What Advice Would YOU Give To Job Searching Baby Boomers?

Original Post: What Advice Would YOU Give To Job Searching Baby Boomers?

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When I was downsized last December, I knew exactly where to look. I knew who to talk to, I knew who to solicit advice from and I knew what I wanted to do.

And it still took two months and a lot of luck to find a gig.

What if my job search was for something that DIDN’T relate to the internet as much as mine does? What if I was an instructor, a teacher for safety products or another profession B2B profession that REQUIRED on-site time, dealt with a group that hadn’t yet mastered technology or who just didn’t care?

My dad is going through this. My hard working, never quit and never give up dad has found himself on the wrong of a company downsizing and I’m having trouble figuring out how to aid him in his job search.

Does he make YouTube videos of what he can do? Start a blog? Join Twitter?

He’s a safety product representative, an industry I know nothing about.

So, what would you do? What advice would you give a baby boomer with average tech skills and lots of free time? How does he market himself?