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Are You Outdated, Overqualified or Experiencing Ageism in Your Job Search?

 

ageismEveryday during our work with clients, my team and I hear the terms outdated, overqualified, and ageism used interchangeably.

As if these terms mean the same thing.

Well, they are not the same.

One is a legitimate reason for not being hired, that you have 100% control over changing to get hired.

One is possibly a legitimate reason for not being hired, that you can devise a strategy to overcome.

One is illegal for companies to engage in and you have no control over – since you cannot control how people act, even when it’s poor decision-making.

Do you know the difference?

Before we dive into which ones you have control over and which one you don’t have control over, let’s look at the definitions from dictionary.com:Continue Reading…