I recently created a Career Renovation program to help older people get the job they want. It was a way of sharing my experience with many people at once after years of helping older workers, one at a time, to make career transitions. I was motivated to do it because I'd talked to one too many older workers who […]
I've been asked a lot lately about whether age is the reason that a person isn't getting the jobs they apply for. I know I should know the answer, but frankly I don't think anyone does. Jumping on the age discrimination bandwagon Anecdotally it is easy to jump on the ageism bandwagon. If an older […]
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One of the biggest problems in the workplace is ageism or age discrimination. There is a certain prevailing attitude that people of an advanced age might not be as competent at their jobs just because they are far older than most people in the work force. This problem has prevented older people from all walks […]
Losing a job is one of the most unfortunate things one can ever experience. It can make you worry about lots of things such as your monthly bills, health insurance, and grocery stuffs. If you have been a victim of a wrongful termination recently and feels like you are nowhere to go, the following are […]
Many older Americans with manufacturing backgrounds are beginning to find themselves in precarious employment situations. While they might have decades of experience in highly skilled manufacturing areas, they are facing uncertain futures. Manufacturing jobs were one of the best tickets into comfortable middle class lifestyles from the postwar manufacturing boom until the last few years. […]
Changing your career is a nerve-rattling experience no matter what age you are. But it is particularly difficult for individuals who are thinking of changing their career late in life. For people over 40, there are many factors that may pose an obstacle including age discrimination, lack of financial resources, and opportunity to further education […]
More and more, you see people working past retirement as our lifespans have lengthened and the economy has worsened. Some want to work just to stay active, but many need to work out of necessity. This becomes a difficult situation however, as with old ways of thinking older workers are still encouraged to retire. If […]
Because of the illegal yet persistent practice of age discrimination in hiring, many seasoned job seekers want to appear younger on their resumes. The impulse is understandable, but many prospective employees go about resume editing in ways that are ineffective and make their resumes look as if they are attempting to hide something from prospective […]