Learn to better support a growing segment of our labour market – the over 55, seasoned or experienced job seeker.
Over the past number of years, the NSCDA has continued to focus on its members’ capacity to support older adults aged 55+. The impetus for this, of course, is the well-known demographic shift occurring in Nova Scotia (and elsewhere). The increased number of older adults – combined with their tendency to remain part of the labour force longer than ever before – means NSCDA members can expect to work with more of them in the years ahead.
Skills to be Developed:
Navigating the labour market
Paths to entrepreneurship
Topics to be covered:
Nova Scotia’s Action Plan for an Aging Population
Working in the 21st century
Social media: getting jobs and branding yourself using LinkedIn
Generational differences in the modern workplace
Clarifying expectations and values
Developing and using a Skills Inventory
Goal detting and decision-making
Finding your fit through effective networking
The value of storytelling
Qualities, characteristics, and traits of older entrepreneurs
Special interests, needs, and motivations of older entrepreneurs
Expressing your inner entrepreneur as an older adult
Nova Scotia’s entrepreneurial ecosystem – supports and resources
Helping clients evaluate their entrepreneurial ideas
NSCDA has developed a suite of online PowerPoint training modules aimed at helping its members better understand this demographic cohort. To this end, the Association has identified more than 40 unique topics ranging from “the job loss cycle” to “personal marketing strategies”. A number of these topics are covered over the course of the 10 units.