All Blog Posts Tagged 'age' (10)

Younger Workers Are Better Paid Than Their Older Counterparts – But Do They Feel Better Off?

The introduction of a national minimum wage in the UK in 1999 is widely thought to have brought about massive improvements in the fortunes of many people at the lower end of the pay scale.

According to a wide-ranging report compiled by the British government's official statistical compiler, the Office for National Statistics, it has contributed to workers who started their careers during that decade being paid an average of 40 per cent more than someone who took their first job in the…

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Added by Jade Hadden on July 17, 2014 at 3:31am — No Comments

Conundrum of Candidates' Conjecture

Although I understand how and why it happens, it is not in my nature to make assumptions, jump to conclusions or surmise. My analytical bent prevents me from forming critical decisions or taking action without adequate evaluation of tangible evidence or factual data.

That proclivity has served me…

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Added by Kelly Blokdijk on January 11, 2014 at 11:00pm — 10 Comments

How to Totally Avoid Age Discrimination in CV's

Sadly, age discrimination in the job market is everywhere and many CV's exhibit elements that reveal…
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Added by Mark Ridgwell on June 10, 2013 at 10:19am — 6 Comments

Admit it, the big "O" stimulates quite a reaction

You clicked to read about your idol Oprah, didn’t you? No, expecting some other big “O” content… Well, then you’re on the wrong website, buster!

Badge of honor, source of pleasure, reason for pride, satisfaction to scream about or maybe just something to accept quietly and celebrate contently in your own mind. The big O in all of its glory. Whether solo, with a best buddy or as a group, it’s something we’ll all experience - if we’re lucky to last that long.

What, you’re not…

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Added by Kelly Blokdijk on March 17, 2013 at 5:30pm — 8 Comments

Do You Know the Signs of Age Discrimination at Work?

While there are laws in place to protect individuals’ 40-and-over in the workplace, it doesn’t always mean they are upheld.

According to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), there was a steep increase just as recently as 2009 in the number of age-related discrimination claims. In that year, the EEOC noted 22,778 age discrimination claims, close to a 38 percent uptick from only 16,548 three years earlier.

For those that do not know, the Age Discrimination in…

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Added by Dave Thomas on April 23, 2012 at 6:19pm — 3 Comments

The Age Old Debate



So we’ve all heard the generational gripes when it comes to finding a job. Each side of the fence thinks that they have it so rough.



Young: “Yo, I don’t have enough experience 2 b considered for a job position, man. I’m so gonna’ be unemployed forever! Not cool!…
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Added by Michael Stoyanoff on January 28, 2011 at 9:22am — No Comments

Ageism - Recruiters, Are You Just Being Politically Correct?



This topic can be quite a minefield and a conversation that may need to be looked at from many different angles. In the UK age discrimination has been unlawful in employment, training and education since October 2006. In the recruitment world in the UK there are strict rules in relation to posting job adverts, collecting… Continue

Added by Mark Lennard on July 28, 2010 at 6:01am — 46 Comments

What DoesYour Age Say About Your Personal Brand?

Here’s a piece of what you missed on today’s webinar, Developing Your Personal Brand–the first step to landing a job.



On this topic of image let’s discuss some very specific issues related to age. We’re not talking about age discrimination per se but will discuss what your style, your look, your approach says about you in a culture that not only values youth but also is adopting work habits and technology at an ever increasing pace.



This is a conversation about age in the… Continue

Added by Vikki Pachera on December 9, 2008 at 5:29pm — No Comments

How not to act your age at work

I approached my father, a high ranking Pilot with over 30 years flight experience, to get involved with blogs to discuss interesting Aviation topics. I suggested several blogs and Twitter... and OMG, here is a man surrounded by complex systems in an aircraft but a simple sign up procedure became more difficult than landing on an aircraft carrier. I'm sure when I reach his age my children will be taunting me with new… Continue

Added by 01. Lonnie McRorey on November 22, 2008 at 10:46am — 2 Comments

Do What You Want to Do

Most of us spend an enormous amount of time at work, sometimes wondering if we work to live or live to work. There should be no confusion on why we live on this planet. Definitely, not to work 80 hr weeks in a job that one does not have a passion for. How does one realize own passion to make a living? A job where you are eager to jump out of the bed most mornings, get to work and kick some butt.



How and when does one realize ones own passion to make a living? When does one make the… Continue

Added by sundar vanchinathan on September 23, 2008 at 6:01pm — No Comments

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