43 results for tag: age bias


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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From the Saddlebag: Overcoming the Age Issue in Your Job Search

From the Saddlebag: Season 1: Episode 3 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, available only to ...
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What Older Job Seekers Should Know About Dates and Résumés

Older job seekers don't necessarily want to let recruiters and hiring managers know they've been around awhile, perceiving their age as a disadvantage in their search. One tactic they take to hide their age is to omit college graduation dates and even dates ...
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Career Strategists on the Older Job Seeker

Age. We are all getting older. Yes, with age comes wisdom and experience. But in a job search, that wisdom and experience are frequently viewed as negatives. Does it have to be that way? Do job seekers of a certain age have to suffer age bias? Be aware ...
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When You’re Overqualified, Overpaid and Over-the-Hill

Overqualified, Overpaid and Over-the-Hill. The three O's are real. They are covered up with politically correct language, but you know they are weighing how much your age will be a factor in your ability to land a job with them. Is this job a step down for ...
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Job Search Myth 1.02: If You’re Over 50, Quit Looking

Time for another Executive Job Search MythBuster, and it's a good one: Myth: "If you're past 50 and thinking of a career switch, forget it." Truth: Midlife executives will tell you that age discrimination, although tough to prove, is very real. If ...
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Learn Job Search Strategies That Work

"Confused, lost, unsure, unclear, perplexed, bewildered, and disoriented." These are just some of the words members have used to describe how they feel when taking on a job search. "Common sense, straightforward, authentic, comfortable, well-practiced, ...
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Looking for a Scrappy Martian With Grey Hair

Where are grey hairs valued in the employment world? Private equity. In private equity experience is treasured. They are looking for fit/chemistry and experience in a comparable growth stage. Industry experience helps, but good skills are more importa...
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6 Tips to Navigating a Mid-Life Career Change Successfully

As with some things in life, career change becomes more complex as we get older. It isn't quite as simple as our 30s. As an executive around age 50, career change is a financial issue as much as it is a personal development issue. As the years advance, there ...
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