employment

Best Employers Program Forges New Ground

Posted on 06/26/2012 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

WorkOlder workers, take heart – and employers, take note. A new co-sponsor for the Best Employers for Workers Over 50 Award happens to have some pull in executive suites when it comes to charting employment policies. AARP has joined forces with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), the world’s largest association devoted to human resource management. The announcement was made during SHRM’s Annual Conference and Exposition, attended by about 13,000 HR professionals. “SHRM and its members have a unique perspective on employer policies around the …

Fighting Age Discrimination Draws Bipartisan Support – And You Can Help

Posted on 06/21/2012 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

PoliticsIn a contentious election year it’s encouraging to learn that Americans from both parties, and some politicians, have found common ground on at least one issue. A new AARP survey shows that older Americans overwhelmingly support legislation to combat age discrimination in the workplace. The May 2012 poll of registered voters 50 and older found that 78 percent favor passage of the bipartisan “Protecting Older Workers Against Discrimination Act” (POWADA), introduced in March by Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, Sen. Chuck …

Men and Sex: Survival Comes First

Posted on 06/20/2012 by | Sex & Relationships | Comments

RelationshipsI don’t know who the original press agent was for men, but that person was very effective. They put the message out that men were sexually voracious creatures with a sex drive that won’t quit, no matter what the cost.  This branding has been a double-edged sword for men since. On one hand, they get all these bragging rights. But on the other hand, they have to meet expectations of studliness – no matter what. Well, here’s the latest study …

Turbo-Charge Your Job Search with LinkedIn Groups

Posted on 04/15/2012 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

WorkThis is a guest post by Heather Taylor. This freelance writer, consultant and radio producer has served as a job coach in the AARP Foundation WorkSearch Program since January 2011, helping adults 50+ who are unemployed to find satisfying work. Are you already one of 150 million current LinkedIn users? If so, good for you. If not, there are more reasons than ever to join. Some recent figures on social media use for job hunting (via The Degree 360) underscore why being part of LinkedIn is so …

How She Did It: From Layoff to Ideal Job

Posted on 03/22/2012 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

WorkThis is a guest post by Heather Taylor. This freelance writer, consultant and radio producer has served as a job coach in the AARP Foundation WorkSearch Program since January 2011, helping adults 50+ who are unemployed to find satisfying work. When educator Nancy Angelo got furloughed from her teaching job years ago, she didn’t know that job hunting expert Richard Nelson Bolles had coined the phrase informational interview. She went with her gut. Now she offers advice and tips of her own for today’s career-changers and job …

Networking, 21st-Century Style

Posted on 03/2/2012 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

WorkThis is a guest post by Heather Taylor. This freelance writer, consultant and radio producer has served as a job coach in the AARP Foundation WorkSearch Program since January 2011, helping adults 50+ who are unemployed to find satisfying work. Networking is frequently cited by career and job coaches and in job search books. And the reason is pretty clear: networking works. Why? Since most job openings aren’t advertised, already having contacts in your particular field can give you an advantage over other job seekers. “By effectively building …