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Interns- How do you hire for internships or do you?? Especially if your an "oldey"

Started Sep 22, 2009 0 Replies

Is there a financial model that you can recruit for internships. Particularly older workers who have skills and desire to start a new career?

Tags: recareering, internships, jobs, ageism, careers


Share Now: What Not to Say to Older Co-Workers

4 Ageist Phrases to Quit Saying at The Officefrom U.S. News & World Report(Editor's Note) As people delay retirement, It is becoming more important to bridge the gap between generations at the workplace. In this article in U.S.News and World Report, Susannah Snider discusses how thoughtless comments made by co-workers can be ageist and hurtful. Although the Age Discrimination in Employment Act is in place to protect older workers, it cannot prevent an occasional dig by a younger colleague when it comes to technical skills or trends.Ageist comments make people feel devalued,  they lose confidence, and work performance can be affected.The author identifies 4 common phrases that should be...

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10 Tough Q & A's for Older Workers

You have the "perfect job" interview tomorrow. Your skills and experience look as if they match the job description. But have you practiced your answers to potential questions? Guess what it is more than likely that some of the other potential job candidates did. So grab a mirror and do a dress rehearsal. It will help demonstrate to a potential employer a sense of mastery and confidence. (Editor's Note) "These 10 questions are examples of some you might be asked. Not all of them are overtly age-related. But each one gives you an opportunity to present yourself as a skilled, energetic worker who brings high value to an employer. 1. Tell me about yourself. Make your answer short and sweet. Stick to experiences and goals that relate to the...

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Staying Focused During the Holidays

"What if Christmas doesn't come from a store.What if Christmas...perhaps...means a little bit more!"~Dr. Seuss, How the Grinch Stole Christmas!The end-of-year  holidays, that magical time of the year… But if you have been out of work and looking for a job for months, the holidays can also be that most hopeless time of the year. There don’t seem to be as many job opportunities, or people aren't available to interview or take calls.  Must your life go on hold? And then there’s the gifts, the entertaining, the decorating.You do not have to go down that road. Energize yourself with the spirit of the season -  joy,  gratitude, good friends, and family.  Here are some things you can do to participate and keep up...

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Older Workers-New Technology: YES THEY CAN

NEW Survey Debunks OLD StereotypeFor years, a stereotype has been fostered by the media, and now social media, that older people are just not that savvy when it comes to new technology. This false perception contributes to age discrimination that affects the older job seeker.Two companies,  DROPBOX and Ipsos Mori, have surveyed more than 4,000 information workers in the U.S. and Europe about their use of technology in the workplace.  The survey has revealed that workers aged 55+ are actually less stressed using technology in the workplace than their younger peers. The results also showed that older workers are actually BETTER at using multiple devices than their younger peers - only 13% of respondents aged 55+...

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Change Your Clocks - Keep Your Schedule

 4 Tips to Help Your Body AdjustStudies show that it will take your body a week or more to adjust to GAINING an hour of sleep. This article from The Cleveland Clinic explains why and offers some tips for adjusting to the time change (Editor's Note). "Nearly everyone looks forward to “falling back” and claiming that extra hour of sleep in autumn. But taking advantage of that extra rest and keeping the benefit can be tough.Time changes in the  fall and spring inevitably alter people’s schedules, says Cleveland Clinic neurologist and sleep expert Tina Waters, MD, and it can take the body up to a week or more to adjust. Until then, falling asleep and waking up later can be harder. And, losing an hour in spring can...

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Recruiting Older Workers on Facebook - Do you know What Works & What Doesn't?

Posted on November 1, 2010 at 11:47am 1 Comment

We know Facebook is a mystery and a bit of a stretch for most of those over 45. Some interesting statistics gathered directly from Facebook include:

• More than 100 million active users

• Facebook is the 4th most-trafficked website in the world (comScore)

• Facebook is the most-trafficked social media site in the world (comScore)

• Over 55,000 regional, work-related, collegiate, and high school networks

• More than half of Facebook users are outside of… Continue

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