As a now 10-year resident of Chicago, I’ve withstood my share of weather woes. Everyone says “summers in Chicago make the terrible winters worth it!” Today is one of those days I agree — it’s absolutely beautiful, and after the winter we just got through, it’s really hard to be indoors right now writing this.
What’s getting me through? A couple of weeks ago, my husband and I raided his parents’ old record collection — some of which hadn’t been touched in years and years.
The journalism industry – and many loyal readers of The Grey Lady — were rocked yesterday when it was abruptly announced that The New York Times’ executive editor (and the first woman in that leadership role in the newspaper’s history) Jill Abramson — was let go after her less than three-year tenure and replaced by former deputy managing editor Dean Baquet.
We’ve heard countless stories from readers on The Hiring Site about their encounters with ageism in the workplace — whether they’ve observed it happening to others or experienced it themselves. I think we can all agree on one thing: It’s getting old.
This is the first post in a multi-part ageism series on The Hiring Site. In this post, we will focus on the challenges older workers face when it comes to employment and finding a job.
You may have noticed her tweets on @cbforemployers over the last couple of weeks. Right now, you may be spending countless hours engrossed in her latest blog posts on The Hiring Site about the unbelievable factors that influence hiring, the latest BLS jobs report, and cringe-worthy job seeker bloopers like resumes written in Klingon (and who could blame you?).
Supply is sometimes higher than demand – take Kardashian family photo ops or Heinz EZ Squirt (RIP), for example. Often, however, demand is higher than supply — as new research from CareerBuilder and Economic Modeling Specialists reveals. Believe it or not, though demand for graduates with computer and IT skills continues to rise, U.S. colleges and universities are producing fewer of these graduates than they did a decade ago.
Catching candidates in not-so PG Facebook poses, or Tweeting about their all-night bender? A new CareerBuilder study shows that while social media can be a huge asset for candidates, it can also end up costing careless sharers the job. Forty-three percent of Inspector Gadget-esque hiring managers who currently research candidates via social media said they’ve found information that has caused them not to hire a candidate, up 9 percentage points from last year.
While it’s true a struggling economy has contributed to stunted financial growth, new CareerBuilder research finds that a lack of formal training in sales — a key area of business — may also be a culprit. Sales is a major growth engine not only for business, but also for the overall economy; yet the number of colleges offering a formal sales degree is much lower than those offering other majors with significantly fewer job opportunities tied to them.
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