Today is: Wednesday, October 14, 2020 | Our next publication day: Friday, October 16, 2020
Demographic Landscape Shifting
as the Older Population Grows
by William O'Boyle at timesleader.com
“The demographic landscape is shifting nationally and regionally as the older population grows. It is in turn shifting the workforce, as workers ages 55 and older account for an increasing proportion of the workforce. This change is more pronounced regionally, where one-quarter of the workforce in Lackawanna and Luzerne counties is age 55 and older, compared to the nationwide workforce proportion of 21.9 percent”…
Another 40 percent are employed in manufacturing, retail trade, educational services, and transportation and warehousing. MORE
Job Search Tools or Job Search Tactics?
I’ve recently seen two posts on social media talking about resumes that struck me as odd. One was from a job seeker talking about how much time and effort you need to put into your resume, and then comments came in like “I did all this and I am still not getting jobs!”
The other was from someone on LinkedIn who talked about resumes to resume writers who collaborate with their clients to create a resume vs. creating one without collaborating…. insinuating they just pump something out that maybe misses the mark. The comments were, I’d say, passionate, because there are different ways of doing things, and people felt they needed to defend their way.
Best Practices to Confront Age Bias
Q & A with Sonia Aranza at shrm.org
Sonia Aranza is an accomplished 25-year veteran in diversity, equity & inclusion. She was selected to execute congressionally mandated diversity & inclusion programs for federal government executives and selected to execute unconscious bias programs for landmark discrimination cases at several corporations. What do you believe is the biggest misconception about ageism in the workplace today?
6 Things That Interviewers Want Us To Know
About Remote Interviews
by Eileen Hoenigman Meyer at glassdoor.com
In some ways, a remote job interview can seem like a welcome relief from the traditional format. You don’t have to worry about directions or getting stuck in traffic; plus, you only have to agonize over half an outfit. But a remote meeting doesn’t earn you full access to the body language and social cues that your interviewers exhibit. The social awareness and mores around remote interviews are still emerging for those on both sides of the interaction.
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.