Are You to Old to Hire?

Are You to Old to Hire?

Job seekers – all job seekers – have, or at least believe they have, some vulnerability that they feel gets in the way of their ability to get hired. Under qualified, over qualified, too old, too young, too ugly, too pretty, wrong color, wrong name, wrong town – the list goes on. And when the market gets a bit tighter, and searches get longer, a vulnerability feels like it will crush their job search.

The approach I have found works best is a bit different depending on the situation, but it works pretty well:

Understand that bias is at play for all candidates for any job. Yours might be age, for others it is lack of experience. Just understand what yours is and have a strategy to overcome it – in resumes and interviews.

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