Hi, I’m Joyce A. Mabe,
As a professional resume writer who is also over age 50, I understand what you’re going through right now because it wasn’t too long ago that I was a lot like you.
I had a long career as a writer, editor, and professional communicator (with an emphasis in public relations) in a variety of sectors including human resources, federal and state government, nonprofits, and education. I also earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a master’s degree in counseling/school counseling.
Then, several years ago, I relocated from Utah to Colorado and had to begin searching for a job–the first time I had to look for a job at age 50+.
Like you, I was feeling very frustrated and discouraged about not getting called for interviews. Also probably like you, I wasn’t sure what the problem was. Was it my age? Was it too much competition? Was it my resume? What was it?!
Out of pure frustration combined with stubborn determination, I decided I needed to figure out how to play the job search game to win. So I set out to learn all I could about best practices for resumes and job seeking, including all about keywords, the best format, how to effectively deal with the issues of ageism/age discrimination, etc.
The result of that learning was that I did end up getting an interview AND getting the job…but it also made me realize that I really loved and had a talent for writing resumes. So, I began working part-time as a professional resume writer for a nationally-recognized career services company.
As I worked on resumes, I found myself gravitating toward helping job seekers in our age bracket because I know from personal experience how much harder job searching can be when you’re over age 50.
Fast forward to today…I’m now a full-time professional resume writer with my own company and I’m honored to help age 50+ job seekers living all over the United States from my home office in Colorado.
To have the best chance of getting called in for an interview when you’re over the age of 50, your resume must be a carefully-crafted marketing tool that sells your value while downplaying your age.
I know first-hand how hard this can be to do, especially without help. Which is why I’m here.
I can help you revise, update, modernize, and optimize your resume so you feel confident you’ve done everything you can to increase your chances of getting called for interviews.
I look forward to hearing from you and working with you! If you have any questions or would like to have a phone call together before deciding if my services are right for you, just email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.