Thank you Patricia Edwards, for this wonderful, upbeat blog filled with great advice for 50+ job seekers! *REBLOG*
Marty was adamant that she was not landing a job interview in her field of technology solutions marketing due to her age. When she called, she told me that she expected me to disagree with her but I didn’t. Silence on the other end of the phone followed when I replied, “Marty, I agree it could be a strong factor why you have not heard from one of the 16 companies you contacted or submitted applications to.” “Oh?, she replied. “Tell me more and how you can help.” So I did.
Yes – job seekers over 50 have a tougher time finding work but there is good news.
The Age Advantage
Both recruiters and hiring managers are changing their attitudes towards older job candidates. Many are impressed by decades of experience and they know the benefits of an older employee include:
- better attendance
- company loyalty
- less drama
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