People in Transition

64. Rupert French - Job search specialist and author, helping job seekers rebuild confidence

October 02, 2022 Bob Gerst Season 2 Episode 64
People in Transition
64. Rupert French - Job search specialist and author, helping job seekers rebuild confidence
Show Notes

Rupert French was teaching in a country school 40 years ago when he discovered that one third of the students leaving the school would be facing long-term unemployment. In response to this, he helped to establish a community support for unemployed youth. Ten years later, he transitioned to career and job search coaching and training.

Impressed with the writings of William Bridges, and borrowing methods from sports psychology, he encourages job seekers to see themselves as self-employed, the CEO of You & Co, and to adopt business strategies to market their services to prospective employers.

The revised edition of How to Get a Good Job After 50 takes the job seeker step-by-step through this process. It is his 4th book on effective job search strategies. Link to purchase How to Get a Good Job After 50 go tohttps://geni.us/HowToGetAGoodJob

Some key points we discussed during our episode are:

·         Concerns employers have regarding older applicants and why they are false.

·         Why and how do you want to write your own job search mission statement.

·         Why you should think of your resume as a business proposal.

·         Networking made easy.

·         Some practical steps to help you stay positive during your search.

Rupert has a wealth of knowledge and experience that he shares easily and, in a fun/interesting manner.  I know you will be like me and want to go back and listen to him again – please share him with others – love to hear your comments on this episode.  Thank you!