As the aging of the workforce goes up and many of the baby boomers reaching retirement, the complaints about age discrimination have increased. Stephenie Overman in Fortune suggests that it may only be getting harder to prove you have been wronged. In 1965, Baby Boomers made up 40% of the population. Today they make up over a quarter of the …
I asked one client about his recent experience during an all day executive assessment.
He said: “Are they allowed to pull my DNA too? I cannot believe how much I had to reveal and submit for them to even consider me. When did this happen?”
If you haven’t been interviewing or are not ready to handle these requests the message is clear. Companies want more information from you and they are trying to get it whether you like it or not.
Has this happened to you? What have you done to respond? How will you respond in the future?
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According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics in their report released in September of 2010, the average person born in the latter years of the baby boom held 11 jobs from age 18 to age 44. More than half of those jobs were held from ages 18 to 27.
One of the most overlooked aspects of networking are employee referrals. Sadly, many eager networkers who are in career transition don’t take time to build the relationships needed to secure a positive referral from a friend, a former colleague or even a new relationship. Handle this networking approach with care.
I read many insightful articles. Hopefully I have written a few over 17 years. Recently I read some articles published by The Wall Street Journal and other publications devoted to job search insights. Unfortunately most article insights do not go far enough to provide the kind of detailed, one on one coaching someone needs during a job search. They can’t. …
Sometimes it’s sad to see people who can look at a job loss, a temporary income setback or a career change as a devastating event. In your life transitions sit back and look at how good you have it. For many of us we have the intellectual capability, use of our limbs and face pretty minor health challenges along the …
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