Job Searching for Boomers: Why Go Online?

If the job search is already hard, why add to your stress by using the Internet?

  • Job Searching for BoomersYou can access current information at all hours of the day or night. It’s there when you are ready to use it, even at midnight after finally getting the kids to bed.
  • You can reach deeper into your local area to find smaller employers closer to home, maybe even within walking distance from your house. We saw it happen at a workshop given in Boston.
  • You can also take your search far beyond your regular boundaries. There are no geographic limits.
  • Using the Internet in your search demonstrates current skills. This means you not only know how to use a computer but you also know how to navigate online.
  • You can meet new people in your profession or region with much less stress. On the Internet, no one can see you sweat. Take your time getting to know people or groups before putting your best electronic face forward.
  • You can explore career options you might not have considered. What are you doing now, and are there any ways to can take your skills and apply them in a new direction? You can find some self-assessment tools online, loads of occupations and disciplines to explore, and even lists of local career counselors and career centers to help you.

I hope you found this guide helpful for job searching for boomers!

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