Mature workers

As a mature worker, you may have a range of reasons to look for employment – you may want to start a new career, decide to work after retiring or face job loss late in your career. Use these tips to make the experience a positive one.

  • Prepare yourself to look for work. Identify your marketable skills and abilities, and update your skills so that you can offer what employers are looking for. Consider additional education or training if necessary. Think about alternatives like self-employment, part-time or contract work.
  • Learn effective job search techniques. Use WorkBC to learn about jobs in demandPower up your job search by using your personal networks and social media connections to make contacts and get referrals. Bring your resume up to date and research how to prepare for online or in-person interviews.
  • Market yourself. Put your experience to work. Be positive and develop ways to show prospective employers how your skills and experience can help them and their business. Do some practice interviews so that you can sell yourself in a positive, confident and contemporary way.
  • Get help in your job search. Call or visit your local WorkBC Employment Services Centre. Use our interactive map to find a WorkBC Centre in your area.
 For more information, check out the job search services and career advice at Canada’s Job Bank.
 

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