Re: Can this career be saved?

Subject: Re: Can this career be saved?
From: "William Sherman" <bsherman77 -at- embarqmail -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 8 Jun 2011 16:26:26 -0400

ramp up hiring of new college graduates. Strict policies bar the
hiring of anyone who is not a recent graduate. From the hiring
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When you find this in an ad, file a complaint with the Department of Labor. This is a specifically prohibited item of age discrimination and is spelled out in the law.



----- Original Message ----- From: "Paul Goble" <pgcommunication -at- gmail -dot- com>
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Sent: Tuesday, June 07, 2011 12:58 PM
Subject: Re: Can this career be saved?


Another small reason to consider the certificate or degree:

Coming out of a recession, some very large and very famous
(Fortune-100) companies behave differently from smaller companies.
First, they'll begin hiring interns (which means you've gotta be going
to a college which participates in internship programs). Then they'll
ramp up hiring of new college graduates. Strict policies bar the
hiring of anyone who is not a recent graduate. From the hiring
manager's standpoint, the ideal candidate is one who has experience,
but has gone back to school.

This approach allows companies to systematically reduce the average
age (and average salary) of their workforce, while crowing about
"bringing fresh ideas and fresh faces into the company" and claiming
to support good causes like education. And they can do it without
running afoul of age discrimination statutes.

On the other hand, such big companies make up a small and shrinking
segment of the employment market.

--
Paul Goble
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RE: Can this career be saved?: From: Al Geist
RE: Can this career be saved?: From: Becca
Re: Can this career be saved?: From: Gene Kim-Eng
Re: Can this career be saved?: From: Paul Goble

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