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Over 45? Rejuvenate Your Job Search and Get Hired

Tip 12: Take advantage of your extensive network

One thing about being of a "certain age," you've met lots of people. By now your network should be pretty intricate.

Don't hesitate to reach out to family, friends (old and new), former colleagues, business associates, vendors, neighbors, anyone who might be able to offer a word of recommendation, an introduction or just a suggestion or lead. Don't be shy. You've cultivated this network, now utilize it.