Interview With Ilana Gershon, an associate professor of anthropology at Indiana University and the author of Down and Out in the New Economy: How People Find (or Don’t Find) Work Today.
Advice from Ilana Gershon on the flaws in the job-hunting process and why people 50+ don’t get hired
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Ilana Gershon, an associate professor of anthropology at Indiana University, on the research she did studying the job-hunting process, which she turned into the book Down and Out in the New Economy: How People Find (or Don’t Find) Work Today. She talks about: what’s wrong with the job-hunting process; the frustrations of job applicants over 50; the “black hole” syndrome of job applications; dealing with applicant tracking systems (ATS); age discrimination in the job search process; effective and ineffective ways to network to get hired; the fallacy of the “personal brand” and using LinkedIn to get a job.
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Ilana Gershon’s Indiana University Webpage
Get Ilana Gershon’s Book: Down and Out in the New Economy: How People Find (or Don’t Find) Work Today
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Connect With Ilanna Gershon on LinkedIn
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