Australian Bureau of Statistics records show that individuals between 40-65 years of age make up one-third of the Australian population and a significant proportion of the workforce.
Many mature Australians find themselves faced with the difficulty of regaining employment; this issue is addressed in Paul Di Michiel’s first book ‘Fired to Hired, the Guide to Effective Job Search for the Over 40s’.
The book outlines effective strategies for obtaining employment, integrating both modern and traditional tools and procedures.
Di Michiel believes “a major obstacle faced by the over 40s in obtaining employment is quite simply, themselves. They either believe they can’t or won’t be considered by employers due to their age, see job search as being too hard or they just don’t know how to navigate a very different employment market than years gone past.”
With corporate experience both overseas and in Australia and having personally faced job-loss on three separate occasions, Di Michiel uses his own experiences as the substance for strong solutions to such scenarios.
“I am thrilled to be able to bring together best practices in job search as well as my own experiences in a book designed to help mature job seekers be confident and ultimately to find success in job search. Regardless of what is happening in the market, my approaches will help individuals obtain their next role sooner.”
“It’s about using and maximising all available avenues in job search to find that next great role.”
From familiar practices such as resume writing and interview preparation to training in modern networking platforms, Di Michiel’s book aims to help mature Australians avoid a journey that is often met with low self-esteem, financial stress and a strain on relationships.
He also runs his own career coaching business, The Career Medic (www.thecareermedic.com) whose credo is ‘Taking the worry out of job search for the over 40s’.
Di Michiel’s book is officially launching on Wednesday, 30th September at 7.00 pm at Hornsby Central Library (28-44 George, Street Hornsby 2077) and will be attended by Paul Fletcher, Federal MP for Bradfield and Parliamentary Secretary for Communications. Attendance is free and further details can be found by visiting: www.thecareermedic.com/book