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Old 05-31-2010, 07:45 PM
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Dear everyone,

I've browsed around the forum and couldn't find a thread similar to my problem, although I'm sure it is common. At any rate, has anyone attempted finding a second job at 50 years of age? I'm looking to supplement my income, as I will be renting at a higher rate now (circumstances).

Currently, I work as a technician. I am very familiar with the NW suburban area (Palatine area), yet somewhat lost as to its job market. I guess this is what happens when you stick to one type of work, hope for the best, and try to be a single parent.

Anyone have any suggestions as to where I should even start looking? I'm open to many jobs, though at my age, it will be harder I suppose. Thanks in advance.
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Old 05-31-2010, 07:58 PM
Location: Mokena, Illinois
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Yeah, I was a little younger. I worked in the food business most of my life, then went back to school at 43 years old. Became a nurse at 47. Best thing I ever did.
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Old 05-31-2010, 08:48 PM
Location: Gurnee IL.
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Sophia, so interesting that your first post on the boards is about finding a second job!!!! And from complete strangers who know nothing about you as well! Your lucky though..... I'm serious here.... I am a mind reader....And I believe the best job for you would be as a burger flipper in fast food either before or after your 1st job has started or ended. If early morning hours is your preference and there are no burgers to make, I believe my voices are telling me egg poacher on the griddle at the same restaurant.
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Old 05-31-2010, 09:28 PM
Location: Land of debt and Corruption
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What sort of technician are you? Automotive, computers, HVAC, home security? I guess I'd pick something somewhat related to your past work experience for an easier transition into a new field. Either that, or pick something that you have some knowledge in from your own personal interests and hobbies. Do you like gardening, working on your car, doing projects around the house, tinkering with computers, photography?

Try to narrow down your personal attributes and combine that with your personal/work experiences. Do you have any personal or professional acquaintances willing to take you on and mentor you in a new field? Networking helps a ton. Browse through careerbuilder.com and see what sorts of positions are hiring that might interest you.

Anyways, best of luck. If you combine things that you're good at, have some related experience in, and a desire to do, you'll have a rewarding and fulfilling job.
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Old 06-20-2010, 09:29 AM
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Are you good in sales?

Fast growing newspaper in southern cook and northern will counties looking for an advertising sales person.
An outside sales position selling to Businesses within but not limited to the communities of Steger, Monee, Crete, South Chicago Heights, Chicago Heights, Sauk Village, University Park, Park Forest and Beecher.
- The opportunity for you to choose, develop and manage your own territory
- Uncapped commission.
- An extraordinary newspaper that sells itself.
Who We Are:
Southland Voice is one of the fastest growing publishing companies in Illinois. Because of our impressive growth-trend, even in a down economy, we are looking to add to our team of sales representatives. This opportunity focuses on selling advertisement space to local businesses.
You Are:
- An energetic sales person looking to take the next step in your career by meeting customer needs.
- A sales person who wants your own territory and the ability to make good money for your hard work.
- Proficient in talking to people.
- Reliable and able to meet deadlines.
Your Duties:
- Establish new accounts by planning and organizing daily work schedule to call on potential customers and obtain orders.
- Adjust content of sales presentations by studying the type of customer or prospect.
- Keep management informed by recording sales efforts.
- Monitor competition by gathering current marketplace information.
What You Must Know How to Do:
- You must know how to prospect, including cold calls
- You must know how to build value in the sales process by understanding your client’s needs.
- You must be able to present our product to client prospects in person and through on-line and phone meeting formats.
Preferred Qualifications:
- Sales experience in business-to-business environment
- Exceptional written and verbal communication skills.
- Results-oriented mindset, decisive “get it done” mentality.
Compensation & Benefits:
The position offers a competitive, uncapped commission structure. Our employees also enjoy not having to punch a time clock, working at home, setting their salary goals and making their own hours.
If you are interested in submitting your application, send an email to I_hva_dream@yahoo.com
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