Why Mature Workers Make for Better Employees.
By: Ronald Zeka Workforce Skills Trainer at Phoenix Indian Center
Is this the beginning of the end?” While you may not be able to convince the over-50 job seekers who have taken positions well below their competency and former compensation levels, at least one expert in the human relations field doesn’t believe age is that big a factor… if you’re prepared. Companies are waking up to the fact that younger workers are more apt to jump from company to company in an effort to build a career while the older worker is more likely to stay the course.
Yes, age discrimination is real, not just a reflection of what we project. Prejudice and discrimination exist in every aspect of human interaction, so get over it. Getting the job you want will be a struggle and you will have to approach it as such. Our challenge is to find ways to beat it, and our wisdom and experience should serve us well in this contest against the upstarts.
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To be successful, you're going to have to appear closer to the employer's image of the successful applicant. You will need to adapt your credentials to meet the employer's expectations, while at the same time convincing them that you have talents they won't find in a younger person.
Qualities Employers Want From Employees:
Competence, Excellent customer service, Low turnover, Reliability, Adaptability, Low absenteeism, Maturity, Desire to learn, Motivated.
Quality Mature Workers Have:
Competence, Excellent customer service, Low turnover, Reliability, Adaptability, Low absenteeism, Maturity, Desire to learn, Motivated. Post full article here
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