I never got an interview, because KSU has a diverse workforce-of millennials. I live 4 miles from the Kent campus, have a master's degree in psych, BA in communication, 6 years in-house teaching experience, 30 years writing experience and applied for 100 jobs, some a carbon copy of my most recent job, but I never even got called for an interview because of my age-and yes, the online application does screen for that by asking questions that are mandatory, not about age, but that indicate an age range, and mine is just too old. Assuming that a person is exactly the same as any other person born the same year is pure prejudice, just as assuming a person of a certain creed or color is the same as any other person in that group, but if someone has an aunt or parent who smoked and drank and sat watching TV for 40 years and they're in ill health or experiencing cognitive decline, KSU's officials offensively and wrongfully assume someone born the same year, who did yoga, was a runner and had a healthy nutritional program is exactly the same, therefore SENILE. I'm sure they would counter that by pointing out some old folks who have been there since they were young, but ask them how many people over 60 they have hired. I can tell you, that no matter how qualified they were, the answer is 0.
I kept going in to the person that was one of the ‘heads’ in the division and inquired about any vacancies. I was very positive, but determined to get a Part Time Job at Kent.
I was called in by then for 2 interveiws
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I applied to a job posted on their website.
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They called me
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Word of mouth, I did a job for a professor.
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