How To Get Hired If You Are Older?
by John Crant - Dec, 2009
Question: I’m an older worker and I find myself looking for a new job and wonder: How to Get Hired If You are Older? -Signed, I’ve Got Experience! There’s no getting around it: this is a tough job market. The candidate pool of talent has expanded exponentially and that is leaving many wondering how they can compete. I had a similar question from an audience member at one of the seminars that I teach. This individual’s...
Create an 'Ageless' Resume To Avoid Discrimination
by Laura Smith-Proulx - Nov, 2009
If you’re job hunting in your 40’s, 50’s, or 60’s, it’s certainly occurred to you by now that age discrimination is alive and well in the market. Employers spend considerable time filtering out the candidates that they consider outdated and expensive in order to focus on the right demographic for their businesses. When you're trying to get your foot in the door to explain why you’re MORE agile and ready to work than yo...
Age Discrimination and Job Search: Who Made the Rules and How Can You Compete?
by Barbara Safani - Nov, 2009
I don’t think about my age too much. People often tell me that I look younger than I am so I’ve spent most of my adult life trying to look older, not younger. But recently, four events occurred within the same day that forced me to think about age and the perception that age can create. • I saw a lead that a major magazine was offering a job search makeover for women between 25 and 45 years old…I did the math and realized t...
Reverse Mentoring Is Revolutionizing The Workplace
by Ramon Greenwood - Nov, 2009
Mentors have strong and respected place in the world of work. In fact, that role is growing in importance. Usually, older and more experience, mentors provide coaching and serve as role models for neophytes who turn to them for advice on how to build and manage careers. This role is important to the success of individuals and organizations. Mentoring is taking on a new dimension as increasingly younger careerists are per...
Which Generation is Losing the Career Fight? (It’s Not Who You Think)
by J.T. O'Donnell - Oct, 2009
I recently attended a dinner party where the attendees ranged in age from 23 to 68. Not surprisingly, the conversation turned to the recession and horrible job market. The more ’seasoned’ workers at the table started to rant about their circumstances. The dialog drifted from the lack of raises given out at their companies to the various friends whose spouses had lost their jobs and how it was making finances tight in their hou...
Workplace Marketability Can Be Age-Neutral: It’s Really Up to You!
by Rob Taub - Sep, 2009
Yesterday’s Baby-Boomers, today’s mature workers, may be facing for the first time a bias towards younger workers. Good News! They don’t have to. Is there a bias towards the younger worker? If so, then our one-time “Baby Boomers”, today’s mature worker, may for the first time be facing age discrimination, yes? Well...only if you can prove it. The question then becomes ‘what good would it do you if you did...a job with t...
Four Survival Tips for Older Job Seekers
by Joe Turner - Apr, 2009
Are you an "older worker"? Don't feel bad, I am too. Hanging on in today's major recession has proven to be a monumental task. Many job seekers have lost that battle already. It's a tough world today, much changed from a few short months ago. 2009 has brought with it the harsh reality of a changed landscape. According to a recent article by Michael Winerip in The New York Times, the unemployment rate for adults ag...
Older Workers: Use Your Age to Your Advantage
by Joe Turner - Jan, 2009
While it's true that not all employers will be gung-ho about hiring, or even retaining, older workers in the coming years, the overall statistics might well be on your side, if you're 50+ years. As has been reported often enough, the limited numbers of workers in the Gen-Y age group will not match the rising need for workers over the next ten years. This means that employers will be faced with more open reqs that force th...
Changing Careers After 50: The Baby Boom Generation
by Mary G. White - Nov, 2008
It is becoming more and more common to see people over the age of 50 changing careers. In decades past, many people stayed in the same career, and sometimes even the same job, for virtually all of their working lives. However, times have changed and it is becoming very common for people to change careers a number of times during their lifetimes. A number of factors are contributing to the increased numbers of people in the...
Older Workers: Don't Take a Backseat in the Hiring Process
by Joe Turner - Aug, 2008
Does age-bias exist in the hiring process today? That's a tricky question as it's often hard to prove yet many mature workers seem to face more of an uphill battle when competing against Gen-Xer's and Yer's today. Here are five pointers for those job hunters who may have a few years under their belts. 1. Change Your Mindset Remind yourself that you’re experienced, not old. You’re seasoned, not over-the-hill. You’re h...
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