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No STEM Crisis, No War for Talent?

Have you read The STEM Crisis Is a Myth? It’s a fascinating article. Bob actually has data, as opposed to my anecdotal evidence, now and dating back to my article from 2001, Crisis? What Crisis? A Contrarian Perspective. (For those … Continue reading

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A Novel Idea: Hire the Unemployed

Did you read The Jobless Trap? In it, Paul Krugman asserts we are creating an underclass of long-term unemployed. This is what really stood out for me: This could happen because their work skills atrophy, but a more likely reason … Continue reading

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Can Anyone That Old Know Anything?

I was talking with a client recently, who was professing his desire for younger candidates. “Can anyone older than 35 or 40 really know anything?” was his concern. I sat there, a little nonplussed. “How old do you think I … Continue reading

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How to Network for Senior Job

A number of my friends of long standing and colleagues are looking for jobs. (Friends of long standing is another way to say old friends without calling them old They all have over 20 years of experience. The way they … Continue reading

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Using Social Media to Network

So the economy isn’t so hot right now and you’re looking for a new job. Not the easiest of circumstances. You’re calling people to network. You’ve updated your resume. Maybe you’ve even called me. I looked for you on LinkedIn, … Continue reading

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Why is Ageism Alive and Well?

One of the nice things about the social networking sites such as LinkedIn, is that they allow me to reconnect with people I worked with years ago. I recently re-met a colleague from my undergraduate days, and a colleague I … Continue reading

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Employment Gaps

I just read Penelope Trunk’s Quit work for a while to have kids. Your career will be just fine. I hope it’s true. I don’t understand how it can be true for highly technical people. I hope I’m wrong. I … Continue reading

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Age and Agile Are Orthogonal

Last week, I was working with a client in the Netherlands, talking about how to hire for an agile team. We started discussing how the management team reviews resumes. One of the managers said he looked for people under 40, … Continue reading

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If the War for Talent is Back, Why is Age Discrimination Alive and Well?

The war for talent is back on, according to Gretchen and Rob Merrill. Ok, I’ll buy that. I know fewer unemployed people and it seems as if people are finding jobs faster.But not all people. Those of us with gray … Continue reading

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