10 Mar '12, 12pm

How to Make Age An Asset When Job Searching

How to Make Age An Asset When Job Searching

Don’t use age as a crutch. Often job seekers don’t try as hard as they should because even before they apply for the job or go for the interview, they’re already resigned to not getting the offer because of age. With age sometimes comes cynicism, but don’t let it take over the process. Focus on the things you can control, such as how well you’re selling yourself for the specific opportunity and how passionate you are about the position you’re pursuing. Anticipate stereotypes and prepare to counter them. Older workers can get a bad rap about their unwillingness or inability to adapt to change, as if they’re stuck in their ways. Make it clear in your cover letter and interviews that you’re willing and able to adapt and that you look forward to following the company’s protocols. Confidence is key, but cockiness can work against you. Get tech savvy. There’s often a perception ...

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