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4. How to Sidestep Ageism in Your Job Search Process

· Career Planning Show
How to sidestep ageism in your job search process

As you work to secure a suitable job and then climb the career ladder, you may face a recruiter, a human resources professional, or a hiring manager who treats you differently than they should simply based on your age.

Alex Rascanu reflects on six ways to sidestep age discrimination during your job search process: (1) keep your skills current; (2) showcase on your resume the last 10 to 15 years of work experience only; (3) be ready to answer indirect questions about your age during the interview in case they come up; (4) be flexible with the level of seniority you're expecting especially if you're being offered a role with an employer that you'd like to work for over a long period of time; (5) stay positive and be persistent in submitting job applications; and (6) reach out to your network for introductions to employers you're applying to work for.
Do you have any career planning questions you'd like to hear answered on The Career Planning Show? Submit them via Rascanu.com/TheCareerPlanningShow or @AlexRascanu..

Resources:
- What I'm Grateful For At Age 35 blog post at Rascanu.com
-
Ageism in the Workplace study published by the American Society on Aging
 

If you have a career planning question you'd like us to answer on The Career Planning Show, let us know via Rascanu.com/TheCareerPlanningShow or at @AlexRascanu.
 

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