Branded Executive Resume Writer
We hear this word a couple of dozen times per week from clients. I hear it cited as a reason for job seekers experiencing no results or poor results in their job search as an Expert Moderator for LinkedIn’s Job Seeker Premium Group.
I hear the frustration and pain from experienced job seekers day in and day out:
“Employers want to hire a 20-something year old, with the experience of a 50-year old, at the price of an 18-year old.”
“45 is the new 65. And no one calls me because of it.”
“I can see the HR Manager’s shoulders slump down when I walk in, knowing they realized I’m older than I sounded on the phone interview.”
This pain is real.
Ageism (as sexism, racism, and other -isms) in the job search is real. And the age-related rejection, real or perceived, is debilitating otherwise competent job seekers across the globe.
What are you supposed to do if you believe ageism is a problem in your job search?Continue Reading…