Today is: Wednesday, June 30, 2021 | Our next publication day: Friday, July 2, 2021
Trick Questions for Age Discrimination
We can’t ask your age in this job interview,
but please take this quiz about rotary phones
I love this assault on employers and recruiters who use trick questions to figure out how old you are. Give us a break! But it’s no joke. The only joke is how stoopid employers can be. This New Yorker column calls attention to the really wrong methods used to discriminate against older workers. Ageism has become so obvious — it’s really gotten old, dontcha think?
This Boomer’s Out of Retirement
and Onto the Scene of the Crime
Second careers? We’ve run countless stories by baby boomers who’ve had them over the years. As writers, we especially like this one, by Ron Katz of Palo Alto, California. He just wasn’t ready to retire.
The problem with a so-called “retirement age,” which was devised way back in the 19th century, is that nowadays many people are not ready to retire. Basically, because our society has not set up meaningful paths forward for those who are now reaching 65 in record numbers, many baby boomers, myself included, are all dressed up with nowhere to go.
Virtual Interviews Are Here To Stay:
HireVue Conducts Millions Of One-Way Videos To Help Quickly Connect Candidates With Companies That Are Hiring
by Jack Kelly at forbes.com
How hot is the job market? We’re hearing a lot about the new war for talent. To get a sense of the employment outlook, I spoke with Kevin Parker, the CEO and chairman of HireVue. The company offers video interviewing and recruiting automation technology. Parker’s company has conducted millions of interviews and has the data to show what’s really happening.
Historically, hiring decisions have been left to a hiring manager’s “gut feeling.” To avoid biases and “just winging it” interviews, HireVue created structured interview questions and rating guidelines to smooth out the process and make it easy for both candidates and companies who are hiring.
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.