Job Stuff 53

This is more or less a newsletter for job seekers like myself.  I try to find good job search strategies, bad job search strategies, pure BS and job related articles every week.  So far I’ve never run short.  Please pass this around. I’m not doing this for any reason other than the desire to help and communicate with other job seekers.  If you have any good links or stories, especially stories please comment.  If you want the story private, just put that in the comment and I will trash it and  not let it post.

Are we entering a new era of labor scarcity?

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/a-new-era-of-labor-scarcity/2016/09/04/8cdffde0-7124-11e6-8365-b19e428a975e_story.html?postshare=5171473088096817&tid=ss_tw&utm_term=.aaa2fabc7109

The numbers don’t seem to show that.


You don’t have to be an extrovert to perform better at interviews.

You don’t have to be a whiz-bang extravert to win a job offer


This is a good post on the stuff that a HR person needs in a small company.

13 Traits A Small Business HR Manager Needs To Have


Ten reasons it should be illegal to ask for salary history.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/lizryan/2016/08/30/ten-reasons-it-should-be-illegal-to-demand-a-job-seekers-salary-history/#506f45725fed


40% of workers have contingent jobs.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/elainepofeldt/2015/05/25/shocker-40-of-workers-now-have-contingent-jobs-says-u-s-government/#6d90fde02532


” You are how old? We will be in touch.” Yeah, right.

In 2016, almost 20 percent of Americans 65 and older are working. Some of them want to; many need to. The demise of traditional pensions means that many people have to keep earning in their 60s and 70s to maintain a decent standard of living.

These older people represent a vast well of productive and creative potential. Veteran workers can bring deep knowledge to the table, as well as well-honed interpersonal skills, better judgment than the less experienced and a more balanced perspective. They embody a natural resource that’s increasing: the social capital of millions of healthy, educated adults.

Why, then, are well over a million and a half Americans over 50, people with decades of life ahead of them, unable to find work? The underlying reason isn’t personal, it’s structural. It’s the result of a network of attitudes and institutional practices that we can no longer ignore.

The problem is ageism — discrimination on the basis of age. A dumb and destructive obsession with youth so extreme that experience has become a liability. In Silicon Valley, engineers are getting Botox and hair transplants before interviews — and these are skilled, educated, white guys in their 20s, so imagine the effect further down the food chain.

I write about ageism, though, so I hear stories all the time. The 51-year-old Uber driver taking me to Los Angeles International Airport at dawn a few weeks ago told me about a marketing position he thought he was eminently qualified for. He did his homework and nailed the interview. On his way out of the building he overheard, “Yeah, he’s perfect, but he’s too old.”



Foreign born employment up, native born down.

https://www.conservativereview.com/commentary/2016/09/august-job-numbers-foreign-born-employment-rises-native-born-plummets


The Faux interview.  They want to pick your brains for free.

https://davidhuntpe.wordpress.com/2014/03/03/cartoon-of-the-day-the-faux-interview-plus-commentary/


Why over 50’s can be the genius’ in your business.

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/why-over-50s-can-genius-workers-your-business-damian-hinds-mp?trk=hp-feed-article-title-channel-add

 


Silicon Valley is stuck on youth.

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-09-08/silicon-valley-s-job-hungry-say-we-re-not-to-old-for-this


 

The Job Stuff Series.

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https://theartsmechanical.wordpress.com/2016/09/05/job-stuff-52/

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https://theartsmechanical.wordpress.com/2016/08/29/job-stuff-51/

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https://theartsmechanical.wordpress.com/2016/07/25/job-stuff-46/

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https://theartsmechanical.wordpress.com/2016/07/18/job-stuff-45/

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https://theartsmechanical.wordpress.com/2016/07/11/job-stuff-44/

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https://theartsmechanical.wordpress.com/2016/07/04/job-stuff-43/

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https://theartsmechanical.wordpress.com/2016/06/27/job-stuff-42/

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https://theartsmechanical.wordpress.com/2016/06/20/job-stuff-41/

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https://theartsmechanical.wordpress.com/2016/05/30/job-stuff-38/

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