"Is age a factor in finding a new line of work?" "Am I not being recruited because of my years of experience?" If you are a more seasoned employee then it is likely that you have expressed such concerns. Age segregation strikes a chord when it comes to candidates who are overlooked, especially those over the age of 50. Yes, ageism is a real thing, but it can be overcome. The following are a few strategies to help you get past age discrimination and increase your odds of finding new employment, no matter the stage of life you’re in.
As unemployment rates have skyrocketed due to the coronavirus pandemic, many people have been devastated by layoffs, furloughs and hiring freezes. As hundreds of thousands are experiencing job insecurities, feelings of panic and anxiety are also on the rise due to threats of job insecurity. Today, more people than ever are engaging in active job searches making the hiring landscape increasingly competitive. If you are searching for ways to stand out from others as you search for a new job here are four strategies to quickly pivot your career search and improve your odds for being selected for an interview.
“Last week, my boss hired a “trainee” straight out of college to work in our department. She is young and it really showed in how she behaved. The problem is, this new “co-worker” of mine started acting like a prima donna. She has become manipulative and dominant. Some of my colleagues are complaining behind her back. It was becoming a nightmare for me just being near her. It has even made me think of quitting.”
Explaining Gaps in Employment
When you get to the interview, be prepared to discuss your resume. In addition to
explaining why you left previous companies and chit chat about the position, if you have
any gaps in employment be prepared to explain them.
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