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Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Out With the New In With The Old

"Some employers even seek out the 30-plus, preferring maturity and experience to the stereotypical gum-chomping 20-year-old interns who tend to dress inappropriately and show up late for work, says Catherine Connelly, assistant professor of organizational behaviour at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ont.

An older intern's bulging portfolio is a definite score for employers seeking cheap yet high-quality labour, Dr. Connelly says. Since last year, McMaster's MBA co-op program has seen a 20-per-cent rise in requests from employers hoping to hire mature students, she adds."

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/article717639.ece

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