Less energy, high health and life insurance costs, higher salary expectations, and unwillingness to learn new technology. A study released by the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College indicated many companies have reservations about hiring older workers because of these preconceived notions. There was a time when age discrimination conjured visual images of men and women nearing the retirement age of 62 and older. However, with the increasing impact of technology advancement, the changing workplace, globalization, and economic instability, age discrimination has crept into the lives of working professionals as young as 40. These qualified candidates are finding their job search takes twice as long as their younger counterparts and they often have to settle for a salary decrease or a lower level position. So, if you are over 40 and have been unexpectedly thrust into unemployment, how can you find success? Overcoming the barriers of age discrimination takes persistence, dedication, a positive attitude and employing this proven career success strategy.
June 16, 2013