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legislation from 1 October 2006 - clear information
for employers and individuals
From October 1 2006, new laws came into force to protect workers
from age discrimination. The Employment Equality (Age) Regulations
make it illegal for employers to discriminate against employees,
trainees or job seekers because of their age and ensure that all
workers, regardless of age, have the same rights in terms of training
the law has changed in favour of those who have previously been
suffering from Age discrimination, employers will no longer be able
to use age as a judgement factor. You could take into account the
new changes by applying for those jobs for which you have previously
been turned down for. So make another application for these jobs
to see for yourself what a difference this legislation change might
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50 And Changing Careers? Youd Better Have a Plan
it or not, if youre over 50 and changing careers, youre
going to face some challenges that younger workers arent accustomed
to. Theres an unspoken bias out there against older workers
at least in many companies - and unless you plan ahead and
are prepared to meet that bias head on, you could be in for a long
and frustrating job search.
many employers, older workers mean trouble. The perception
is that workers over 50 will have more health problems, will miss
more work days, will be more forgetful and make more mistakes on
the job, and will cost more to insure. Theres also the belief
that an employer will have to pay an older worker more, and that
theyll get less for their investment when the worker retires
or moves on.
perhaps the worst bias that older job seekers have to face is the
idea that theyre dinosaurs, or some kind of museum
relic thats out of touch with the needs of modern business.
And whats surprising is that many of the employers who feel
this way are over 50 themselves!
an employer isnt going to come out and tell you that youre
too old for the job that kind of discrimination is illegal,
after all. Youre more likely to hear something like Your
overqualified for the position, or Were looking
for an entry-level worker to fill this post.
this comes at a time when people are living longer, more productive
lives than ever before. A man or woman in good health today can
expect to live to be 76 years old. And with the elimination of pension
plans in most corporations, and the fall back of the stock market
in recent years, many employees will have to work well beyond the
traditional retirement age of 65.
are older job seekers supposed to do? Well first off, you need to
acknowledge the challenge but dont let it discourage you.
Many companies are hiring workers over 50, and some of them actually
prefer mature employees because of their experience
and dependability. So you can still find a job, but it will probably
a little longer than you were expecting.
many older workers are skipping the job search all together in favor
of starting their own businesses or moving into freelancing opportunities.
Some are turning long-time hobbies into full-time businesses. In
fact, a lot of these folks see a career change late in life as an
opportunity to explore their passions and do things theyve
always wanted to do.
which path you choose to take, youll need to sit down and
formulate a plan of action. If you decide that you want to seek
a new job instead of starting your own business, here are some tips
to help you get started:
out companies that are actively hiring older workers. One good place
to start is on the AARP website -- www.AARP.org --which has links
to companies who are seeking workers over 50.
for openings at smaller companies. Smaller firms tend to be more
open to hiring older workers, and your experience may be more valuable
here than in a larger corporation.
This is just as important for older job- seekers as it is for younger
ones. Spread the word that youre looking to change jobs or
careers. Tell family and friends. And search on the Internet for
companies in your area that look promising.
your resume to your advantage. If you have college degrees, list
them, but dont give the date when they were awarded. You only
need to go back 15 or 20 years when listing past jobs, and its
best to only include experience that pertains to the job youre
positive during your interview. Highlight your experience and positive
attributes. Be sure to tell the interviewer about your past accomplishments.
Project an air of youthfulness, and make it clear that you intend
to work for the company for a long time.
most of all, dont get discouraged. Just remember that Colonel
Sanders didnt launch his fried chicken empire until he was
65 years old, and George Burns re-invented himself as a movie actor
at age 80. There are lots of opportunities for older workers, you
just have to stay positive and keep trying.
Kent Johnson - author, publisher, career coach. "Helping people
realize their dreams one career at a time." Your Dream Career.com
- your source for career tips and info ==> http://your-dream-career.com
Alert | An Over-50 Jobseeker Has Just Entered the Building
Tips for the Older Job-seeking Population
alert is probably melodramatic, but Im sure jobseekers in
this age bracket probably feel there is one. The bulk of the job-seeking
population is currently facing job-search woes that the elderly
population has been experiencing for years.
years, Ive seen that over-50 jobseekers have wised up to the
fact that age bias is still existent in Americas workforce.
Armed with this information, these jobseekers are redesigning their
résumés so that obvious red flags are no longer present.
Employers are finding it more difficult to "guesstimate"
someones age because these individuals are eliminating older
positions, degree dates, and shaving information from the backend
of their career; information that generally makes a résumé
lengthy and less focused. With a targeted and lean résumé,
an over-50 jobseeker is likely to obtain more interviews than with
a heavy, all-telling version.
factors older jobseekers should consider are personal hygiene, attire,
and language skills. A person who takes the time to adequately prepare
a résumé should also take enough time to work on personal
appearance and traits too.
Im not recommending that an individual run out and get thousands
of dollars worth of plastic surgery, or spend an insane amount of
money on a new wardrobe. I am, however, recommending that you take
a good look at your appearance. Ask yourself, could a new hairstyle
or an attractive new business suit provide an added edge? Willingness
to change your appearance is solely up to you. Keep in mind that
youll likely be interviewed by someone younger, so trimming
a mustache, wearing a new pair of shoes or shirt, and using ageless
words during the interview, will likely make a substantial difference.
will ask loaded questions if he or she wants to determine your age.
Watch out for questions, covering age of grandchildren, possible
retirement date, or health status. These questions are considered
illegal; and although theyre not jail-worthy, they will give
him or her the ammunition to make a tainted employment selection.
Contact the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), if you
suspect a company of being age-biased.
ahead of the technological curve, and representing this in the résumé
and during the interview, will allow you to speak to the interviewer
using acronyms and jargon thats familiar to that person. A
knowledgeable individual, regardless of age, will impress an interviewer
and leave a positive impression.
a positive mindset and youll appear young and lively. An optimistic
outlook is not always easy, particularly when youve gone on
several interviews that dont result to job offers. Support
and golden age groups -- provided by county career centers and sponsored
by colleges -- will provide support, a networking forum, and employment
contacts that will make your job search flow smoothly.
50 jobseeker can also benefit from the help of a career coach. A
coach can help identify and resolve employment concerns, as well
as, personal and life issues that may be hindering personal development.
Filling a much-needed gap, career coaching is becoming a crucial
tool for those seeking to career transition and advance -- even
at the youthful age of 50 or more.
Written by Teena Rose of Résumé to Referral http://www.resumebycprw.com
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