Forum: Older workers have tough time getting past recruiters and HR staff
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#12
4-5-2021 11:08 AM
5354 said:
I age 59 one interview one job

With my simple and effective one page resume

Thank you PAP


Yes, we know u interview as a cleaner in healthcare that pays $7.20 per hour.

But there is no need for any resume. Why did you give them your resume?
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4-5-2021 12:15 PM
Le- S2 said:
Yes, we know u interview as a cleaner in healthcare that pays $7.20 per hour.

But there is no need for any resume. Why did you give them your resume?

Look at our youth, got Dip, even Uni end up become food rider, PHV
Do these jobs need those fancy cert ?

Literally NO need just a Secondary education will do , even Primary school P6 PSLE cert
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#14
4-5-2021 12:15 PM
Le- S2 said:
Yes, we know u interview as a cleaner in healthcare that pays $7.20 per hour.

But there is no need for any resume. Why did you give them your resume?

So good. Part time librarian only $5 per hour. dunsee
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4-5-2021 8:52 AM
forum456 said:
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https://www.straitstimes.com/opinion/for...d-hr-staff

I appreciate the reply by the National Trades Union Congress on the employment of older workers (Age should not be main factor for whether one gets the job or not, April 20).

Despite the work done by NTUC and the tripartite partners over the years to enhance and safeguard employability prospects for mature workers, in reality, and especially since the circuit breaker last year, there seem to be more mature workers not being able to get jobs.

I am in the 40-to-60 age group and from my experience, I think there are companies that unwittingly practise age discrimination.

In the first incident, a recruiter told me recently she was impressed with my profile and scheduled an interview a week after she contacted me. I was asked to complete an application form, with details including my date of birth.

After receiving my application form, the HR personnel cancelled the interview. In her e-mail, she said the company was looking to fill a junior position.

In the second incident, another recruiter asked for the year I graduated from university. I gave her the details, and I have not heard from her since.

In the third incident, the human resources department of an established multinational corporation gave a separation agreement to employees in the 40-to-60 age group, asking these employees to sign the form and state that they were resigning voluntarily from their position during phase two of Singapore's reopening. The company compensated them with three months of salary.

Retirees on contract and those nearing retirement were advised to bring forward their retirement and given the same compensation.

I am reporting the first incident to the authorities, and am curious to see if any action will be taken.

I remain open and positive that employment practices and hiring processes will be improved and that there will be fewer reports lodged against unfair hiring and age discrimination.

After all, those in their 40s to 60s are still able-bodied, skilled and have much to contribute to the workforce.

Ho See Ling

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Bro, I don't know how to write my resume leh! Worried
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Need to retrain you lah...how to clean table;toilet and proper way of washing the table cloth....Also the right way to push the rubbish cart not to droplets the floor....
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4-5-2021 8:52 AM
forum456 said:
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https://www.straitstimes.com/opinion/for...d-hr-staff

I appreciate the reply by the National Trades Union Congress on the employment of older workers (Age should not be main factor for whether one gets the job or not, April 20).

Despite the work done by NTUC and the tripartite partners over the years to enhance and safeguard employability prospects for mature workers, in reality, and especially since the circuit breaker last year, there seem to be more mature workers not being able to get jobs.

I am in the 40-to-60 age group and from my experience, I think there are companies that unwittingly practise age discrimination.

In the first incident, a recruiter told me recently she was impressed with my profile and scheduled an interview a week after she contacted me. I was asked to complete an application form, with details including my date of birth.

After receiving my application form, the HR personnel cancelled the interview. In her e-mail, she said the company was looking to fill a junior position.

In the second incident, another recruiter asked for the year I graduated from university. I gave her the details, and I have not heard from her since.

In the third incident, the human resources department of an established multinational corporation gave a separation agreement to employees in the 40-to-60 age group, asking these employees to sign the form and state that they were resigning voluntarily from their position during phase two of Singapore's reopening. The company compensated them with three months of salary.

Retirees on contract and those nearing retirement were advised to bring forward their retirement and given the same compensation.

I am reporting the first incident to the authorities, and am curious to see if any action will be taken.

I remain open and positive that employment practices and hiring processes will be improved and that there will be fewer reports lodged against unfair hiring and age discrimination.

After all, those in their 40s to 60s are still able-bodied, skilled and have much to contribute to the workforce.

Ho See Ling

I do empathize with Mr Ho's predicament, but he's basically barking at the wrong tree. This has nothing to do with HR or third party recruiters. Why do you think companies are paying third party recruiters or employing inhouse HR assistants to do the first round of CV and/or phone screening?

Do you really think these employers and hiring managers are ignorant and being kept in the dark by "evil" HR recruiters who purposely refuse to surface older workers for interviews? Of course not, they themselves do not want to "waste time" entertaining older workers because they prefer younger ones, that's why they are paying external/inhouse people to block out all the noise.

Most HR recruiters are paid by commission or at least have variable incentives based on volume of successful placement, if the hiring managers are truly willing to consider older workers equally, it makes no sense to purposely block their CVs as it would reduce their interview pool and lower their chances of closing the deal and getting their money. The only reason why HR recruiters are blocking elderly applicants is because their clients / inhouse stakeholders do not wish to consider them.

That's the hard truth. giveup
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We have to be realistic. People register a company to make money for themselves. They hire people because there's too much work to do, or some of the jobs require very specialised skills. Nobody registers a company because he wishes to give others jobs and pay them big fat salaries.

Just like when we source for raw materials (or for stocks), we buy from the vendor who charges the lowest price, other things being equal.

So when we source for labour, be it a contractor or employee, we also want someone who is faster and cheaper. If you are in your 60s, let's face it. You know it yourself, no need for me to expose you lar...arthritis, failing eyesight, high blood pressure, the whole nine yards. Which company wants a slow worker? Worse yet, which company wants the risk of an industrial accident, and a MOM investigation?

So yes, age discrimination is real, but that's the way a capitalist economy works. It's about the maximisation of the returns on capital for the owners of capital. If you want a "People's economy", you were born too late. Mao's era is over.

Can NTUC intervene? Force employers to employ old farts? It can if Singapore becomes a communist country. Then, all employers are actually SOEs.
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#19
Did you wash your mouth after the interview?

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4-5-2021 11:08 AM
5354 said:
I age 59 one interview one job

With my simple and effective one page resume

Thank you PAP
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#20
4-5-2021 1:06 PM
maxsanic said:
Do you really think these employers and hiring managers are ignorant and being kept in the dark by "evil" HR recruiters who purposely refuse to surface older workers for interviews? Of course not, they themselves do not want to "waste time" entertaining older workers because they prefer younger ones, that's why they are paying external/inhouse people to block out all the noise.

That's the hard truth. giveup


My recruiter friend in Agency said that it is very easy to discriminate since they have a Resume System that uses NRIC/ FIN and some system uses Date of Birth. What can PAP do? Nothing.

Anyway, the Traitorship Scheme comes in all avenues and tricks to allow all sorts of Discrimination driven by Unlimited Employment Pass.

You think PAP really cares? My foot.



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