Homemakers, older workers, farmers and selfemployed individuals entering or re-entering the job market today have the opportunity to engage in a productive, rewarding job search. Success in re-entering the job market or changing jobs comes down to two things: (1) developing the right attitudes about your abilities, and (2) organizing an effective job search. The key to success is preparation. Preparation means more than writing down your name, address and education. Preparation means learning to recognize past experiences, talents, skills, abilities and volunteer work that can help “sell” you in today’s labor market. Life experiences will be your most valuable resource to turn into tangible assets. It means translating “life skills,” then becoming a confident, potential employee. Maturity and life experiences are pluses many employers are looking for.
"SP461B Finding Work - Career Change - Build a Future on Your Past," The University of Tennessee Agricultural Extension Service, SP461B-10M-6/95 E12-2015-00-300-95, http://trace.tennessee.edu/utk_agexfinman/7