One of the things I was most surprised by when I got into the jobs business over a decade ago was the prevalence and practice of age discrimination in hiring right here in the USA. Oh, sure... we're not like some overseas markets where job ads explicitly demand youth, or a particular gender, or beauty(!), in the applicant, but there it is...
Why do you go to work day to day? Presumably, you’re there primarily to earn the compensation you want in a place you like performing tasks you enjoy.
Why does an employer keep you coming back? Presumably because you’re adding value to the operation, either by generating revenues or savings or supporting operations that do.
The core of the job search is to sell that value to an employer who will satisfy the requirements you seek. To succeed, you need to prioritize both your goals and the value your achievements, skils and experience promise an employer. Read on to learn more about how to balance the two.
Are you selfish or savvy? As an employed job seeker, it's your responsibility to maintain your work performance while searching and to do it responsibly without your employer noticing.
As you age, you will want to change the types of jobs you seek, the personal brand you introduce, even the way you present your resume.