Tag: HR

Old Dogs Already Know the New Tricks: Ageism in Hiring

“Buy low and sell high.” That’s how you make money. You buy your stocks or your raw materials at one price, then sell the stocks, your services or your finished product at a higher price that pays your expenses and salaries, and leaves a profit left over. It’s simple, right? So why is it that …

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PR Pros: How to know when you’re overqualified?

OK, you are a public relations professional of a certain age, with a certain level of expertise. You find yourself adrift in the current job market, fruitlessly networking, applying to one posted position after another, with no results in sight. You are, in fact, entering the Overqualified Zone. How do you know when you’re overqualified? Like any …

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Overqualified Overused? Sunday Coffee Contemplations

Is “overqualified” just an overused excuse by companies to discriminate against older workers? Is “discriminate” even the right word to use – maybe mistaken would be more appropriate? I was watching CBS Sunday Morning today, and one segment profiled the plight of older workers who are facing seriously lesser chances of ever finding a job. …

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(Un)Common Courtesy – Death of the Thank You Note

Anne Buchanan recently wrote a thought-provoking article , Why You Will Never Get Hired at Our PR Firm, that should be required reading for every job hunter out there. Several of the responses should also be required reading – particularly those on the doing the hiring. Anne’s blog post detailed the complete lack of manners …

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