Six-Figure Hotline: These Companies Don’t Have an Age Bias

thoughtful-senior-executive-Dave OptonAs part of ExecuNet membership, I host a monthly teleconference called Six-Figure Hotline where members submit their most pressing career-related questions, and the career experts who join me provide their thoughts on the topic. I was recently joined on the call by Stuart Levine, an employment attorney, executive recruiter, career coach, and ExecuNet Career Strategist and Raleigh North Carolina networking meetings facilitator. On this call a member asked:

“Age discrimination is running rampant for people over 50. How does someone in this age group sell their experience to employers without giving away  their age?”

Here is some of what we had to say:

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Dave Opton

Dave Opton

Dave Opton founded ExecuNet in 1988 to provide a trusted environment where senior-level executives could build career opportunities by facilitating connections to other executives, experts and key market insights. Dave has drawn upon his 35 years of experience in human resources to develop and grow what has become the leading business and career membership network for executives and senior managers. A widely recognized executive career management expert, Dave is regularly quoted in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Business Week, Fortune, Fast Company, and other leading business publications. Mr. Opton received his BA from Indiana University.

1 Reply to "Six-Figure Hotline: These Companies Don't Have an Age Bias"

  • Peter Benton
    November 7, 2015 (1:17 pm)

    Age is irrelevant, “old” experience and knowledge is valuable experience if you sell it correctly.

    and combined with newer ideas and techniques is a killer winning situation!

    I’ve met 60+ executives that are tech savvy, talk young and hip and know what’s going on in the new world of business. Highlight your experience and the problems you can solve.

    But be sure you can talk about new things like lead nurturing, how to use social media, what and why to use the cloud etc. If you can’t get a young mentor and trade them your experience or lunch!