Hands down the biggest issue I hear about from around the world is age discrimination.
Sometimes, though, your age is the least of your problems.
Julie Walraven wrote Is It Age Discrimination Or Your Job Search Strategies?
Go read it. If age is your problem, read the post carefully.
Age discrimination is real. It is out there. BUT, someone who will discriminate based on age will also discriminate on other things, including height, weight, color, religion, race, number of teeth, how you smile, etc. You just can’t win with everyone.
Maybe you need to focus more on strategies and tactics, and mastering those, rather than blaming your age.
I know Tim and Dick and Nick and many other job seeker advocates would agree. Don’t throw in the towel and admit defeat because you are old (whether that is 40 or 60 or 70 or 80). Focus on what you CAN influence and change!
Read Julie’s post here.
1 thought on “Julie Walraven on Age Discrimination vs. Poor Job Search Strategy”
Of course u are right. Nothing new. You face many reasons to be rejected. Tell me something useful. How do you target companies? How do you leverage a long mostly successful career? How do you get a JOB? Don’t talk on generalities to get customers. What can you really do? I mean deliver on.
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