3 Key Tips for Getting Hired Over the Age of Forty

by SRI | Category: Article

Posted on March 6, 2018 at 12:49:11 AM

Looking for a job is hard right out of college, young and fresh, but looking for a job over the age of 40 can be an even harder challenge in many situations. It can certainly be done, and great men and women over the age of 40 are continually hired! Embrace your maturity First, you have matured and are seasoned in life whether having been in or out of the workforce– unless you have been a stay at home mom or unemployed your entire adult life, you have mastered getting up, arriving at work on time and completing responsibilities in the workplace. That is a valuable asset as a potential employee so let it shine through. You know how to take care of responsibilities and have for years worked hard and been successful in your career. It’s time to showcase that when looking for a new job and over the age of 40! But watch yourself- it’s easy to boast about your previous years of experience and expertise. Too much of that attitude can be a turnoff to an employer as well. Step up your appearance Second, take some time to consider updating your wardrobe. No matter if you have been out of the workforce...

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How to Decide When to Turn a Job Offer Down

by SRI | Category: Article

Posted on February 14, 2018 at 12:29:41 AM

It’s a long process to apply for positions, interview and receive a job offer. Often times it is not until the third or forth interview that an offer is made for a position. As great and thrilling as an offer can be, sometimes it has to be turned down. It can be quiet uncomfortable having to turn an offer down and in moments feel like you are letting other people down or have wasted their time interviewing, etc. To avoid the awkwardness it’s always best to be as transparent as possible. State what you would need to accept the position and if those needs cannot be met, thank them for their time and continue applying elsewhere. We’ve outlined a few reasons you might just need to turn down an offer: Finances. Employment is for compensations. You work to earn money or goods that are the tools needed to live a sustainable life. It is best to create a budget and know what your bottom line of compensation is to take a job. Flexibility. Is having a flexible schedule a deal breaker for you? If your kids get sick and need to be picked up from school, can your work schedule accommodate that? If not, this job...

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Workers Sue Over Silicon Valley Anti-poaching Pacts

by Melanie Korn | Category: Article

Posted on March 12, 2014 at 03:47:44 AM

More than 60,000 high-tech workers have a bone to pick with Apple, Google, Intel and several other Silicon Valley giants. In a class-action suit filed with the U.S. District Court of Northern California, workers with these companies claim that the late Steve Jobs and other CEOs conspired to keep their wages down by agreeing not to recruit talent from competing companies. The companies have called a judge’s order allowing the case to move forward ”manifestly erroneous.” The lawsuit, scheduled to go to trial in late May, seeks up to $9 billion in damages. Brought on behalf of about 64,000 programmers, software developers, digital artists and others, the suit centers on recruitment practices in one of the world’s leading technology sectors. Companies that poach employees will rely on recruiters to cold-call top talent working for a competitor. That kind of free-market competition for talent can lead to offers of better pay and benefits for workers. The anti-poaching agreements, which originally were between the Steve Jobs-led Pixar and Lucasfilm, began in 2006 and saw those two companies put into writing an agreement not to recruit workers from each other. The agreements were later purportedly extended to Apple, Adobe, Intel and Intuit. Court documents claim that employees were never told of the arrangements. In the lawsuits, the...

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