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Friday, February 23, 2007

Jobs4.0 Newsletter

Sorry for not writing this case you missed it or are not yet signed up for our newsletters, here's the latest one..

"Jobs4.0 New Arrivals!

Jobs4.0 is opening doors for you and our fellow job seekers over 40 every day. Please bookmark our site and check it regularly! Don't despair if we don't have a job that matches your credentials today, check back with us next week, we'll have added hundreds more jobs!

If you haven't looked at Jobs4.0 in a while, you may have missed new jobs added by many companies including:

Allstate Insurance
Tiffany & Co.
Alexion Pharmaceuticals
ManateeCommunity College
United American Insurance
Xerox Capital Services
Liberty National Insurance
National Income Insurance
Intelligent Hue
STEP, Inc.

And so many more. We've added jobs around the US, including Montana, and Hawaii. Now it's up to you to help yourselves! Please review our site and apply to jobs. Send jobs to friends and colleagues! The more good candidates that apply to jobs on our site, the easier it will be for other companies to post jobs with us.

Jobs4.0 has spoken with every single one of the companies on our site. They've told us, often enthusiastically, that they want to see resumes from candidates with the skills to do the job; they won't trash your resume because of ageism.

We are so proud be partnering not only with big employers like Starbucks, The Home Depot, Tiffany and GE, but also the many truly outstanding small companies that are now posting with us! We've spoken with many great people running quality businesses, including some extraordinary people at non-profits that have all reached out to us to let us know they WANT TO SEE RESUMES OF JOB SEEKERS OVER 40!!

Please seek them out and apply to them, and if you can think of a friend or colleague that might want to hear about the job, please email it to them! Thanks.

You're right - Workers Over 40 are Better!

Did you see The Wall Street Journal article on 'The Upside of Aging' last week? A great article for all job seekers over 40!!

Bottom line is that the best current research on aging proves what we've known for a long time - age discrimination in the hiring process is illogical. Of most relevance is the WSJ's conclusion that:

"An emerging body of research shows that a surprising array of mental functions hold us well into old age, while others actually get better....Older brains are packed with more so-called expert knowledge -information relevant to your occupation or hobby." The 'longevity of expert knowledge and cognitive templates lies behind the finding that air-traffic controllers in their 60s are at least as skilled as those in their 30s...It was as if their experience had equipped them with the most efficient algorithm for keeping planes safely spaced."

And this is true for people in their 60s!! So why are so many employers routinely ignoring the resumes of all job seekers over 40?!

As I read this article, I couldn't help but think of the HR manager at a leading, national retail chain that recently declined to post jobs on Jobs4.0 because she 'had no interest in hiring older workers'. And all the other employers that you and I know harbor the same bias. This research is more evidence that they are actually hurting their company's efforts to recruit the best talent.

We ask people over 40 all the time 'are you a better worker now than you have ever been?' The answer is always a resounding yes. Turns out we're in good company - the article quotes a 71 year old Nobel Prize Winner for medicine who says he is doing science better now than when he was younger. Does anyone see the irony here? If he applied for a job as a researcher when he was 65 or 58 or 49 he probably never would have gotten an interview! A 70 year old person can be talented and productive enough to earn a Nobel studying toxicity levels in cancer patients, but to an HR manager it is the scientist's resume that is radioactive. The HR manager wouldn't want to even touch it.

Take a look at the article, and paste it to your resume!!


As always, we'd like to hear from you. Any suggestions for companies that we should contact would be welcome. Success stories finding a job over 40? Stories of discrimination? Anything on your mind, we'd like to hear from you. Thanks again for your support.



PS. Did you catch the stories about Jobs4.0 on NPR or NBC (in NY, LA, DC, VA, MD), The Washington Post, or The New York Times, among others? If you'd like to be considered for a news story, or know of a media outlet that might be interested in reporting on us, please let us know. Thanks.

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