Tag: ageism

Hiring for Best Fit, Without Bias

October 10, 2020
Many people talk about hiring for 'best fit' in ways that sound compelling. In this blog, Dr. Helen explains how several types of assessment biases can creep into the hiring...

In the Past There was Moonlighting, Now it’s the Side Hustle

June 15, 2019
Although many people look down on the 'side hustle' there's plenty to admire. In this blog, I explain why a side hustle is a valuable career-building tool.

Digital Discrimination – The Algorithm is Rigged

May 4, 2019
Dr. Helen shows how seemingly neutral software platforms and their algorithms are facilitating new forms of age, race, and other forms of digital discrimination. Many potential applicants don’t even know...

Outplacement … what you need to know.

December 8, 2018
Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about the challenges that many people in Oshawa (in the Greater Toronto Area, GTA) and in Alberta are currently facing. Then there's the ripple...

The fine line between being fired and being retired … before you’re ready

March 10, 2018
Figuring what do with yourself after being downsized or fired is often the million-dollar-question. Many people can implement their own strategy to find a job once they've figured out their...

Returning to work after a long absence

February 3, 2018
It’s not surprising that many people describe looking for work after a long absence as ‘job-hunting’ because it's just that, a breathless pursuit that often tires a person out. 

Hidden Consequences of Online Screening

October 7, 2017
I recognize the advantages that business owners and hiring managers have when they use online screening methods. My concern is more about what happens when these screening tools are not...

To be or not to be … without a degree … that is the question

September 23, 2017
In today’s world, job experience, skills, and basic work-related training seem to have been replaced with the importance of a post-secondary certificate. How does a degree (or degrees) compare with...

What’s Riskier for your Career? Getting Hired for a Job or Becoming Self-Employed? (Part Two)

July 8, 2017
In this article, Dr. Helen Ofosu discusses the hidden risks associated with accepting a job late in one's career versus considering self-employment.

What’s Riskier for Your Career? Getting Hired for a Job … or Becoming Self-Employed? (Part One)

July 1, 2017
Over the past five years, I’ve had the opportunity to work with clients in their 40s and 50s while they were at a high-stakes crossroads in their career. In this...

Life in the Time of Ageism

December 17, 2016
It has happened, the unthinkable … you at the age of what was assumed to be your approaching golden years are now golden tears. Now your time will be spent...

Older, Experienced Workers Without a Degree …

October 16, 2013
Since this particular issue was raised by an older worker with experience but no degree, I'll focus this post on that situation. As this person noted, when applying online, he...