Type of Content: News
Subtype: Website Post
Resource Title: Navigating Your Career Through the Changing World of Work
Publication Title: Next Avenue
Publish Date: March 2, 2021
You stress the importance of maintaining a positive mindset for a successful job search. Yet age discrimination is pervasive. How can older job seekers work around this?
I’ve been amazed by the number of recruiters who tell me that it is the job candidate — not the potential employer — who draws attention to their age during the interview. They [the applicants] say things like, ‘I know I might be overqualified for this role’ or ‘I’m probably older than most people who work here.’
Defensive statements like that only serve to undermine your credibility. It’s so much more productive when you emphasize what you have to offer, instead of drawing attention to your age.
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