Survival Of The Fittest: Unemployment Armageddon

“The old believe everything, the middle-aged suspect everything, the young know everything.” Oscar Wilde

Oliver Blanchard (better known as @thebrandbuilder) wrote a kick-ass column yesterday. Sick to death (as am I) of the recent hoopla that exploded in the social space over this article, he blew holes into yet another piece of lazy writing that set out to prove why “young people can’t/shouldn’t do X”. It was a well thought out rebuttal, and he got me thinking about the flip side of the coin. Being of a rather *koff* mature vintage, and currently on the job hunt in the social marketing space, surely I have experienced the reverse effect – that old people can’t/shouldn’t do X either…? I decided I was going to write a post about it, and lemme tell you, I was *gung ho*! Continue reading

The Top 5 Fantastic Things About Losing A Job

Recently unemployed? Take heart. You’re not alone. After three consecutive months of increases, Canada’s unemployment rate is starting to dip again, though it still remains lower than the unemployment rate in the United States. But losing a job can sometimes bring some surprising rewards. What follows are my Top 5 Fantastic Things About Losing A Job! Continue reading