Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Youth vs. Maturity

Posted by: Darlene Duncan, CWDP, JSS, CCC, JCTC, JCDC
Training Coordinator

First of all let me say, yes, age discrimination does exist, in spite of it being against the law. Now that we’ve gotten that out of the way, we can move on.

The truth is that if you concentrate more on your qualifications, experience, and abilities and worry less about how your age will be viewed you’ll stand a better chance.

You worrying about your age comes through in many subtle ways. Eroding your self-confidence is the most obvious way it damages your job search. Instead of thinking about how old you are, think about the experience, skills and know how you bring to an employer.

A friend of mine brought an article to my attention that goes into more detail on this issue and offers suggestions on how to use your age to your advantage. Click here to read the article.

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