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Kent Sharkey3-Aug-22 11:58
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NewsBad news, older tech workers: Job advert language works against you Pin
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Kent Sharkey4-Aug-22 7:16
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Ah man, the PRESSURE! D'Oh! | :doh: At least you didn't declare it required for midnight UTC Wink | ;)

Got access to the article, and immediately received yet another red flag:
Quote:
NBER working papers are circulated for discussion and comment purposes. They have not been peer-reviewed

Anyway, they used three position types - Admin assistant, retail sales, and security guard (so nothing tech focused), and varied the language used to describe three skillsets: Communication, Physical, and technology. Three different levels were used: control, something called "machine learning" that I was too lazy to look up, and AARP (the ageist wording)

Example using the AA position:
Quote:
Administrative Assistants Template 1 (Admin Assistant)
Psychiatric office is in need of a full or part time Administrative Assistant to assist in front/back office
general clerical duties. This individual will work on a several tasks and stay on course at all times. The
Administrative Assistant we hire will be trained in various duties that cover the entire office.
This individual MUST possess the following:
-Exceptional customer service background to greet and register patients, answer phones, schedule
appointments.
-Can multitask.
-High School diploma or GED.
-Professional attitude.
- Communication Skill Requirement
- Technology Requirement
- Physical Requirement
-Available for flexible hours.
(Schedule hours and days will alternate every other week)
Please email us a CV or resume and put “full-time” or “part-time” in the subject line


And the three in italics above were replaced with:
Communication Skills:
  • Control: You must be good at working without supervision
  • ML: You must have good communication and teamwork on tasks
  • AARP: You must be up-to-date with current industry jargon and communicate with a dynamic workforce
Technology:
  • Control: You must produce and distribute documents such as correspondence memos, faxes and forms
  • ML: You must use accounting software systems like Netsuite, Freshbook, and QuickBooks
  • AARP: You must be a digital native and have a background in social media
Physical:
  • Control: You must enter bills and keep track of invoices
  • ML: You must be able to lift 40 pounds
  • AARP: You must be a fit and energetic person
So tl;dr - Yeah, you can kind of word requirements to limit the age of the applicants, but I haven't seen too many dev jobs requiring heavy lifting (for a while - when I started I remembered seeing a few due to tapes)
TTFN - Kent

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