51 results for tag: age bias


How Do I Age-Proof My Job Search?

The candidates to run our great country would potentially encounter age bias if they were seeking a senior-level position in a corporation. It doesn't make sense: too old to run a company but not too old to run a country? So how does one navigate age bias ...
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Don’t Let Any Bias Stall Your Job Search!

ExecuNet Career Strategist Saundra Botts talks about bias in the executive job market. These days she says companies are looking for Mr/Ms Right Now  rather than Mr/Ms Right, so if candidates lead with the value they bring to get the company from point A to ...
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Was I the Victim of Bias?

There are many types of biases encountered during a job search; oftentimes, one doesn't even know if they were on the receiving end of a bias. In this glimpse into a Master Class session, Host Tony Vlahos, asked career strategist Andrea Briscoe to address ...
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Am I Too Old, Or is it Something Else?

Ann, it so honorable of you to make yourself available to help like this, bless you. My question is that I believe I have a lot of qualifications and seem to match up well to job postings, but always seem to get the standard, "Sorry, we are looking at ...
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Don’t Pass up “Over-Qualified” Candidates!

While established firms typically will consider only experienced applicants in their search for employees, they often consider too much experience a negative trait. “Overqualified” candidates, they assume, will consider the position beneath them, will ...
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Overcoming Job Search Biases, Explaining Career Gaps and Other Mysteries

Will bias, stereotyping, prejudice or discrimination regarding your age, race, ethnicity, gender, pregnancy status, disability, politics or religion wreck your job search? How about unexplained career gaps in your resume, your job-hopping history or ...
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Why Were 4 Job Offers Withdrawn?

First let me say thank you for giving members this opportunity! For 25 years, I was the Corp Director of HR/Payroll, for a multi-state healthcare provider of substance abuse/addiction treatment services. Despite completing numerous applications for employment ...
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Is My Age the Issue?

I am 60 years old and in the midst of a job search in IT customer management. I have 20 years of proven performance with a very large software provider, managing their largest revenue producing accounts. Due to personal issue, I had to take time off, and now ...
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Recruiters Say Your Age Isn’t Such a Big Concern

We routinely survey recruiters and executives in our network as part of our mission to keep a finger on the pulse of the executive job market. I thought I’d take a moment to share with you some of the findings from that survey. It was particularly ...
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How Do You Recommend an Older Job Seeker (55+) Approach a Job Search?

How do you recommend an older job seeker (55+) approach a job search? What are the things specific to this group that needs to be done/kept in mind? What type of companies should they pursue, and how should they pursue them? In addition to all the basics ...
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Job Search Advice You Can’t Do Without

Here are some questions for you: Is your résumé opening doors or closing them? Are you not getting interviews for the executive roles you want, despite having excellent qualifications? Are you feeling stuck behind one or more of these job search roadbloc...
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From the Saddlebag: Recruiter Perspective on Age Bias, Employment Gaps, and Other Common Resume Challenges

From the Saddlebag: Season 1: Episode 15 The job search trail can be lonesome and treacherous. To help you through the dark and dusty parts, you’ll want to take along a guide you can really trust. In our From the Saddlebag series, Master Class Host Tony ...
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