Today is: Wednesday, September 16, 2020 | Our next publication day: Friday, September 18, 2020
The Laughable Ageism Myths Employers Believe
Discrimination against older workers is illegal. And bloody immoral.
Ageism is embedded and persistent in our culture because it’s built on 4 Myths. Myths that would be funny if they didn’t cause so much suffering. Unfortunately even many over 45s have come to accept them as gospel, damaging their self belief and confidence.
If You’ve Been Beaten Up In The Job Search,
It's Time To Take Off The Gloves And Fight Back
by Jack Kelly at forbes.com
We were all raised to be nice, polite and considerate of others. As young children, our parents told us to watch what we say in public, not to purposely offend people and to always respect our elders.
This was and still is good, sound advice. There are times, though, when you have to respectfully diverge from your parent’s lessons. The real world, as an adult, is far different compared to being a kid. The jungle rules of the corporate world sometimes don't lend itself to a pacifist approach.
Okay Boomer! Are You on the Train?
by David Fry at insideindianabusiness.com
The “Okay Boomer” phrase dates to at least 2015, but last fall the memes caught the attention of the internet and social media. It was a train that rolled out of the station. Ageism aside, justifications, rationalizations, and discussions abounded, but during the dialogue there were important points on both sides that were dismissed or tuned out. As a typical boomer would say, “I’ve experienced it!”…
I see generational tensions in my consulting practice and found it interesting when ageism was brought to social media.
Our next edition…
Friday, September 18, 2020
7 Steps to Take When Using Linkedin to Network for a Job
You’ve heard it before: LinkedIn is the world’s largest professional, online networking application with approximately 700 million worldwide members. And according to many sources, at least 87 percent of recruiters are sourcing for talent on LinkedIn.
Here’s another fact that I can personally attest to: most recruiters with whom I’ve spoken tell me that LinkedIn is their site of choice when it comes to looking for talent. Not Indeed.com, Monstor.com, SimplyHired.com, or any of the other job boards.
Shouldn’t these facts be enough to use LinkedIn for you job search? Now, here’s the question: how can you most effectively use LinkedIn to network for a job?
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.