the resume, only include years of employment, not month/year. 
  • Begin with the most recent experience. Include Company Name, Company Location, dates of employment, and job title.
  • Optional: a brief description of the company/industry if necessary to position role within the company.
  • Focus on major accomplishments, don’t just list job duties. Use numbers if available, or qualitative descriptions of results. (Stay tuned for a separate podcast on creating accomplishment statements.)
  • Managing dates:
  • Generally, 15 years’ experience is all that should be presented in detail. If you worked for the same company for 20+ years, present the last 10-15 years in detail and add a section “Foundational Experience” listing previous roles without dates.
  • For the resume, only include years of employment, not month/year. This makes the content flow more smoothly and also minimizes gaps in employment.

 

The Successful Encore Career is a service of Employment For Seniors and sponsored by Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging, and Nationwide Insurance.

This podcast is free to you and available on your favorite podcast player.  If you have benefitted from this podcast and would like to help us defray costs involved in producing the podcast, we welcome your support. Click here to donate via our safe and secure PayPal account.  

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Episode 50

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13th Aug 2018

10:00am

2018 Career Expo Featured Speaker Shawn Richard

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The 2018 EFS Career Expo is Thursday, August 23rd at The Ohio State University's Fawcett Center.  Each year EFS kicks off the morning with a featured speaker for the Senior Career Expo Employer Training program for employers.  This year we are proud to welcome Palmer-Donavin's Shawn Richard.

 

In this podcast, we talk with Shawn about:

  • His background; 
  • Palmer-Donavin, a Columbus based company that is over 100 years old! He tells us about the success of Palmer-Donavin and the challenges in this wholesale industry;
  • Issues he is facing at Palmer-Donavin in his role as the VP for Human Resources;
  • The impact has the Palmer-Donavin's Emerging Leaders Program had on recruiting and retention;
  • Details and goals of this great program;
  • Differences in the recruiting/retention issues for a company that differs, depending on the population of applicants, for instance, their age;
  • Tips for employers listening to this podcast that can help them solve the issues of recruiting and retention in their organizations.

 

This podcast is free to you and available on your favorite podcast player.  If you have benefitted from this podcast and would like to help us defray costs involved in producing the podcast, we welcome your support. Click here to donate via our safe and secure PayPal account.  

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Episode 46

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Published on:

8th Aug 2018

10:00am

Resume Basics Part 1 - Purpose, Format, Length, and Appearance

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With us in the episode is our special guest Sharon Hamersley. Sharon is the Principle Coach for The Resume Coach and has over 20 years’ experience helping individuals of all ages make a satisfying career decision or change. She's also a longtime supporter and volunteer of Employment For Seniors as well as the facilitator of all of the workshops the career workshops that we do here at Employment For Seniors.

Resume Basics Part 1

  1. Purpose of resume in a job search:

    1. Primary marketing tool – “Help Offered” ad.

    2. Present unique qualifiers.

    3. Demonstrate value to the next employer.

  2. Resume formats:

    1. Chronological/Combination:

      1. Most common format. Utilizes elements of the old Chronological resume and expands on information.

      2. Works well when seeking similar employment.

      3. The disadvantage: needs to account for any gaps in work history

    2. Functional:

      1. Used to present qualifications when changing career focus.

      2. Presents key skills and qualifications gained throughout work history that apply to your current career goal.

      3. The disadvantage is that reviewer may question what the applicant is “hiding” in work history.

  3. Length:

    1. Length is determined by the amount of information that needs to be presented. Most resumes are either 2 pages or 1 page.

      1. 2 pages: present information for a professional position at a level similar to or higher than the current position.

      2. 1 page: present information for a position that is a step back from the current position, e.g. retired and only seeking part-time work.

  4. Appearance:

    1. Typeface: use standard typeface, nothing too “fancy” must be readable so at least 11-point. Use bold for headings and key information, use italics sparingly if at all.

    2. White space: use standard margins and extra space in between each section. Don’t try to “cram” information in.

    3. Graphics and borders: graphics are generally not needed unless in a creative field. Borders can enhance appearance, however, they do take up space.

    4. Paper for hard copies: always have good resume-grade paper available to print out the resume to take to interviews, job fairs, and networking events. Occasionally a candidate may choose to follow up an online application with a mailed hard copy of their resume and cover letter.

The Successful Encore Career is a service of Employment For Seniors and sponsored by Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging, and Nationwide Insurance.

This podcast is free to you and available on your favorite podcast player.  If you have benefitted from this podcast and would like to help us defray costs involved in producing the podcast, we welcome your support. Click here to donate via our safe and secure PayPal account.  

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Episode 45

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Published on:

6th Aug 2018

10:35am

Power Up Your LinkedIn Profile For Your Job Search

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With us in the episode is our special guest Sharon Hamersley. Sharon is the Principle Coach for The Resume Coach and has over 20 years’ experience helping individuals of all ages make a satisfying career decision or change. She's also a longtime supporter and volunteer of Employment For Seniors as well as the facilitator of all of the workshops the career workshops that we do here at Employment For Seniors.

Here are some of the important LinkedIn topics Sharon covers in this episode:

  • Why LinkedIn so important in a job search
  • Create a targeted headline
  • Sell yourself in the summary
  • Add skills
  • Get endorsements and recommendations
  • Get connected

The Successful Encore Career is a service of Employment For Seniors and sponsored by Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging, and Nationwide Insurance.

This podcast is free to you and available on your favorite podcast player.  If you have benefitted from this podcast and would like to help us defray costs involved in producing the podcast, we welcome your support. Click here to donate via our safe and secure PayPal account.  

Subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify or SubscribeOnAndroid.

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If you liked this episode, please leave us a rating and a review in iTunes.  Click here to learn how! 

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Episode 44

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Published on:

30th Jul 2018

10:00am

Get Ready For The 2018 EFS Career Expo

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Get Ready for the 2018 EFS Annual Senior Career Expo

This year’s Expo is August 23rd at Fawcett Center on the campus of The Ohio State University; recruiting is from 9 am until 1 pm.

Our sponsors this year include Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging, Franklin County Office on Aging, Nationwide Insurance, and BMI Federal Credit Union.

Not only will we have 70+ employers recruiting and ready to hire mature, talented, skilled seniors.  Lots of services along with recruiting - take advantage of the computer and career training workshops.

We will have resume reviewers on site – experienced HR professionals helping you.

And the JobsMobile will be visiting from OhioMeansJobs!

A surprise addition to the Expo - we will be providing FREE professional “Head Shots” for your LinkedIn profile! This will be first come first served and scheduled within the time of the Expo – so be there early!

Here are some tips on how to be successful at Job Fairs:

The Benefits of Attending Job Fair:

  • Meet Employers Face-To-Face, as opposed to just completing an online application or emailing a resume
  • Expand Contact Network – meet HR representatives, resource agency representatives, other job seekers
  • Learn About Various Companies – obtain more information and a better understanding of a company’s needs
  • Find New Opportunities – find employers you’ve not heard of or may be new to the community

Job Fair Strategies – before the event:

  • Clarify your Goals
  • Review and Research; show recruiters you are a prepared candidate.
  • Prepare Questions
  • Prepare Your Resume
  • Attend Workshops
  • Design a “60-Second Commercial” About Yourself:


Job Fair Strategies - the day of the event:

  • Dress Appropriately 
  • Arrive Early and Avoid Long Lines
  • Bring Appropriate Materials
  • Show Interest, Enthusiasm, and Appreciation
  • Information You Must Collect: Ask the recruiters you talk to for their business cards. You will need this information for a proper follow-up. (Take notes on the back of the card to remind you about the contact.)
  • Keep Moving: Do not stay too long at any one station; do not overstay your welcome.


Job Fair Follow-up after the event – keep in contact:

  • A thank you written & sent within 24 hours; include another resume copy
  • Handwritten or typed (not email)
  • Be specific, short
  • Then, follow up with a call or email about one week later; add information as appropriate
  • Online Applications: If applicable, complete online applications and/or tests.
  • Do a second follow-up contact with recruiters by email/phone – about 1 ½ to two weeks after the event.

 

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Episode 43

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Published on:

16th Jul 2018

10:00am

2018 Employment For Seniors Career Expo

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Executive Director Carol Ventresca is the guest on North American Broadcasting Company's Columbus Concerns.  Host Mark Nuce spoke with Carol about the 2018 Employment For Seniors Career Expo scheduled for Thursday, August 23, 2018 at the Ohio State University’s Fawcett Center.  Circle270Media's and long-time EFS volunteer Brett Johnson also is a guest, talking about our Successful Encore Career podcast.

The Successful Encore Career is a service of Employment For Seniors and sponsored by Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging, and Nationwide Insurance.

This podcast is free to you and available on your favorite podcast player.  If you have benefitted from this podcast and would like to help us defray costs involved in producing the podcast, we welcome your support. Click here to donate via our safe and secure PayPal account.  

Subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, or SubscribeOnAndroid.

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Episode 40

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Published on:

30th Jun 2018

11:16am

Franklin County Office On Aging

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We speak with Franklin County Office on Aging's new executive director Michelle Missler, and Janet Caldwell, Communications Manager in this episode.

The Successful Encore Career is a service of Employment For Seniors and sponsored by Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging, and Nationwide Insurance.

This podcast is free to you and available on your favorite podcast player.  If you have benefitted from this podcast and would like to help us defray costs involved in producing the podcast, we welcome your support. Click here to donate via our safe and secure PayPal account.  

Subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, or SubscribeOnAndroid.

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Episode 41

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Published on:

23rd Jun 2018

2:12am

Hiring Event - Tristar Transportation - July 17, 2018

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Register today for this hiring event! Tristar Transportation will be holding a hiring event at the Employment For Seniors' offices on Tuesday morning, July 17th, 2018, from 9:30-11:30 

In this bonus episode of The Successful Encore Career, we talk with Vanessa Frazier, Recruiting Manager at Tristar Transportation about this hiring event.

For more information about this hiring event, go to Employment For Seniors website.

www.employseniors.org

www.tristarcolumbus.com

 

 

The Successful Encore Career is a service of Employment For Seniors and sponsored by Central Ohio Area Agency on AgingNationwide Insurance and Innosource.

This podcast is free to you and available on your favorite podcast player.  If you have benefitted from this podcast and would like to help us defray costs involved in producing the podcast, we welcome your support. Click here to donate via our safe and secure PayPal account.  

Subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts, iTunes, Stitcher, Spotify, or SubscribeOnAndroid.

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Episode 38

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Published on:

11th Jun 2018

10:00am

Millennial Lessons That Are Good For Boomers

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What lessons can Boomers learn from Millennials when it comes to a job search or a better career?  Executive Director Carol Ventresca, and long-time EFS volunteer Brett Johnson, take a look at how these two generations compare, based on an online article from Entrepreneur.

 

The Successful Encore Career is a service of Employment For Seniors and sponsored by Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging, and Nationwide Insurance.

This podcast is free to you and available on your favorite podcast player.  If you have benefitted from this podcast and would like to help us defray costs involved in producing the podcast, we welcome your support. Click here to donate via our safe and secure PayPal account.  

Subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Spotify or SubscribeOnAndroid.

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Episode 35

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Published on:

29th May 2018

10:17am

Working With A Professional Recruiter

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We welcome Ray Mayhew, VP of RSS Staffing.  If you are considering working with a professional recruiter, here is what Ray covers in this podcast:

  • How do you find a recruiter? And how do you evaluate which recruiter to utilize?
  • What should a job seeker expect from a recruiter in training them to be a good candidate?
  • Resumes are the most important item a job seeker can create and use in their search. What are the top 5 items/issues/mistakes that job seekers make on resumes?
  • Are Cover Letters required? And what are the most important things to include in a cover letter?
  • When should salary be discussed?
  • What key qualities must candidates have for you to refer them to one of your clients?

 

The Successful Encore Career is a service of Employment For Seniors and sponsored by Central Ohio Area Agency on AgingNationwide Insurance, and Innosource.

This podcast is free to you and available on your favorite podcast player.  If you have benefitted from this podcast and would like to help us defray costs involved in producing the podcast, we welcome your support. Click here to donate via our safe and secure PayPal account.  

Subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts, iTunes, Google Podcasts, Spotify, or SubscribeOnAndroid.

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Episode 39

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Published on:

18th May 2018

5:55pm

Hiring Event - CampusParc - June 7, 2018

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Register today for this hiring event! CampusParc will be holding a hiring event at the Employment For Seniors' offices on Thursday morning, June 7th, 2018, from 9:30-11:30.
 
In this bonus episode of The Successful Encore Career, we talk with Micaella Bruton and Ben Mersy from CampusParc about this hiring event.
 
CampusParc is responsible for the operation of the Ohio State University's parking system, including management of the permit system, parking enforcement, customer service, motorist assistance, event parking management, and parking facility maintenance.  They are currently hiring for positions such as Event Staff, Customer Service, Enforcement Officer, Ambassador, and management roles.

For more information about this hiring event, go to Employment For Seniors website.

www.employseniors.org

www.osu.compusparc.com

 

The Successful Encore Career is a service of Employment For Seniors and sponsored by Central Ohio Area Agency on AgingNationwide Insurance and Innosource.

This podcast is free to you and available on your favorite podcast player.  If you have benefitted from this podcast and would like to help us defray costs involved in producing the podcast, we welcome your support. Click here to donate via our safe and secure PayPal account.  

Subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts, iTunes, Stitcher, Spotify, or SubscribeOnAndroid.

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Episode 34

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Published on:

14th May 2018

10:05am

Central Ohio Area Agency On Aging

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Our guest is Cindy Farson, Executive Director of the Central Ohio Area Agency On Aging.  Cindy is a long-time supporter of EFS and a former board member.  Through a grant from her agency, we were able to purchase equipment needed for our Successful Encore Career podcast, as well as additional equipment for the EFS training room.

Cindy talks with us about:

  • her background up to and including her time with COAAA
  • the Age-Friendly Initiative
  • new community partnerships that innovatively deal with issues seniors endure
  • how COAAA and those providing resources to seniors are better able to serve with new technology
  • her insights into the role of senior job seekers today, in 5 years, and in 10 years

 

The Successful Encore Career is a service of Employment For Seniors and sponsored by Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging, and Nationwide Insurance.

This podcast is free to you and available on your favorite podcast player.  If you have benefitted from this podcast and would like to help us defray costs involved in producing the podcast, we welcome your support. Click here to donate via our safe and secure PayPal account.  

Subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, or SubscribeOnAndroid.

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Episode 33

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Published on:

30th Apr 2018

10:04am

Vantage Workforce Solutions

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Vantage Workforce Solutions is a state-wide agency that also provides employment services, programs and assistance to mature job seekers.  Our guest is Paul Magnus, Vice President of Workforce Development with Vantage Workforce Solutions.

Paul covers:

 

The Successful Encore Career is a service of Employment For Seniors and sponsored by Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging, and Nationwide Insurance.

This podcast is free to you and available on your favorite podcast player.  If you have benefitted from this podcast and would like to help us defray costs involved in producing the podcast, we welcome your support. Click here to donate via our safe and secure PayPal account.  

Subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Spotify, or SubscribeOnAndroid.

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Episode 10

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Published on:

15th Apr 2018

10:00am

2018 National Volunteer Week

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April 15th through the 22nd is 2018 National Volunteer Week. We thought this would be a great opportunity to explain the many ways a volunteer experience can help in your job search.

Often individuals wonder how they have time to volunteer. Just know - - each of us can make a difference in our world; we can help others and make organizations better. The ultimate volunteer opportunity may also teach us something new!

You may be in need of updating your computer skills, or maybe it has been a long time since you’ve worked in an office situation. Volunteering at a great nonprofit could also provide you with chances to learn new computer programs, schedule other volunteers, or provide customer service on the phone or in person.

You may be in need of updating your communications skills, or how to analyze information or possibly how to carry out the plans for a project. Such skills can make you a valuable job applicant. Volunteering provides you with the means to learn those new skills, or update your current skills, in a positive environment with little or no risk. Give some of your time, and create a path to a new job!

You can find many great nonprofit organizations in Central Ohio through HandsOn Central Ohio

HandsOn Central Ohio

Or, for those outside of our community, check out Volunteer Match

Volunteer Match

Employment For Seniors has an incredible team of volunteers, including our Job Counselors, our network administrator, and others assisting in our office. Several of our volunteers have important messages just for you.

Thank you for joining The Successful Encore Career Podcast, brought to you by Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging, Nationwide Insurance, and Innosource.

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Episode 37

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Published on:

3rd Apr 2018

7:43pm

Hiring Event - Homewell Senior Care - April 20, 2018

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Register today for this hiring event! Homewell Senior Care will be holding a hiring event at the Employment For Seniors' offices on Friday morning, April 20th, 2018, from 9:30-11:30 

In this bonus episode of The Successful Encore Career, we talk with Lisa Brasdovich from Homewell Senior Care about this hiring event.

For more information about this hiring event, go to Employment For Seniors website.

www.employseniors.org

www.homewellseniorcare.com/columbus/

 

The Successful Encore Career is a service of Employment For Seniors and sponsored by Central Ohio Area Agency on AgingNationwide Insurance and Innosource.

This podcast is free to you and available on your favorite podcast player.  If you have benefitted from this podcast and would like to help us defray costs involved in producing the podcast, we welcome your support. Click here to donate via our safe and secure PayPal account.  

Subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts, iTunes, Stitcher, Spotify, or SubscribeOnAndroid.

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Episode 32

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Published on:

2nd Apr 2018

10:05am

Central Ohio Professional Education Council: COPEC

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Jay Lindner co-founded and currently is President of a 501C3 organization called Central Ohio Professional Education Council (COPEC).  COPEC was created as an opportunity for local businesses to provide educational information at their location.

Jay shares his insights on:

  • his vision for COPEC
  • the various types of programs and areas of interest that are included in the program
  • the issues you faced in working with clients during the 2011 recession, and how this led you to the development of COPEC
  • and more!

The Successful Encore Career is a service of Employment For Seniors and sponsored by Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging, and Nationwide Insurance.

This podcast is free to you and available on your favorite podcast player.  If you have benefitted from this podcast and would like to help us defray costs involved in producing the podcast, we welcome your support. Click here to donate via our safe and secure PayPal account.  

Subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Google Play, or SubscribeOnAndroid.

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Episode 31

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Published on:

19th Mar 2018

11:31am

The City of Whitehall (OH) And Its Bright Future

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We talked with Joe Ryan, Economic Development Specialist about the future business, economic and housing development in the City of Whitehall.

Joe talks with us about:

  • the goal of Whitehall’s Economic Development program
  • successes (new businesses moving into Whitehall) already accomplished
  • his work with current employers – the goals he is trying to reach
  • Whitehall’s five-year, ten-year economic development plan

 

The Successful Encore Career is a service of Employment For Seniors and sponsored by Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging, and Nationwide Insurance.

This podcast is free to you and available on your favorite podcast player.  If you have benefitted from this podcast and would like to help us defray costs involved in producing the podcast, we welcome your support. Click here to donate via our safe and secure PayPal account.  

Subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Google Play, or SubscribeOnAndroid.

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Episode 36

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Published on:

8th Mar 2018

11:18am

Hiring Event - Tristar Transportation - March 29, 2018

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Register today for this hiring event! Tristar Transportation will be holding a hiring event at the Employment For Seniors' offices on Thursday morning, March 29th, 2018, from 9:30-11:30 

In this bonus episode of The Successful Encore Career, we talk with Vanessa Frazier, Recruiting Manager at Tristar Transportation about this hiring event.

For more information about this hiring event, go to Employment For Seniors website.

www.employseniors.org

www.tristarcolumbus.com

 

 

The Successful Encore Career is a service of Employment For Seniors and sponsored by Central Ohio Area Agency on AgingNationwide Insurance and Innosource.

This podcast is free to you and available on your favorite podcast player.  If you have benefitted from this podcast and would like to help us defray costs involved in producing the podcast, we welcome your support. Click here to donate via our safe and secure PayPal account.  

Subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts, iTunes, Stitcher, Spotify, or SubscribeOnAndroid.

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If you liked this episode, please leave us a rating and a review in iTunes.  Click here to learn how! 

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Episode 30

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Published on:

5th Mar 2018

1:00pm

How To Use New Job Application Processes

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When applying for a job, you might encounter new and unfamiliar application processes, beyond the "fill out this form, and leave your resume."  Online applications are becoming the norm.  Here are some tips on how to become more comfortable with the process.

The Successful Encore Career is a service of Employment For Seniors and sponsored by Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging, and Nationwide Insurance.

This podcast is free to you and available on your favorite podcast player.  If you have benefitted from this podcast and would like to help us defray costs involved in producing the podcast, we welcome your support. Click here to donate via our safe and secure PayPal account.  

Subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Google Play, or SubscribeOnAndroid.

HELP US SPREAD THE WORD! We'd love it if you could please share this podcast with your social media friends!

If you liked this episode, please leave us a rating and a review in iTunes.  Click here to learn how! 

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Episode 29

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Published on:

26th Feb 2018

11:06am

Networking To Find Your Next Job

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How important is networking to finding your next job?  How do you successfully network?  What do you NOT do when you network?

Ken Lazar, Principal/Professional Recruiter at Ability Professional Network, and Co-Founder of the Sales Connection, an Association for Sales Professionals, join us in this episode to go in-depth on the what's, how's and why's on networking to find your next job.

 

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Brett: How do you define networking?

Ken: Networking, years ago, was making friends, making acquaintances and broadening your relationships with other people. In your job search, it is now a mandatory function of your strategy. The majority of people find their next job through a friend, or through an acquaintance, or through an acquaintance of an acquaintance. Through networking is where you find your next job. The problem is, finding your next job through networking is the hardest thing to do. But people have a hard time understanding how important networking can be. A lot of people are just scared to death to go into a room with other people. There are a lot of things that you can do to prepare for an event, or prepare for a professional event, that would put you at ease/

Carol: One of the hardest comments I ever had to hear from a client was when she said she was not going to beg somebody for a job. That was her definition of networking. And to turn that around for that individual was not easy.

Ken: What did you tell that lady?

Carol: We had to really turn the conversation around and stop looking at networking as the answer to all of her job searching needs, and to think of it more as a step in the process of job searching, where the real value of networking is information gathering. That she could get information from people that would help her in her job search that had nothing to do with asking for a job.

Ken: I always find that somebody who is sitting in front of their computer eight hours a day is not going to find a job. I recently read a statistic that stated the odds of finding a job online right now is the same as stepping on a golf course at the first hole and getting a hole in one before the end of the round. It's difficult to find jobs online, even though there are the highest number of jobs online right now that we've had since the recession.

Carol: So the last statistic I came across was that half of the available jobs out there are still not posted anywhere.

Ken: At one of our job networking groups, and we had a vice president of human resources at the meeting. He was from Cardinal Health. And one of the people in the meeting mentioned they see an awful lot of jobs at Cardinal Health posted online, and that person was not getting very many responses from applying to those posted positions. He stated that 85 percent of those jobs are filled internally. That's what happens in a lot of major corporations.

Brett: That leads me to the next question. Why is networking is so important?

Ken: I am a big fan of Malcolm Gladwell's book The Tipping Point, which has one chapter on networking. In it, he talks about a Harvard professor who did a study on how people found jobs. And he found out that people did not find their jobs through their strong ties, which was their family, the people that they went to church with, the people in their neighborhood because they were of one collective mind. They knew everybody and everything about each other. The further they got to what they called "weak ties," who were their friends' friends, and their friends' friends' friends. The third level, that's where people found jobs. And the only way you can get there is by asking questions and networking.

Carol: What are some steps to do it properly?

Ken: There are there are two golden rules of networking that we teach people. One is to give first. So when you are in a networking situation you are there to help someone. The second law of networking is to give back. So when you approach a networking event, let's say you're going to a breakfast, and you're scared to death because you're out of out of work and you need to talk with people and network. The mindset that you want to have is this. The only thing that you want to do today is to help three people. Don't worry about what your problems are. You want to help people. And I will guarantee you that you will come away with more networking opportunities from that event by helping three people than trying to push yourself on people for your agenda.

Carol: Networking is something you do all the time. You have to not just build a network, but you have to really foster that network.

Ken: There are all kinds of networking opportunities. And just like anything else, there's a lot of junk food networking out there that doesn't really lead to much. I will tell you that the most important networking that you can do is in your professional association. That's the best possible networking that you can do. And you can do it through volunteering. And there are lots of business after-hour events that are very good. Networking is not just meeting somebody. There is a great app called Meetup. It's a wonderful opportunity. Just put in your zip code your interests. So the networking at those events can become very, very easy because you have a common interest with those people.

Carol: And the more specific you can be with somebody the better they can help you. You should know exactly what you need. And that can lead to a referral

Ken: And a referral is the best thing you could possibly get. There's a statistic that if your possibility of finding a job in a company is 20 times better if someone hands over your resume on the HR's desk.

Carol: Let's talk a bit about the informational interview.

Ken. There are all kinds of ways that you can ask for that informational interview. I tend to walk in the front door rather than going in the "back door." Say I find the person that I want to have a conversation with. I'll send her an email stating "I am looking for a job, I'm in job search mode. I'm a very talented accounting manager or what have you. I understand that you are part of the organization, and I would like to work there. I know you probably don't have any positions at this time, but I would like to know more about the company. Would you talk with me?" I think initially it's really presumptuous to ask for somebody for coffee that you've never met. For them to give you that time out of their schedule to meet face to face. I think the first thing would be a telephone call. It's hard for people not to give you 15 minutes over the phone. We know that people that are in job search mode are under pressure. We understand that and other people understand that too. I mean the thing that you need to be is sincere. You need to give first. And you need to follow up. You need to be more interested in other people. You need to be willing to help people. It's helping people developing your network and developing trust

Carol: Could you add a little bit more on to the notion of the follow-up. What are the best ways to follow-up? What do you suggest?

Ken: One thing that I coach my people on is that you have no control over the hiring process right now. So I use this analogy. When do you change your hot water heater? When it's leaking. When do you change the fan belt on your car? When it's squeaking. When do you hire a person? It's when your stress level is so high you can't live without that person. So until the hiring manager gets to a point where she has to hire somebody, that's when she's going to hire somebody.

Carol: Any other words of wisdom?

Ken: Job loss is 100 percent curable. I have never met anyone who has never ever found a job. It's just the amount of time that it takes, the resources that you use and how smart you do it. That's how quickly you'll find a job.

 

 
 
 

Episode 28

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12th Feb 2018

11:05am

The 30-Second Elevator Speech And Your Job Search

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What is a 30-Second Elevator Speech?  What do you do with it?  What do you include?  When should you use it?

Ken Lazar, Principal/Professional Recruiter at Ability Professional Network, and Co-Founder of the Sales Connection, an Association for Sales Professionals, join us in this episode to go in-depth on the what's, how's and why's of the 30-Second Elevator Speech

 

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Brett: Let's dive right into our topic for the podcast. The 30-Second Elevator Speech. What is it?

Ken: It's what you say when somebody says "What do you do?" And what you want them to remember you by. How you want to present yourself. It's your signature speech about what you do, what you want to.

Brett: Is it really 30-seconds?

Ken: 30-seconds is a long time. Try holding your breath for 30-seconds if you want to know how long 30-seconds is. I like to get the point across very early, in a matter of 10 seconds, so that you put a label on yourself, or you propose a question, or you start a conversation. Those first 10-seconds are the most important. Then if there is a request for more information about what you do, then it'll go on for 30 seconds. But I like it pretty short.

Carol: I think one of the biggest problems that job seekers have is that they wear out their welcome. You can get a lot in 30-seconds.

Ken: When you're done with your 30-second elevator speech or your 10-second elevator speech, the person that you're talking to should come away with exactly what you are or what you do. And it should be memorable.

Carol: This all leads to my next question. This is critical. A 30-second elevator speech, whether it's 10-seconds or 30-seconds. It's critical in a job search situation. Dive a little deeper in terms of the value of a successful 30-second elevator speech.

Ken: I founded a group called The Scioto Ridge Job Networking Group. Over the years, we had thousands of people stand up and give their elevator speech before each meeting. And several people would get up and give their elevator speech and they would sit down. And then I would say "Who in the room understands what this person does?" And if nobody could answer this question, that person has become anonymous. You really need to be memorable so people can help you. They need to know how to help you. And that will come across in your elevator speech.

Brett: And some of that would be to avoid jargon.

Ken: Yes. People get involved in their profession. That's their natural language. It doesn't mean anything to anybody outside of their profession. And the more technical that they've been in their careers, the more technical their elevator speeches become, and the more confusing it becomes to other people that want to help them.

Carol: One of the problems that I have with elevator speeches, is when they are memorized. It's almost like the person is putting more effort into making sure they are spitting out the speech than they are in terms of getting the information across as to what they can do.

Ken: You've got to be comfortable saying what you're saying. Otherwise, it comes across as artificial. You want the person to understand who you are when you're giving your elevator speech.

Carol: An elevator speech not only tells an individual person what you want them to know about you, it's making your job search process easier and maybe more successful because you are more at ease. You're really using it in an informal interviewing process.

Ken: Exactly. I ran across a young lady that actually got her job by giving her elevator speech in an elevator. She got in an elevator with the president of the company, and at the time she didn't know he the president of the company. And so the president just says, "What are you doing here? Why are you here?" And she had this very nice elevator speech that she gave to the president. The president says "You know we really ought to have you here. Go see you the human resources person. We have some job openings." And she got the job. You never know when you're going to use it. It could be in the grocery line. It could be waiting in a car wash. It doesn't necessarily have to be in a formal networking situation.

Carol: I've seen this mostly with mature job seekers. They're really afraid to tell people they need a job. But I think it's because they don't know how to explain their situation. They feel as if they are a failure because they're not working. So as opposed to looking at the situation as a failure, it should be what do I want my next adventure to be. This is my next career phase. Can you cover some steps in developing an elevator speech?

Ken: In my mind, it's the same steps that you go through in developing a career strategy. I have counseled people that are in job transition to really get focused. To sit down with your resume. Explore what skills do they have right now. What education level do they have right now. And what experience do they have right now that will get them a jobTomorrow. And then I have them create a LinkedIn profile. That way I have them create a resume so that they have a clear direction of where they want to go. Now. If that's not what they want to do long-term, then we go to the long-term course strategy. But get where you need to be, immediately. What organizations do you have to join? What education do you have to get? What other things do you need to do to be that type of person, rather than what you are right now? Develop the elevator speech for what you want to do tomorrow.

Carol: I agree. Most people have a two-pronged issue here. Let's find you a job that you can make money to pay the bills, and then start looking at finding your career job. Because, bottom line, it's still easier to find a job if you have a job regardless of what you're doing.

Ken: It's a strategy. You've really got to focus on what the immediate need is, and the way to do it is to focus on

 
 
 

Episode 27

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22nd Jan 2018

10:11am

Hiring Event - Allied Universal - January 31, 2018

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Get registered today for the first EFS hiring event of 2018.  Allied Universal will be holding a hiring event at the Employment For Seniors' offices on Wednesday, January 31st, 2018, from 9:30a-11:30a 

In this bonus episode of The Successful Encore Career, we talk with Jennifer Lindsay, Regional Recruiter at Allied Universal.

For more information about this hiring event, go to Employment For Seniors website.

Episode 26

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2nd Jan 2018

11:00am

New Year, New Resolution, New Job

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With a new year brings renewed efforts in your job search process.  And a chance to reflect on what you're doing right, and what you can improve to become the best candidate you can possibly be.

Carol covers important areas to work on in the new year, including:

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Episode 25

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26th Dec 2017

11:37am

Age-Friendly Columbus Initiative and Katie White

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Our guest is Katie White, Coordinator of the Age-Friendly Columbus Initiative.

Katie began the AFC Initiative after her work of building the "Village Connections," a supportive community concept helping seniors and neighbors stay connected and independent.

Katie covers an overview of the initiative and how it began in Columbus; how she was able to bring such a diverse group of entities together to make this a reality; highlights of the discoveries during the two-year research; the 8 domains that were covered under this project (including employment and seniors); and the 17 strategies that have been outlined in the Strategic Plan for Age-Friendly Columbus. 

Email Katie if you have any questions, or would like to be a part of the next steps in the implementation of the initiative - agefriendly@osu.edu.

 

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Episode 24

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13th Dec 2017

1:20am

Central Ohio Workforce Trends and Mature Job Seekers

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Our guest is Tim Harman, Director Of Customized Workforce And Training for Columbus 2020.

Over the past five years, the central Ohio population has grown about six percent. But job growth has increased by almost 16 percent. So job growth and population growth are certainly not matching. Tim talks about how the older workforce is affected by this change.

Often you hear that what is good for mature workers is also good for millennials.  Commonalities of workplace needs for both groups include many things.

Will technology affect jobs available for mature workers?

What value is there for mature workers to pursue employment in a job of their "passion" and possibly create their own business?  

Tim also gives advice to today's 30-year-old on how to approach their career transitions into their 50's, 60's and beyond.

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Episode 23

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13th Nov 2017

3:57am

Managing A Successful Career Change

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We welcome Frank Fraas, our speaker at the EFS Legacy Awards Breakfast in 2016, to our podcast studio in this Successful Encore Career episode.

Frank is a perfect example of being open to every possibility while in the middle of a career transition.  He kept his focus on his strengths as well as focusing on ways to not only survive a career change but thrive.

We ask Frank:

- about how he stayed motivated after the initial shock of his 30-year career ending at a locally-owned company, where he was in sales and sales management;

- how did networking come into play;

- how he piecemealed jobs together and continued his search for full-time employment;

- how he used job fairs to his advantage.

Earlier Successful Encore Career podcasts are mentioned in this podcast.  We encourage you to go back to our library of podcasts for Transferrable Skills, Volunteering, Networking and Job Fair.

The Successful Encore Career is a service of Employment For Seniors and sponsored by Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging, and Nationwide Insurance.

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Episode 22

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30th Oct 2017

8:36am

Faith Williams, VP of Programs, YWCA Columbus, OH

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In this episode of The Successful Encore Career, we welcome Faith Williams VP of Programs at YWCA, Columbus OH. Faith completed her career as a partner with a large local law firm before moving into the nonprofit world.

Faith talks to us about:

Her background and the work she did at the law firm - was "law" the profession you identified when people asked what you were going to be when you grew up?

Her educational background, and her plans for her degree.

While practicing law, did this give her opportunity to view many types of organizations?  Did any of the organizations - or even organizations- give you a new picture of career opportunities or types of jobs that may be interesting to you outside of the field of law.

What steps did you take in reaching the decision to leave your law practice and go into a new field?  How did the nonprofit world become your focus?

Did you face any barriers?

The Successful Encore Career is a service of Employment For Seniors and sponsored by Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging, and Nationwide Insurance.

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Episode 21

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16th Oct 2017

7:51am

Intelligent Office of Columbus and The EFS Legacy Awards

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This past May during our annual Legacy Awards program at The Ohio State University’s Fawcett Center, we honored one of our organization’s supporters, Intelligent Office of Columbus, Mr. Otto Beatty III, Managing Partner. Our Legacy Award recognizes exemplary and dedicated service, to those advocating for and serving seniors in and around Central Ohio.

Mr. Beatty established Intelligent Office Columbus in 2014, bringing local businesses the “virtual” arm needed to meet the challenges of their industry. Intelligent Office customizes remote operational solutions such as virtual assistants, reception services, shared office space and mail services, to small businesses and independent professionals. Not only is Intelligent Office providing customers with needed savings in overhead costs, Mr. Beatty has found success utilizing employees who are mature, skilled and experienced individuals, providing flexibility and service to his many clients.

We were very honored to have Mr. Beatty and his family with us at our awards breakfast and thought his acceptance speech should be shared with you in this podcast.

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Episode 20

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10th Oct 2017

2:41pm

Cheryl Hay, JobsOhio Project Talent Acquisition Director

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In this episode of The Successful Encore Career, we speak with Cheryl Hay, currently the Director Project Talent Acquisition at JobsOhio.

Cheryl has moved through numerous organizations in central Ohio, including the Columbus Chamber, Columbus State Community College, and the Ohio Board of Regents. Although they are vastly different organizations, her role has remained steady. Helping Ohioans find employment.

In this podcast, we follow her steps she has taken through her career changes.

The Successful Encore Career is a service of Employment For Seniors and sponsored by Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging, and Nationwide Insurance.

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Episode 19

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18th Sep 2017

7:16am

Marc Molea and The EFS Legacy Awards

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During our annual Legacy Awards program at The Ohio State University’s Fawcett Center, we honored one of our organization’s biggest supporters, Marc Molea, from the Ohio Office on Aging’s Strategic Partnerships Elder Connections Division with a Legacy Award. Our Legacy Award recognizes exemplary and dedicated service, to those advocating for and serving seniors in and around Central Ohio.

Marc’s role with the Ohio Department of Aging has centered on developing critical partnerships across the state to enhance the lives of seniors in our communities. Marc has provided leadership in developing employment and training opportunities for older workers through SCSEP, the Senior Community Services Employment Program. SCSEP is a paid community service and work-based training program for income-eligible job seekers, 55+. Prior to his work with the state, Marc was also with the Enterprise Development Corporation, as well as the Columbus Chamber of Commerce.

We wanted to share his acceptance speech he gave at the Legacy Awards breakfast.  We hope you enjoy what he had to say as much as we did.  

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Episode 18

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4th Sep 2017

7:05am

Keep Your Retirement Savings With You

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We cover a lot of topics within our podcast, and what we are covering today is one that most of our podcast listeners probably don’t think too much about, but should - their retirement nest egg. It’s crucial to keep an eye on that nest egg while you are transitioning from one job or career to another.

And to get a professional’s perspective on how to protect what you’ve saved, we welcome Jon Heischman, Sr. from Heischman Retirement Services to the podcast. Jon has over thirty years of experience and has provided guidance and ideas to help individuals with their retirement concerns. Developing a network of local financial service professionals has provided Jon with the ability to consult with and refer to specialists when needed for the benefits of his clients. Jon is a member of the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors (NAIFA).

  • You are transitioning from a position you have held for, say 10-15-20 or more years, and you have a 401K built up - what are your options to do with this?
  • Same story, you have a 401K, and you are looking at going into business for yourself as an entrepreneur - what can you do with the 401K?
  • Is it ever too late to start to build up a retirement account?
  • Should you ever consider using any of your retirement accounts for anything but retirement use - like investing in yourself with a new business venture for yourself?
  • How does life insurance come into play when you are over 50 in a career transition?
  • Is Social Security a factor in this career transition?

The Successful Encore Career is a service of Employment For Seniors and sponsored by Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging, and Nationwide Insurance.

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Episode 17

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Published on:

21st Aug 2017

7:22am

JobsOhio

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In this episode, we talk with Cheryl Hay, Director Project Talent Acquisition at JobsOhio.  Cheryl is one of Employment For Seniors' biggest advocates, and also an incredible advocate for all members of the Ohio workforce.

She has not only provided us with incredible insight into the Ohio economy and the state of our workforce but also has ensured that citizens are given the tools and resources they need to be successful in their employment.

The Successful Encore Career is a service of Employment For Seniors and sponsored by Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging, and Nationwide Insurance.

This podcast is free to you and available on your favorite podcast player.  If you have benefitted from this podcast and would like to help us defray costs involved in producing the podcast, we welcome your support. Click here to donate via our safe and secure PayPal account.  

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Episode 16

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7th Aug 2017

7:19am

Employment For Seniors Career Expo

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The annual Employment For Seniors Career Expo is scheduled for Thursday August 24th, at The Fawcett Center on the campus of The Ohio State University.  

Carol Ventresca, Executive Director of Employment For Seniors, and co-host of The Successful Encore Career, recently was a guest on a local public affairs program in Columbus, Ohio - Columbus Concerns.

Here is a quick link to the lineup of workshops for the day.

Here is a quick link to more information about the EFS Career Expo.

The Successful Encore Career is a service of Employment For Seniors and sponsored by Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging, and Nationwide Insurance.

This podcast is free to you and available on your favorite podcast player.  If you have benefitted from this podcast and would like to help us defray costs involved in producing the podcast, we welcome your support. Click here to donate via our safe and secure PayPal account.  

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Episode 15

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17th Jul 2017

5:55am

Elizabeth Isele, CEO and Founder of GIEE

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In 2017, Employment For Seniors celebrates 45 years in central Ohio, assisting mature job seekers.

Our annual fundraiser, The Legacy Awards Program, was held The Ohio State University's Fawcett Center. This is our opportunity to not only thank the community and all of our supporters but to let everyone in central Ohio know about the wonderful people who are seriously supporting mature job seekers and seniors in our community.

This year, the Julian Marcus Lifetime Achievement award winner is Elizabeth Isele, CEO and Founder of the Global Institute For Experienced Entrepreneurship (GIEE).

We are working in a multi-generational workforce and Elizabeth highlighted expands on that in her acceptance speech. Everyone is working with four, even five generations and we're doing it together. There are problems in multi-generational workforces. We have technology differences; conflicting attitudes among younger and older workers regarding career goals; and there are so many misassumptions between the generations. Elizabeth has keys and solutions for all of us.

The Successful Encore Career is a service of Employment For Seniors, and sponsored by Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging, and Nationwide Insurance.

This podcast is free to you, and available on your favorite podcast player.  If you have benefitted from this podcast, and would like to help us defray costs involved in producing the podcast, we welcome your support. Click here to donate via our safe and secure PayPal account.  

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Episode 14

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5th Jul 2017

2:48am

How Successful Employers Use Job Fairs Effectively

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The Successful Encore Career is a service of Employment For Seniors and sponsored by Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging, and Nationwide Insurance.

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Episode 13

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30th Jun 2017

7:32am

EFS Services For Employers

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Local employers around Central Oho find a highly skilled workforce by posting their positions, free of charge, on the Employment For Seniors JobMatch system.  With assistance from the EFS staff, employers are guided through job postings and initial applicant screening. 

Executive Director Carol Ventresca talks with Barb Stoltz, EFS Employer Outreach Program Coordinator, about the reasons hundreds of employers work with EFS every year to find qualified candidates for positions they need to fill.

  • Our goal is to help employers – all sizes, small/medium/large – who are in need of great job applicants.  We particularly strive to assist those smaller employers who do not have full recruiting offices and those in need of technical help on the recruiting/hiring process.
  • We provide free job postings for employers – no limits on number posted.  We posted 1,300 jobs in 2016 from approximately 300 employers, with 600+ in our database.

If you are a local employer in the Central Ohio area and have any questions, don't hesitate to contact Employment For Seniors at 614.863.1219. 

The Successful Encore Career is a service of Employment For Seniors and sponsored by Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging, and Nationwide Insurance.

This podcast is free to you and available on your favorite podcast player.  If you have benefitted from this podcast and would like to help us defray costs involved in producing the podcast, we welcome your support. Click here to donate via our safe and secure PayPal account.  

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Episode 12

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5th Jun 2017

7:20am

Interview with Greg Beumer, Indiana State Representative

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State Representative Greg Beumer joined the Indiana House of Representatives in November 2013.

Greg grew up in Noble Township, Jay County. He attended Portland High School, completed coursework in Business Administration at Ball State University and is a graduate of the Economic Development Institute at the University of Oklahoma.  

As you will hear in this podcast, Greg started his career path as a small business owner, which has led him to public service.  Along the way, his work ethic and people skills contributed to his success, and his service back to the community.

Thanks for listening to The Successful Encore Career Podcast, presented by Employment For Seniors.  If you would like more information about our podcast, please send us an email at podcast@employseniors.org.

Subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Google Play, or SubscribeOnAndroid.

If you liked this episode, please leave us a rating and a review in iTunes.  Click here to learn how! 

This podcast is free to you, and available on your favorite podcast player.  If you have benefitted from this podcast, and would like to help us defray costs involved in producing the podcast, we welcome your support. Click here to donate via our safe and secure PayPal account.  

Ideas for a future interview for a future podcast, contact us at podcast@employseniors.org
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Episode 11

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8th May 2017

7:10am

Managing Your Interview Expectations

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You've just uploaded your resume for a job opening, or you've just exited a great interview.  Now what?

Carol talks with David Taylor, an Employment For Seniors' volunteer counselor, about managing your interview expectations.

The Successful Encore Career is a service of Employment For Seniors and sponsored by Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging, and Nationwide Insurance.

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Episode 9

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17th Apr 2017

7:32am

How To Prepare For The Interview

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In this episode of The Successful Encore Career, Carol welcomes to our studios Debra Shinoskie, Project Director at the AARP Foundation SCSEP in Columbus, OH.  

The Successful Encore Career is a service of Employment For Seniors and sponsored by Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging, and Nationwide Insurance.

Subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Google Play, or SubscribeOnAndroid.

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Episode 8

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3rd Apr 2017

10:00am

Interview with Jeff Lacy, FocusCFO

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Jeff Lacy, Entrepreneur, and Partner and Area Director with FocusCFO, is our guest.

In his current role as a Partner and Area Director with FocusCFO, Jeff ties in his team of 30+ CFOs, to work with owners of SMEs around Central Ohio to understand the key drivers of profitability and how to most effectively improve, enhance or implement those drivers.  Learn more at FocusCFO.

Jeff offers some great insight into his career transitions.

Thanks for listening to The Successful Encore Career Podcast, presented by Employment For Seniors.  If you would like more information about our podcast, please send us an email at podcast@employseniors.org.

Subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Google Play, or SubscribeOnAndroid.

If you liked this episode, please leave us a rating and a review in iTunes.  Click here to learn how! 

This podcast is free to you and available on your favorite podcast player.  If you have benefitted from this podcast and would like to help us defray costs involved in producing the podcast, we welcome your support. Click here to donate via our safe and secure PayPal account.  

Ideas for a future interview for a future podcast, contact us at podcast@employseniors.org

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Episode 7

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20th Mar 2017

11:00am

Lifelong Learning - Update and Hone Your Workplace Skills

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One major issue mentioned by many employers, regarding mature job seekers, is their inability to learn new skills. Qualified applicants have to convince employers that they are not only able to learn new skills, but they consider learning to be an important step in their continued success in the workplace.

The podcast episode suggests some great ideas on how and where you can continue your lifelong learning journey. More can be found on The Successful Encore Career blog.

Program 60 at The Ohio State University  

Good as Gold at Columbus State Community College

Otterbein’s Senior College  

Lifelong Learning Institute @Central Ohio Technical College

Columbus Metropolitan Libraries  

Coursera

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If you liked this episode, please leave us a rating and a review in iTunes.  Click here to learn how! 

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Ideas for a future interview for a future podcast, contact us at podcast@employseniors.org

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Episode 6

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6th Mar 2017

11:00am

The Do's and Don'ts of Job Searching

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You have just one opportunity to make a great first impression! Here are tips to help keep your job search on target.

Initial Job Searching Steps

Job Applications and Materials

Reviewing Job Descriptions

Interviewing

Networking

Learning New Skills

Thanks for listening to The Successful Encore Career Podcast, presented by Employment For Seniors.  If you would like more information about our podcast, please send us an email at podcast@employseniors.org.

Subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Google Play, or SubscribeOnAndroid.

If you liked this episode, please leave us a rating and a review in iTunes.  Click here to learn how! 

This podcast is free to you and available on your favorite podcast player.  If you have benefitted from this podcast and would like to help us defray costs involved in producing the podcast, we welcome your support. Click here to donate via our safe and secure PayPal account.  

Ideas for a future interview for a future podcast, contact us at podcast@employseniors.org

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Episode 5

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20th Feb 2017

11:00am

Defining Transferable Skills

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Skills are learned!

Identifying transferable skills is critical in a job search – they add dimension to a resume and cover letter and provide needed details in an interview.  Transferable skills can be deemed from work experiences, as well as volunteer experiences.  

Thanks for listening to The Successful Encore Career Podcast, presented by Employment For Seniors.  If you would like more information about our podcast, please send us an email at podcast@employseniors.org.

Subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Google Play, or SubscribeOnAndroid.

If you liked this episode, please leave us a rating and a review in iTunes.  Click here to learn how! 

This podcast is free to you and available on your favorite podcast player.  If you have benefitted from this podcast and would like to help us defray costs involved in producing the podcast, we welcome your support. Click here to donate via our safe and secure PayPal account.  

Ideas for a future interview for a future podcast, contact us at podcast@employseniors.org

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Episode 4

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6th Feb 2017

11:00am

Transferable Skills

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Mature job seekers have worked for years. You've built skills and honed those skills over many years of experience. This is an important part of your marketability in looking at the next job. An employer wants to know that you can do the job they have available. They want to know what those skills are. Can you do the job from day one?

In this episode of The Encore Career Podcast, presented by Employment For Seniors, we explore the importance of transferable skills. A blog post for this podcast is available here.

Thanks for listening to The Successful Encore Career Podcast, presented by Employment For Seniors.  If you would like more information about our podcast, please send us an email at podcast@employseniors.org.

Subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Google Play, or SubscribeOnAndroid

If you liked this episode, please leave us a rating and a review in iTunes.  Click here to learn how! 

This podcast is free to you and available on your favorite podcast player.  If you have benefitted from this podcast and would like to help us defray costs involved in producing the podcast, we welcome your support. Click here to donate via our safe and secure PayPal account.  

Ideas for a future interview for a future podcast, contact us at podcast@employseniors.org

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Episode 3

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23rd Jan 2017

11:10am

Benefits Of Attending A Job Fair

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Individuals think it's a waste of their time, but then they also complain that when they're doing applications those online applications go into cyberspace and they don't get an opportunity to talk to somebody. Well, guess what? At a job fair, you are doing face to face meetings with employers.  Read the blog by clicking here. 
 
Discover more on how to make the most of the next job fair you attend with help from this Successful Encore Career Podcast.
 
Thanks for listening to The Successful Encore Career Podcast, presented by Employment For Seniors.  If you would like more information about our podcast, please send us an email at podcast@employseniors.org.

Subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Google Play, or SubscribeOnAndroid

If you liked this episode, please leave us a rating and a review in iTunes.  Click here to learn how! 

This podcast is free to you and available on your favorite podcast player.  If you have benefitted from this podcast and would like to help us defray costs involved in producing the podcast, we welcome your support. Click here to donate via our safe and secure PayPal account.  

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Episode 2

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23rd Jan 2017

11:00am

Interview with Bill LaFayette, Regionomics, LLC

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Bill LaFayette, founder and owner of Regionomics LLC, is our guest.

Regionomics is a consulting business specializing in small-area economies with a focus on strategic economic and workforce analysis and planning services. We help clients in public, private, academic and not-for-profit sectors understand regional and community economic and demographic trends and work with them to develop strategies to respond to those trends. Learn more at regionomicsllc.com

Bill offers some great insight on his career transition from higher education into his business.

Ideas for a future interview for a future podcast, contact us at podcast@employseniors.org

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If you liked this episode, please leave us a rating and a review in iTunes.  Click here to learn how! 

This podcast is free to you and available on your favorite podcast player.  If you have benefitted from this podcast and would like to help us defray costs involved in producing the podcast, we welcome your support. Click here to donate via our safe and secure PayPal account.  

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9th Jan 2017

3:39pm

The Successful Encore Career - Welcome!

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Welcome to our initial podcast! 

A funny thing happened to baby boomers on the way to retirement: Many realized they couldn't afford, or didn't want, to retire. Whether it's for financial reasons or a chance to try something new, more baby boomers are embarking on an encore career—a second professional act that can bring in not only money but often the fulfillment that may have been lacking the first time around the career bend.

Thanks for listening to The Successful Encore Career Podcast, presented by Employment For Seniors.  If you would like more information about our podcast, please send us an email at podcast@employseniors.org.

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About the Podcast

The Successful Encore Career Podcast
A funny thing happened to baby boomers on the way to retirement, you realized you couldn't afford, or didn't want, to retire.
The Successful Encore Career Podcast, presented by Employment For Seniors, will provide you the inspiration and tools to move into your next career. We'll talk with adults who have made the encore career change, whether to a new company, a new career path or struck it out on their own as an entrepreneur.

We will also pass along necessary skill-building tools that you will need to bring this change to your career.

Sponsored by Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging, Nationwide Insurance, RiseSmart and Circle270Media Podcast Consultants.

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Carol Ventresca