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My Thoughts on Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS)

My Thoughts on Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) I am a paid Moderator for LinkedIn’s Premium Career Group since 2012. And one day in the group, someone posed this question for me: “Lisa, would love to hear your thoughts on Applicant Tracking Systems. The last stat I heard is that it immediately sidelines 75% of all […]

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You Are Not Too Old to Land a Job

You Are Not Too Old to Land a Job “I’m 54. Isn’t age going to hinder my job search?” Change the age to 57, 63, 45, or 52… or any other number over 40… and this is a variation of a question I get asked every week, several times per week, from concerned experienced job […]

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Why I Asked My Teacher for a Lower Grade

I believed I didn’t deserve an A+. So when I was in 6th grade, I asked my teacher to lower my A+grade in math. Yep, I did this. Here is the story:

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Do Resume Words Matter for Older Job Seekers?

Recently, one of our ChamTribers wrote to me saying, “Everyone says it’s my age, so it doesn’t matter what I write” as the reason why his 8-page resume wasn’t getting any traction. Or… I don’t know… it could be the 8-page resume. He told me he is 50+ years old… so it must be his […]

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How to Have Your Achievements Thrive in a Biased World

Ageism and other -isms are certainly not right. Yet they happen. We can’t control how hiring managers, or anyone else for that matter, think. However, we do have a choice. We can choose to be a victim or a victor in these situations. Let me give you an example:

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