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Old 02-16-2019, 06:04 PM
 
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Yes, I saw a lot of ageism on job boards. The most obvious was "new college grads welcome". Why wouldn't they be? It's not like they are going to say, "sorry, we don't accept new college grads".

The second most common was "seeking dynamic, high-energy" person (bear in mind these were accounting ads).

Of course, almost all on-line applications required the entering of my high school graduation date (not college).
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Old 02-17-2019, 10:03 AM
 
Location: Planet Telex
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Yes, I saw a lot of ageism on job boards. The most obvious was "new college grads welcome". Why wouldn't they be? It's not like they are going to say, "sorry, we don't accept new college grads".

The second most common was "seeking dynamic, high-energy" person (bear in mind these were accounting ads).
Another key word to look for is "hungry."

Whenever I see the word "hungry" mentioned on a job posting, or even in an interview, I know that the company is looking for someone young who will work for peanuts.
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Old 02-17-2019, 10:18 AM
 
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Another key word to look for is "hungry."

Whenever I see the word "hungry" mentioned on a job posting, or even in an interview, I know that the company is looking for someone young who will work for peanuts.
Or someone who is desperate and willing to be abused.
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Old 02-17-2019, 03:49 PM
 
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Or someone who is desperate and willing to be abused.
Exactly. In my last IT job, I remember some managers saying that they wanted to hire some employees that were "hungry to prove themselves". Yes, we know what that means.

Also, some years back, I used to see job ads that emphasized that the job candidate should have a "sense of urgency". I think that we know what that means too. Similar to "hungry". I thought that sounded so unprofessional and I am glad that garbage faded out.
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Old 02-17-2019, 04:11 PM
 
Location: Erie, PA
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That picture does leave a lot to be desired IMO. My company uses photos of actual employees from the various locations and it works out pretty well with representing many different demographic groups. The Midwest division has mostly younger black employees, the Western division has a mix of Hispanic/Asian/white employees, and the location here has middle aged & older white employees lol. So we cover all of the bases
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Old 02-18-2019, 09:30 AM
 
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How's this for ageism on job boards:

* Year of graduation from degree is a MANDATORY field.
* Your birthdate is a mandatory field.
See more than ever. I swear they use sites to see how old you are. My wife agrees and she is a HR person.
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Old 02-18-2019, 10:21 AM
 
Location: Mars City
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Another key word to look for is "hungry."

Whenever I see the word "hungry" mentioned on a job posting, or even in an interview, I know that the company is looking for someone young who will work for peanuts.
I came across "hungry" recently, for the first time. My first thought was hungry to learn. But I can now see other intentions and meanings. I'm really curious now what they specifically had in mind. I never got past the phone interview
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