It happened. It may have been a surprise, or it could have been anticipated, but at this point, what does it matter? You lost your job. Or, the frustrations at your current job have hit the boiling point. You just can't take it anymore! In either case, change is inevitable. But, you're over the age of 50 and intellectually or intuitively you know your age could be a factor in your job search...and, you are right. There are age-related biases that exist in the job market that will work against you. According to government statistics, job seekers over 50 encounter more difficulty in getting new jobs and suffer notably longer unemployment than their younger counterparts. But these statistics do not have to apply to you!
First, immediately stop with the worry and negative thinking. You're in a better position than you think. There are employers out there that not only will hire you, they are looking for you! The key is to find them, sell them on you, and get them to hire you. It's not as hard as you may think. In the Over 50 and Motivated book, Brian Howard will teach you a systematic approach for conducting a real-world job search based on years of front-line recruiting experience helping thousands of tenured job seekers just like you. He will teach you how to effectively conduct a job search in today's job market and techniques to successfully combat age biases. He will show you how to get job offers and your next fulfilling career position!