2017-08-07 by Reese
The sad part about growing old is that some employers are likely to overlook your seasoned experience in favor of younger blood and fresh ideas from the youthful crop. And it the situation becomes worse if you aren’t conversant with the current technological advancements in the corporate environment. So how do you make sure that your age doesn’t come between you and that prestigious managerial position? Here are some few ideas.
For starters, no one is really interested in when you were born as it doesn’t have any impact on your professional relevance. Nonetheless, most young hiring managers will not appreciate having older subordinate employees in their brood, as they tend to have the idea that older employees might look down upon their authority. Thus, it’s advisable to make sure that the issue of age remains non-committal unless they formally ask for your date of birth.
If you started working in 1990, for example, instead of explicitly stating that in your resume, you can change the rules of the game by saying that you have a few decades of valuable experience. The same applies to other age-revealing factors such when you started schooling, when you graduated college, high school, etc. Just list your educational background without necessarily giving the exact dates when you were in school.
Consider dropping or editing out anything that you did before the year 2000. In fact, very few employers will even be interested in a seminar you attended in the 1990s leave alone the fact that you graduated college in the 80s. On the other hand, highlight and place more interest in the career achievements that fall in the past ten or seven years. At the same time, mask your age by enrolling in one or two modern skill-sets such as Microsoft Access or Corel-Draw and listing it as one of your strongest career suits.
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