The focus of 40 Plus of Central Ohio is on training members on how to conduct a competitive job search in the current market.

The focus of 40 Plus of Central Ohio is on training members on how to conduct a competitive job search in the current market. The company focuses on assisting individuals who are in a career transition or entering the work force again after some period of time away. Members learn to:

Create a 30-second speech to introduce themselves and their missions to others.
Identify the target companies or industries that offer the position(s) sought and work to find contacts in those companies who can help members connect to a hiring manager.
Build a list of contacts from friends, neighbors, alumni groups, social groups, former colleagues, hair stylists, doctors and anyone else who can assist in the job search.
Reconnect to those on the contact list via phone, e-mail, lunch, coffee, or other ways to express the need for information and to thank them for their assistance .
Have a detailed resume or career profile available to distribute to potential hiring personnel.
Take advantage of agencies and services that can provide information or insight while in the job search. Examples include: the public library, Better Business Bureau, Department of Job Services, United Way, Small Business Association, networking groups, and the Chamber of Commerce.
Attend networking events or job fairs to let people and companies know you are available and how your skill set can contribute to their businesses.
Remember to keep records of your contacts so you can follow up later.
Consolidate a job search plan that is used as a roadmap for the job search.

For more information, contact Mark Gillotti, 40 Plus of Central Ohio, at (614) 570-0256.