Between 2004 and 2014, the number of Americans 55 years and older, who were active in the civilian labor force, ballooned by 47.1%. And that number is expected to grow nearly 20% over the next 10 years.
Many older employees are declining to retire, and plenty of older applicants continue to seek new jobs. By 2024, the Department of Labor found—just seven years from now—one out of four people in the labor force will be age 55 or older.
It is my experience that although age discrimination does exist, far more often attitude and mental approach play a much bigger role in a 50+ failing to land a job.
In fact, these statistics would simply not be possible if rampant age discrimination existed. All the data shows older workers are in high demand and just like when you were younger, the approach you take mentally is the driving force of your ultimate success or failure in landing work once you hit the 50 and older club.
As the great Zig Ziglar used to say, "What you put into your mind is what will come out, what you sow is what you reap."
As a certified professional career coach, my practice targets professionals 50+ in mid to late career transition. I not only help with those limiting beliefs that get in the way of finding a job you are truly passionate about, but I also work with the functional aspects of your job search or transition.
Here is a sampling of what you can expect when you engage with my services:
• You will learn the secrets for creating a LinkedIn profile, so you can be discovered by hiring managers and recruiters.
• You will learn how to create a rock solid resume that lands on the decision maker's desk, and not get stuck in an applicant tracking system.
• You will learn the 5-key interview questions every hiring manager wants to know about you, and how best to answer these questions.
• You will learn the secrets to tapping the hidden job market.
• You will learn the best approach for transitioning into a new career or starting your own business, if that is the direction you desire to take.
Based in the heart of Silicon Valley, I bring diverse experience and perspective to my coaching practice.
I have worked in retail banking, for the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, and in technology - most recently 18 years as a Vice President of Information Services. In all, I have over 30 years of management and leadership experience in the private, public and government sectors.
Besides being a professional coach, I hold a BS in Management, an MA in Leadership, and I am a Master NLP Practitioner.
I am currently at a crossroad with making some major changes in my life. I have reached out to Bill because of his clear expertise and experience in career coaching. Each of the ongoing coaching sessions have been well structured with clear aims and objectives set out. Bill has an amazing wealth of knowledge which he willingly shares. Bill is also extremely resourceful and is also teaching me to tap into my own resources. He is friendly and extremely professional and I feel very confident knowing he will help me get on the right track in finding the career of my dreams as well as help bring a positive perspective back into my life. Working as a client with Bill as my career coach has allowed me to feel at ease and has given me a much needed boost of confidence.
I worked with Bill for 12 weeks, and through his coaching, I was successfully able to get my foot in the door to my all-time-top-choice dream organization within the federal government. His support and guidance made it possible for me to look at where I wanted to go, and create a strategy to get there. I credit him for helping me get focused and prepared. Bill has an internal/external approach to consulting that I found to be very effective. We talked about what was going on with my outlook and attitude, but we also covered the mechanics like writing better cover letters and preparing for upcoming interviews. Looking at the job search holistically helped me immensely to get where I needed to go. I highly recommend Bill as a job coach that can get results.
Bill is top of his game when it comes to helping you clarify your thoughts and setting course for your life and/or business. Bill has helped me tremendously when it came to getting clarity on my business ideas, goals and execution plan. He always had fundamentally sound advice for me along with innovative ideas that were cutting edge and forward thinking. Bill helped me focus on the important/urgent, not the distractions. Thank you Bill for your guidance, thought provoking questions, mentorship, kindness and most of all your heart felt passion you had for my growth, both personal and business. I recommend Bill for anyone looking to focus their ideas and get on their own personal power path with a coach who knows his stuff and has a vested interest in you being your best. Thank you Bill!
I have been coaching with Bill for almost a year now and have found his help and guidance invaluable. Bill has not only supported me through a challenging time but has been instrumental in boosting my self confidence and belief in myself. I am moving forward to a new career and building a business which i am passionate about and Bill has been there every step of the way. Whatever doubts i had, whatever issues i raised, Bill found a way to work with me to find the reasons beneath the problems and then take steps to break down those barriers. Bill has so much to offer in terms of work/life experience and he uses that to the advantage of his clients. I would highly recommend Bill as a Coach to anyone looking to make changes in their life and needing a professional, dynamic person to take the journey with them.
Working with Bill was absolutely fantastic. Our coaching sessions were an hour that I looked forward to every week. His own professional and leadership experience provided a great background for him to help me explore a new perspective in my own career development. But what’s more, his natural enthusiasm made it impossible for me to leave our sessions in anything but a better and more energized mood than when we began. He makes it easy to talk about anything that’s on your mind and provides just the right amount of encouragement and accountability to keep you moving forward towards your goals in a measurable way.
Some say a doctor makes the worst patient, and a teacher makes the worst student…and coaches make the worst clients!
Fortunately, Bill guided me to insights into my coaching style, helped me craft my business model, and gave me the motivation I needed when I forgot my way. I’ve yet to meet a more caring, inspiring, insightful coach AND mentor. More importantly, Bill gave me the questions I should ask myself…rather than just creating a dependence on his wisdom, he gave me the keys to my own. Thank you, Bill, for being a great coach, mentor, and – above all – friend.
As a coach Bill Benoist practices active listening skills and asks questions to clarify understanding of my thoughts. I am a random thinker and Bill is always able to keep up with me and focus on the important information I am sharing. He is a compassionate person and this quality is demonstrated through his coaching. He listens and asks insightful questions to really get down to the heart of the matter. As a technological guru, Bill offers added value to me – a small business owner challenged by WordPress. Bill’s experience, knowledge and skills provide him with the tools needed to be an exceptional leadership coach.
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