Here are 4 areas in your job search where you’re broadcasting your age
June 30, 2016 Leave a comment
One concern I hear from job seekers in their 50’s and above is the prevalence of ageism they encounter in their job search. While I don’t disagree with these job seekers that it exists, I also tell them that they could do a better job of not broadcasting their age.
There are four major areas where older job seekers need to be cognizant of how they present themselves:
- LinkedIn profile
- The interview
If you’re an older job seeker and feel that you are experiencing ageism, take a close look at these major areas and ask yourself if you are broadcasting your age.
You’re definitely broadcasting your age if you begin your Performance Profile with, “More than 30 years of progressive project management in manufacturing.” Just do the math. That puts you at least around 55, or quite possibly higher.
Another way you’re broadcasting your age is by listing every job you’ve had since the 80’s. Many job seekers feel that…
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