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 […]
Is age always the reason that older people don’t get the jobs they apply for? Age discrimination is a reality, but there are several others reasons why people don’t get the job they want. Could one of these five issues be damaging your job search success?
Older Workers, have you experienced age discrimination? As we all know, age brings with it experience and a level of wisdom. We are involved in the community, in an active life and in the economy of our country. Most of us have embraced technology and have a good understanding of the world around us. Yet […]
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 […]
The job market is hard for just about anyone, but it can be even more challenging for those who are considered to be the “baby boomers”—the ones who are over the age of 50 who are trying to compete with individuals who are significantly younger than them. On one hand, a lot of people who […]
In most cases, it is extremely difficult to prove any form of discrimination in the workplace, and especially in the hiring process. Ageism is no exception. Very few employers will come right out and say that they’re not hiring you because you’re too old. And what are the odds you could prove they did so […]
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. […]