You might be.
And that’s what Laura Schlafly (owner of Career Choices with Laura) and Susan Rich (author of: How to write a kick-butt resume cover letter) recently discussed on Susan’s internet radio show, End the Job Search. The show broadcasts 11 am ET every Wednesday on w4cy.com.
This is what they had to say:
You see, if you’re 50+ and been hitting the bricks for a year or more, then you know the score: Few jobs, lots of applicants…and lots of young people who seem to be getting hired over the more qualified professionals just like YOU.
While it’s undoubtedly true there’s some age bias out there, what Laura Schlafly and Susan Rich discussed was how you – yes you, the over-50 job seeker – might be sabotaging yourself in the interview, and here’s how:
Do you make assumptions about the interviewer? Let’s say this kid, er manager, er potential BOSS is young enough to be your son or daughter. Does that bother you? Does it make you feel awkward or angry to be “asking” for something as vital as a job from someone half your age?
- Download a free how-to guide
- Check out the Kick-Butt Job Blog
- Hire Susan Rich to help you with your letter or resume
- Write the letter. Get the interview. End the job search!
End the Job Search
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