Age Strong Workshop and Job Fair
Age Strong Workshop and Job Fair
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AGE STRONG @ WORK
Thank you to all who participated in the September and October workshops and job fair! Keep the Age Strong conversation going by posting in this community.

Age Strong Workshop and Job Fair
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AGE STRONG @ WORK
Thank you to all who participated in the September and October workshops and job fair! Keep the Age Strong conversation going by posting in this community.

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I don’t care that I’m 68 years old…..I'm like a fine wine! I get BETTER with age!! I believe I was facing age discrimination in my job search for the last year or so until I realized that I was half the problem!

I wasn’t staying positive and coming to interviews prepared to show them that I am just as able to complete the job as someone half my age. One tip I do have that I would like to share with you all is to UPDATE YOUR RESUME!

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That's AWESOME! I took 17 years off my resume. It hasn't made any difference for me in my profession with... see more

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Sometimes an interviewer will make an off-color comment or joke that really tips us off about what they think about us. When Shelly was interviewing for a Lab Technician position, her interviewer dropped a comment on her that set her alarm bells ringing! Shelly says:

She kept telling me that their is a lot of walking with the job. I said Okay. As I was walking back to the trailer with her she made a comment You know as you age your body slows... see more

Tell that to these Companies today and see what they say?.

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If you attended the Age Strong Job Fair this weekend then this is the post for you!

Now that the fair is over, it's time to follow up.

Doing so lets the employer know you are serious, reminds them of who you are (they met a TON of people), your qualifications, and keeps the hiring process moving along.

So let’s take a look at how following up works...

•When-
Send your follow up at least 1-2 business days after the event.

•Who-
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thanks

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Don’t emphasize your length of experience, emphasize your capabilities!

Highlight the accomplishments you’ve achieved over the years and demonstrate your worth. Be sure to show genuine excitement about the work that you do. Instead of discussing how many years you’ve been in the field, say something like this:

This is my sweet spot! I’m thrilled about the potential of being able to bring my skills to the team! I love working within a dynamic... see more

Best stafflng sucks.

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No, no, I’m not asking you to break out the crop top and start using the latest tween lingo. But I AM encouraging you to stay up to date on current trends and technology! :)

It’s no secret that companies who have greater diversity in their employees evolve more rapidly and successfully. However, age discrimination (or ageism) is a real hardship that many of those in the workforce struggle with.

Show them you’re just as knowledgeable as any... see more

thank Alyssa

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Applicant's Age
The Age Discrimination in Employment Act protects employees 40 years of age and above. Job applications cannot ask for the candidate's date of birth. Generally speaking, age is not relevant in most hiring decisions with the exception of young candidates who are under the age of 18.

Potential employers figure our my approximate age by my years at companies and my degree dates.

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In the United States, it is illegal for a potential employer to ask, “how old are you?” in an interview. However, no law prevents them from asking for age/date of birth on a job application or background check form. So it is possible that they already know your age entering the conversation. Note, this may vary from country to country and even state to state.

Luckily, if the question gets brought up, there are ways around it. I encourage you to... see more

In India also They will harras you your age salery drawn.They will ask you give in writing for job commitment... see more

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We need Job Fair for the mature adults seeking viable employment, Would that be bias?

Are there professional jobs, like for masters level? I'm working now but need to change jobs

Hi, @genitajohnson! There are a TON of great employers at the Age Strong Job Fair this weekend! Check out the... see more

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Lawrence White Thank you, I'll check their web sites for positions.
Genita

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I'd like to know what sort of skills will be talked about during the Skills Building Workshop this weekend. Will it be interviewing skills, actual job skills, soft skills? A description of what to expect would be quite useful!

Hi, David Brown ! This weekend is the Age Strong Job Fair! Learn more by checking out this link: https://www.jobcas... see more

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Hey Boston, are you ready?

The Age Strong job fair is being held this Saturday, Oct 19th from 9:00am - 1:00pm at the Dewitt Center in Roxbury, Massachusetts.

Find out all the info here.

NOW is the time to make those final preparations so you are confident and ready to go! Check out these tips to help you prepare for the fair as the weekend approaches!

-Wednesday
Know the companies you are interested in and research their mission/culture... see more

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Hi, May I know if the people who want to participate must over 50 years old?

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Peng Ge the job fair this Saturday is hosted by the City of Boston's Age Strong Commission, which is focused on... see more

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