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Old Is New:

A Compelling Case for Age Diversity in the Workplace

by Michael Stahl at fromdayone.co

By the year 2024, nearly one quarter of the labor force is projected to be age 55 or older, double what it was in 1994, when the figure was just under 12%. This trend has dramatic implications for how we view the workforce. Age discrimination in the workplace is illegal, but nonetheless a widespread phenomenon. It creates unjust challenges for older individuals in job retention and the securing of new ones. But studies show that a diverse workforce, in terms of gender, race, and age as well, is better for business, and companies will be well-served if they catch on to this.

Upskilling and Reskilling for the Digital Workplace

by Jessica Miller-Merrell at shrm.org

Even before 2020 forced us all into working from our kitchens, home offices, or bedrooms, the world was very much on its way towards removing the necessity for conventional workspaces. Today, younger generations have grown up with lectures and lessons online, while YouTube has also risen to become a better teacher – and imparter of skills – than school ever could…

    But in 2020, people of all ages are having to familiarize themselves with the digital workplace.
 

Why Companies and Skilled Workers

Are Turning to On-Demand Work

from Harvard Business Review

PODCAST:  A conversation with HBS’s Joseph Fuller and BCG’s Allison Bailey on leveraging digital talent platforms.

Our next edition…

How To Develop Confidence To Fuel Your Job Search

by Eileen Hoenigman Meyer at glassdoor.com

Being unemployed can be hard on the ego. Whether you are recovering from a layoff or trying to get back into the workforce after a hiatus, it can be challenging to put unemployment into perspective without your sense of self taking a hit.

    Being unemployed can make you feel unconvinced of your professional value. It adds to the difficulty that from this tender place you’re trying to muster up the gumption to sell your skills on the job market. It’s time to shed that skin, recognize your worth, and energize your hunt. 
 

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It's Personal 

Every job is different;

every applicant is different

Some recruiters will take a resume and blast it out to dozens, if not hundreds of companies hoping to find a match. That’s not very efficient.

    The same holds true for the job seeker. If you just blast your resume out to anyone and everyone, your chances of success are going to be limited.

    You’ve probably heard the old adage that they’re not hiring your resume, they’re hiring YOU – you the individual; you, the one with a particular set of skills; you, with a desirable kind of job or industry experience; you, the person who will be a good fit with the company and the other staff members. You and only you.

    Just as they see you as an individual, so too, must you see them. Every job is different, each with its own particular set of needs. If you hope to land that job, you must be ready to craft your resume, your cover letter and/or your interview talking points to that specific job. If they’re seeking specific industry experience, can you overcome that objection with your transferable skills? Maybe your skills will transfer more readily to one job as opposed to another? You need to know that and prepare yourself accordingly.

    Of course, all of this holds true for individual jobs. But you also can take it a step further. How you search for a job may differ from how your neighbor or a relative might be looking. Job search strategies and techniques may be effective for one, but not for another.

    A job search is an individual endeavor. Since it’s personal, it should be personalized. Whatever you do and however you go about doing it, should be determined by who you are, where you’re looking and for what they, the potential employers are looking.

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