I am always interested in reading about tips that help people get hired, whatever their age. But it is harder for people over 50, which is why this article caught my eye. When helping people write their bios, I always advise again including their age, unless they are the world's youngest astronaut or oldest snowboarder. This article gives excellent advice on how to deal with the age issue in an interview, as well as two other 'elephants in the room' you may need to address. Here is a portion of what Mary has to say, with a link to the full article.
By Mary Eileen Williams, Author, 'Land the Job you Love: 10 Surefire Strategies for Jobseekers over 50'
Are you over 50 and feeling frustrated by the lack of opportunities in the job market? Do you think you're being overlooked simply because of your age? Are you tired of seeing the jobs go to younger, less experienced applicants? If so... read on!
There is little doubt that age bias is out there. In fact, many younger employers hold three main objections to hiring mature workers:
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Jill Townsend is the author of "How to Write a Great Bio", an e-book with tips on writing a good bio fast, and with confidence.