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Age and Your Job Search

Age and Your Job Search

To find the stories that matter most to our readers, TheLadders' editorial team reviews every piece of mail that comes into our customer-service department. And every day, we read new stories of older workers grappling with the slippery issues of age discrimination and maintaining their edge against younger competitors.

These challenges aren't going away, and — legal or not — age discrimination is something you'll have to prepare for when tuning up your networking tactics, your resume, and your interview skills. Below find our advice for helping you present your skills and accomplishments to best advantage and dealing with those preconceived notions head-on.

 

Read these five stories to get a handle on the issue:

Is It Your Age or Your Salary?

Whether it’s the gray in your hair or the green in your paycheck, here’s how to overcome the seniority sticking point.

Is It Your Age or Your Attitude?

You can't turn back the clock, but you can show hiring managers your passion and record of results.

'How Old Are You?': Readers Tell Job Interview Tales

Some questions, like "How old are you?" are off limits. But how do you gracefully duck the question without offending the questioner?

Take 10 Years Off Your Image

Like it or not, "interviewing younger" is the new catchphrase. And being perceived as more youthful at the office is a vocabulary, a body language and a look. Here’s a high-octane, humorous take on how to seem younger.

An Aging Workforce: New Opportunities for Older Executives

As older workers stave off retirement or re-enter the job search, many are turning their age to their advantage and overcoming age discrimination.

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