Mike Ososki
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Mike Ososki commented on Francois Guay's blog post 'Barbarians at the Gate'
"Barbarians? Poachers? Harsh words for professionals who help high quality candidates advance their careers. Companies do not own employees. They are not property to be stolen. Fighting to keep them in the dark about potentially stronger…"
Sep 19, 2011
Mike Ososki liked lisa rokusek's blog post It ain't rocket science, folks. Or is it?
Sep 19, 2011
Mike Ososki liked Luke Collard's blog post When negotiations go bad, who really loses out ?
Sep 8, 2011
Mike Ososki commented on Gavin Redelman's blog post 'Job Interview First Impressions'
"It is said that 50% of of our opinion is subconsciously formed in the first 30-seconds of meeting someone. The rest of the time is spent looking for clues that validate our opinion. So make that first impression count!"
Sep 8, 2011
lisa rokusek and Mike Ososki are now friends
Sep 2, 2011
Sandra McCartt commented on Mike Ososki's blog post 'Older Workers'
"@Tom Actually you and i almost always do agree. I am well aware that age discrimination does exist just pointing out that in most cases if it is strong then why beat our shaggy, gray heads (not mine thanks to vanity) against a wall…"
Aug 10, 2011
Valentino Martinez commented on Mike Ososki's blog post 'Older Workers'
"@ Sandra - Funny and true...cute heifers included. @Heinz - You see the big picture well. @Tom - All experience is relevant if it's relevant.  For you to say "the last 10 years is the MOST relevant" is actually…"
Aug 10, 2011
Heinz Bartesch commented on Mike Ososki's blog post 'Older Workers'
"Tom, I don't think Sandra was insinuating in any way that age discrimination doesn't exists, I believe we all know it does. We all see it and know it's there at the corporate level. If I read her comments correctly, I believe…"
Aug 10, 2011
Sandra McCartt commented on Mike Ososki's blog post 'Older Workers'
"What i find so interesting about the resume game is that we would never tell a kid to leave off dates of graduation so part time or school positions looked like full time work experience or anything else to make themselves look older if somebody…"
Aug 10, 2011
Valentino Martinez commented on Mike Ososki's blog post 'Older Workers'
"Yeah--Sandra...the truth sets you free and sets everyone straight.  I'd rather flush-out a snake, a rat and the weasels who will discriminate upfront--rather than waste my time trying to convert them.  "
Aug 10, 2011
Joyce C commented on Mike Ososki's blog post 'Older Workers'
"I agree. Everyone who is qualified should be given a chance. Unfortunately, people that are qualified that have become one of the long term unemployed through no fault of their own seem to be  passed over for some jobs or maybe many. What has…"
Aug 10, 2011
Heinz Bartesch commented on Mike Ososki's blog post 'Older Workers'
"bravo Sandra! I'm with you 100%"
Aug 10, 2011
Sandra McCartt commented on Mike Ososki's blog post 'Older Workers'
"And please recruiters, quit telling people who are over 50 to leave dates of education and early jobs off of their resume.  You are not, repeat not, fooling anyone with that silliness.  It's the biggest red flag that you are worried…"
Aug 10, 2011
Tim Spagnola liked Mike Ososki's blog post Older Workers
Aug 9, 2011
Mike Ososki commented on Mike Ososki's blog post 'Older Workers'
"Yes, most companies are open to older workers for management positions, thank goodness :)"
Aug 9, 2011
Sandra McCartt commented on Mike Ososki's blog post 'Older Workers'
"I just placed the new manager of a local division of a national company. The candidate was selected over 3 other candidates who were all 20 years younger. The successful candidate was chosen due to experience, ability to communicate without using…"
Aug 9, 2011

Profile Information

Name
Mike Ososki
Job Title
Director of Technical Services
Company
The HTW Group
Which best describes your profession?
Agency Recruiting
How many years have you been in the business?
< 1 year
Which industries do you work in now?
Basic Materials, Consumer Goods, Healthcare, Industrial, Services, Technology, Utilities
How many employees in your company?
<10
Website
http://hiretowin.com
Online profile/Homepage
http://linkedin.com/in/mikeoso
LinkedIn Profile
http://linkedin.com/in/mikeoso

Mike Ososki's Blog

Older Workers

Posted on August 5, 2011 at 7:00pm 29 Comments

Why not see great candidates over 40, or even 50?



Does more youth = more energy and time spent working?

Do you dream younger people will stay with you 10-20 years?

Does being older mean being too set in our ways?



None of these things are relevant to age, and you know it.

The last 3 years has shaken the hell out of everything.

The right person for your company can be any age.



Here’s the criteria:

1. Not a job-hopper.

2. Current,…

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