Career Transition SIG - Interviewing Skills for Mature Adults

  • 08 Sep 2016
  • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Cedar Hill Christian Reformed Church, 422 Cedar Hill Ave, Wyckoff, NJ

Claudia Sandonato


Interviewing Skills for Mature Adults


Finding a job in your 50’s or 60’s can be a daunting experience. This workshop will explore the challenges that more mature job applicants face and prepare you for handling tough interview questions. Topics that will be explored are the following:

         Who is the "older worker“?

         The value-added factor of age

         Employment challenges and opportunities

         Successfully dealing with younger interviewers

         Age-related barriers/myths

         Steps to overcome barriers

         How to field tough age-bias Interview questions and objections

About the Presenter:

Claudia Sandonato, MSW, SPHR, CPT

Claudia Sandonato is an experienced career and job transition coach as well as a seasoned workshop facilitator. Currently, she is working as an Acclimation and Career Counselor for REA – Partners in Transition, assisting spouses and partners of employees who are relocated to NJ by their employers. She also is part of a KPMG quality assurance project team for the new NJ WIC On the Web program. In addition, she facilitates core skills workshops to corporate clients for Community College of Morris.


Claudia has helped numerous clients land good jobs through both counseling and facilitating job transition workshops at Jewish Vocational Services, Lee Hecht Harrison, and Right Management. She also served as a counselor and supervisor at Employment & Training Services of Morris/Sussex/Morris Counties, helping unemployed clients apply for training grants. She knows what employers are seeking, as she has been both an HR Director and HR Manager, at a non-profit in NYC, and at LG, respectively. 


Prior to becoming a career counselor and training professional, Claudia had many years of experience as a psychotherapist and employee assistance counselor. She has an MSW degree and earned designations as a Senior Professional HR (SPHR) and a Certified Performance Technologist (CPT). 

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