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Age Discrimination Laws Don’t Protect Older Women as They Do Older Men
by Bert Gambini at buffalo.edu
Older women in the workforce should be considered collectively as a unique demographic group that includes both gender and age if they’re to receive adequate protection against workplace discrimination, according to a new paper published by a University at Buffalo economist.
5 Soft Skills Needed To Land Job Opportunities During COVID-19
by Heidi Kirk and Fatma Khaled at workitdaily.com
Soft skills are in demand on the job market with around 1.5 million entry-level jobs available now in the U.S., according to LinkedIn. Job openings are found in different industries ranging from retail and transportation to IT and software companies.
Here are some of the soft skills that you should be equipped with when job hunting.
The Part Of The Job Search No One Talks About (That Can Make Or Break Your Success)
by Dawn Graham at forbes.com
When getting ready for a job search, most prepare by updating their resume, scanning the job boards and considering which accomplishments to share during the interview. If you’re more nuanced, you might also consider who you’ll call to be references… But few, if any, job seekers prepare for the emotional journey of the job search.
Job Search During The Pandemic
by Jason Alba, Founder, JibberJobber
Before you think I’m an expert in the history of pandemics (check out this great infographic for a visual of pandemic history), I’ll admit that I’ve never experienced anything like what we are going through today… As time passes it seems that, without discounting the tragedy of illness and death, we are looking at economic crises that no one living has experienced. I’m seeing a lot of fear, panic and a lack of focus. MORE
Pass it Along
If you attend networking events and go to jobs clubs, you’ve been meeting other job seekers just like you. Mention the Nifty50s to them and encourage them to visit as well. You’ll be helping them and you’ll make an appreciative friend for yourself.
As with so much in a job search, happiness is a two-way street
Who would ever accept a job knowing that they would hate it? Anyone? Maybe if the money was so ridiculously good you couldn’t say “No.” Maybe you’ve been looking for so long that anything looks good. Maybe if you knew it was short term and this job would be a good stepping stone to a better one. Maybe you have some deep, dark, ulterior motive.
Or, maybe it’s something else.
The bottom line is that very few people would ever accept a position under such circumstances. Why would you?
Think it through. You’re now in a job that you hate. Will you give it your best effort? Will you care enough to double check your work to make certain that it’s right? If you hate being there, will you get along with your co-workers? How difficult would it be to work with and/or collaborate with co-workers with whom you’ve never bonded or liked?
What’s the likelihood that this endeavor will end well?
But what about the employer? If they don’t like you, will they expend any effort to ensure that you’re content in your job? Will they offer you more benefits or a higher salary? Probably not.
Again, if they don’t like you, how likely is it that you’ll flourish in that job? Not very.
So, how do you know if they like you or if you like them? That’s why there are job interviews. In most cases, whether or not you’re comfortable with the people at this company – and they with you – will be pretty obvious early on. And if your collective gears don’t mesh, will this be a good fit for you, or should you just chalk this one up for experience and move on?
Your professional (and ultimately your personal) happiness is at stake.