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HR Expert - Answered on Nov 17, 2023

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Vipul Question by Vipul on Nov 17, 2023Hindi

My age is 45 and i an MBA - have total work experience of 19 yrs. Around 14 years in corporate company and 2 years with a MSME consulting company and since last 3 years i have working freelance as management consultant for MSME sector. currently i am finding it had to get new clients and the earning is from consulting is low. What should i do - now i am finding is hard to find a good paying corporate job at this age.

Ans: Vipul, you need to decide between the two paths. Either expand your consulting business OR take up a full-time job. Looks like you're leaning towards getting a full-time job.

If that's the decision you want to go for, please look at the opportunities on platforms LinkedIn, Naukri. Please focus on finding the 25 companies that are hiring for a role that you would be most suitable. Make sure you are tailoring the resume, following up with them, trying to get in touch with their HR teams, and connecting with the decision-makers of the company. Focus on building the connections and do strong follow-ups to land a job.

Do not apply to hundreds of jobs. Just find the 25 companies and focus on how you could get in the eyes of the employers. Engage with their posts on LinkedIn, update your LinkedIn profile, and put up an open-to-work badge on your LinkedIn profile.

All the best for your job search and keep me posted here. Waiting for the good news from you.

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Ans: I’m sorry to hear that you’re feeling this way, but please remember that it’s never too late to make changes in your career. Here are a few suggestions:

Upskill: Consider upskilling in areas that are in demand in the recruitment field. This could be data analysis, HR technologies, or even soft skills like leadership and negotiation. There are many online platforms offering courses that you can take at your own pace.
Networking: Networking can open up opportunities that you might not find in job postings. Attend industry events, join online forums or groups related to your field, and don’t hesitate to reach out to old colleagues or friends.
Mentorship: A mentor who has experience in your field can provide guidance, help you set career goals, and offer advice on professional development.
Well-being: It’s important to take care of your mental health. If you’re feeling burnout, it might be helpful to speak to a professional who can provide strategies to manage stress. Remember, it’s okay to take breaks and make time for activities you enjoy.
Consult a Career Coach: A career coach can provide personalized advice based on your specific situation. They can help you identify your strengths, explore different career paths, and plan actionable steps towards your career goals.
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Asked by Anonymous - May 10, 2024Hindi
Hi, I'm 40 years old ,i have done BBA in finance and marketing. It's completed in 2006.i have experience of 5 year in retail and then I moved to foreign exchange company and worked for another 4-5 years in 2-3 companies.but I lost my job in corona time.and since then I'm working as a freelancer for the forex customers.also looking for jobs but couldn't get right job.i have responsibilities but I am not earning as I needed. Pls suggest me what should I do?
Ans: I understand this must be a frustrating situation. You have a strong educational background and experience, but the job market can be tough. Don't view freelance work as a gap in your employment history. Frame it as an opportunity where you leveraged your expertise to consult with clients. Quantify your achievements as a freelancer whenever possible (e.g., increased client base by X%, secured Y new contracts). The financial and marketing fields have likely evolved since your graduation in 2006. Consider taking online courses, certifications, or workshops to update your knowledge in areas like financial technology (FinTech), digital marketing, or social media marketing. These in-demand skills can make your resume more attractive to employers. Since you already have experience freelancing for forex clients, explore ways to expand your freelance offerings. Can you offer additional services like market research, competitor analysis, or content creation related to finance or foreign exchange? Don't limit yourself to just finance or forex roles. Consider marketing positions within financial institutions, wealth management firms, or fintech companies. Your marketing background could also be valuable in other industries like retail, healthcare, or technology. Remember, your age and experience are assets. Age is not a liability; hence, by highlighting your transferable skills, expanding your skillset, and utilizing a strategic job search approach, you can increase your chances of landing the right job.

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