The Art of 'Stealth' Job-hunting in your Mid-Life Years

January 18, 2021
Hosted by Ron Roel

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As the economy continues to struggle under the weight of the raging coronavirus, host Ron Roel talks with Scott Passeser, a widely recognized innovator in the staffing field, about how to navigate a job market upended by fear and social distancing. Job-hunting these days is tough for people of any age, but especially for those from their mid-40s and older who face unspoken age discrimination and skepticism about their ability to manage new technologies. Scott, a senior vice president at Executive Alliance, a national recruiting firm, will reveal how to use his unique system to get through the “black holes” of online job applications that often lead nowhere for frustrated job-hunters. Also, he will offer the latest advice on effective interviewing online; how to turn resume obstacles into non-issues, as well as how to strategize career shifts. And he will provide listeners with a list of things that job-hunters should always do (and never do).

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Ron Roel

Ron Roel

I’m a veteran journalist who spent a wide-ranging career covering business, politics and social issues, the last two decades focusing on the blend of diverse life skills I call successful aging.

I have written extensively on aging topics, spoken at conferences, radio and TV shows, and launched several entrepreneurial ventures, discovering along the way that the path to aging well also requires an unexpected entrepreneurial vision. I spent 20 years as a writer and editor at Long Island’s daily newspaper, Newsday, helping to found Act 2, a weekly section for 50-plus readers. I created Roelresources.com, a website offering practical advice and inspirational essays for people ages 40 and above. I have been a volunteer and consultant to AARP Long Island, writing articles, advocating for seniors, and developing action plans for the AARP Age-Friendly Communities initiative.

I am active in programs and organizations that support seniors, such as the National Aging In Place Council and the Senior Umbrella Network. I have developed a special expertise in family caregiving, as one of four brothers who took care of their mother for almost 25 years. I regularly collaborate with many professionals who provide services and support for older Americans, and I am completing a book for caregivers on Long Island, “The Caregiving Navigator/How to Plan, What to do, and Where to Turn When Caring for you Aging Loved Ones. And Yourself,” scheduled for publication in early 2021.

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Episode Directory

January 2021

  • 1/25/2021: You Gotta Have Friends — All the Way Through Life Coming Soon
  • 1/18/2021: The Art of 'Stealth' Job-hunting in your Mid-Life Years Listen Now
  • 1/11/2021: Freedom of Choice: New Paths to Aging Well in our Communities Listen Now


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