Employers should not hire older workers!

Heresy you say? As the publisher of the career site for the older workforce how can I make such a statement? Promoting the idea that “the older workforce is the most underutilized talent pool in the nation” does not correlate with this statement. Have I gone bonkers in this advanced age? Perhaps, but it is true. Let me continue this distorted thought process. Employers should not hire younger or new grad workers.  Ok, now that we’ve eliminated nearly two thirds…
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Beware of Fraudulent Job Postings

The use of job boards to perpetrate fraud on unsuspecting job seekers is growing at an alarming rate. There are many domestic and international predators looking to relieve you of your money or personal information. Most are out of reach of law enforcement.  Many, if not most, are international. Even if the US law enforcement would get involved the likelihood of convictions is very small.

Job Search Burnout

We all get job search burnout.  Some get it more than once. Let’s take a look at some of the things that push us there: “Not interested in older workers.” Don’t even get a chance to interview. Interviews don’t go well. and many more Yes, they are all valid for some situations. But what are we going to do? I’ll tell you what most normal people do.  They: Practice the art of inaction, Are not aggressive, Act defeated in their…
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Tips on Managing Stress

Back on July 9th I read an interesting article titled “How to Fix a Career in the Dumps”, by Grace L. Williams of The Wall Street Journal.  In it, she provides excerpts from an interview with author and management consultant, Michelle DeAngelis.  Ms. DeAngelis wrote the book Get A Life That Doesn’t Suck.  Let me preface this post by saying that I have not yet read the book.  But there are two points, actually three, that just jump right out…
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