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What! Internships for people 50+? How is that possible?

July 29, 2009 Leave a comment

by David Mezzapelle
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Our company has been advising people to re-visit education to sharpen old skills or learn a new one. This is especially important for people looking for a new job or simply re-entering the workforce. There is no age limitation on this advice.

So how do internships fit in? Quite simply. Employers across all industries can always use interns for a myriad of purposes. Until now, an internship was always considered sub-entry level and was reserved for students. Today more & more HR organizations are taking the time to educate employers on the benefit of hiring 50+ candidates in order to fill different roles on a flex-temporary basis (and at a low cost effective wage). This basis is the grounds for what we call a “50+ internship.”

This internship serves as a stepping stone for the candidate as they advance their career or it can be the initial foot in the door the candidate needs to work for a particular employer.

The benefits for the job seeker include:
• sharpens old skills
• modernizes the resume
• compliments any continuing education one may have taken (or is currently taking)
• some work is better than no work and this helps eliminate any gaps in time

The benefits for the employer include:
• obtaining a loyal, flexible employee with potential for a longer stay
• intern/employee can handle a variety of tasks ranging from basic to complicated
• cost effective
• a 50+ intern can usually work more hours
• more mature means more grounded. An improved ability to focus with being less easily distracted

Another factor to consider is the common misconception among young hiring managers that 50+ candidates are not up to date on the applications or tools necessary to get the job done. It is important for the candidate to diffuse that misconception early on. This can be done in a cover letter, resume and even during an interview if necessary. However, if you apply our internship concept to a candidate’s resume you will see that it also helps to diffuse the misconception along with many other benefits as well.

For more information on how your business can benefit from a 50+ intern, please visit us at www.jobsover50.com or email info@jobsover50.com.

About JobsOver50:
JobsOver50.com is a free web-based employment service for Baby Boomers & Retirees backed by the powerful GoliathJobs network. JobsOver50 connects job seekers to employers via schools & alma maters across all levels of education. This model delivers a competitive edge to candidates, a career service edge to schools and significant results to employers.

About GoliathJobs:
GoliathJobs is a free web-based employment service. We connect job seekers to employers via schools & alma maters. GoliathJobs creates partnerships with schools throughout North America which serve as liaisons. This model delivers a powerful edge to schools at no charge (and lifelong career services), a competitive edge to job seekers and high-quality results to employers. We believe that employment starts with education regardless of age, experience or educational level. 100% spam-free.

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