Category Archives: age discrimination in job search

5 Tips to Fight Ageism: Get Hired at 50+ Part 2 and List of Companies that are Friendly to the 50+

Wednesday, I told you how groaning and grimacing when you sit down can ruin your job search.  There are companies that are supportive of 50+ workers and networking is an effective way to get a job. Today, I will continue with the last 4 tips and finish with the list of Best Employers for Workers […]

5 Tips to Fight Ageism: Get Hired at 50+ Part 1

I don’t know how many people come to me complaining about how their age is hindering with their job search, but it’s a large number.  They feel defeated even before they have even looked at a job posting.    You are not alone, if you are over 50 and are looking for a job but […]

Is There Age Discrimination in the Job Search?

Dear Editor;  I am over 50 years old.  Some of my friends say there is no ageism in hiring.   People say that if you see it on the internet, it’s so.  Please tell me the truth; is ageism in hiring? Job Searcher Anywhere, USA  Job Searcher, your friends are wrong.  They have been jaded into […]

Can an old dog learn new tricks?

You bet an old dog can learn new tricks!  Especially when it means getting a job.  When the prize is job related, the motivation is high.  Just ask any unemployed person over the age of 50.   Although there are laws against age discrimination in the hiring process, we all know it happens.  Job searchers […]

Technology to Overcome the Age Issue

  Are you afraid that the few stray gray hairs will make it difficult for you to get a job?  You don’t have to be if you stay updated on technology.    If you are interested in overcoming the age factor in your job search, you will need to get acquainted with Evernote and Dropbox.  As […]