TOO OLD to GET HIRED?
It almost breaks my heart when clients tell me they are convinced that they won’t get hired due to their age. I assure them that we baby boomers are amongst the largest workforce groups and corporate America continues to need us. If you are, however, like many and have sent out scores of resumes, applied to hundreds of job board postings and just aren’t getting anywhere, let’s talk.
Whether you want to or have to work as long as you can, it’s critical for those 50 and over to stay professionally relevant. That translates to being essential and vital despite a demanding job market.
50+ years old Job Searching: A Double Edged Sword
Most employees over 50 are known and valued for their experience, work ethic and stability; however, they are sometimes perceived as inflexible and resistant to change – especially changes requiring them to learn new technology. In this 2012 AARP survey, over 75% disagreed with a statement reading “I have a difficult time keeping up with all the technology required in my work.” Continue reading