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How to Get a Good Job After 50

How to Get a Good Job After 50
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Rupert French

How to Get a Good Job After 50

A step-by-step guide to job search success

Rupert French

Many baby boomers are seeking to stay in the workforce longer and are looking for satisfying, fulfilling jobs. This book is a step-by-step guide to finding and winning the sort of job most likely to give job satisfaction and success. It sets out how older workers are often valued in the workplace because of their experience, skills, reliability and sense of responsibility before going on to show how to demonstrate these qualities to prospective employers. It encourages people to adopt a pro-active, ‘self-employed’ approach, building self-esteem and promoting a time-efficient, self-managed job search program, and explains the importance of:

·                     concentrating on no more than two or three job leads at any one time

·                     using proven marketing techniques to win good jobs

·                     writing résumés that grab the employer’s interest in the first few sentences

·                     finding jobs before they are advertised

·                     building an effective job search network

·                     using social media to support the job search

·                     maintaining a positive self-image

·                     effective preparation for the job interview.

Specimen résumés are included in the book and are available for download as templates from the linked website. Job seekers can almost guarantee getting a good job quickly if they follow the author’s recipe for success! 


Specifications: Paperback | 234 x 151mm | 352 pages

About the author:

Rupert French has 20 years’ experience in career development with a special interest in developing effective job search strategies. He has developed and run successful training programs for mature age job seekers, many of them long-term unemployed, and his job search strategies have been featured on ABC TV’s 7.30 Report. 


ABC's The Drawing Room, November 2016

Rupert French invterview by Patricia Karvelas on ABC's The Drawing Room.

National Roads and Motorists' Association, July 2015

The two fundamental truths are:

  1. Employers do value older applicants.
  2. Employers are looking for three things in every applicant for every position:
  • The skills to do the job.
  • The motivation to do the job well.
  • The ability to fit well into their team.

Exisle Publishing Living Well National Roads and Motorists Association


Ladies in Racing, May 2015

“Outlines the strategies and tools to give mature workers the confidence to win a rewarding role” 

Exisle Ladies in Racing Good Job


Perth West Australian Agenda, April 2015

“If you haven’t yet achieved your half century, that doesn’t matter… the strategies have proved successful with job seekers of all ages”.

Cream Magazine, April 2015

“This book is a must-read and that’s for anyone on either side of 50”

Exisle Publishing Good Job Rupert French Cream Magazine Review

Senior Lifestyle, April 2015

Age is not the issue. It is the perception of being too old that creates the barrier.

Exisle Publishing Good Job Senior Lifestyle Review Rupert French

Yours Magazine, March 2015

"With dedication, preparation and these clever tips you can kickstart your career."

Australian Financial Review, 16 March 2015

age discrimination tends to be in the mind of the mature job seeker…be confident in your ability

Exisle Good Job Australian Financial Review

Sydney Morning Herald, 14 March 2015

You can get a good job  if you set about the job search in the right way

Exisle Publishing Good Job Rupert French

TV Review on Studio 10 | 8.30 on TEN, March 2015

50 Plus News, March 2015

"A great guide and a must if you are feeling as though the job market is passing you by."

Exisle Good Job 50 Plus News

The Senior Review, March 2015


"From choosing the right job, to writing your resume and attending the interview, Rupert covers every angle."

Exisle Good Job Senior Review

Lifestyle You, March 2015


"With the right approach, you can almost guarantee getting the sort of job you want and usually within about six weeks, " he explains, "but only if you use the right approach and work at it as if it were a full-time job."

Exisle Good Job Lifestyle You Review Rupert French

The Senior, March 2015

Rupert French Top Tips for Job Seekers: "Job search is a full-time job ~ create a positive onlince presence ~ Don't say 'There aren't any jobs' or 'No one wants me, I'm too old'."

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