Dating someone on the job
Use these benefits to your advantage to land the job you want. I am applying for jobs at my current jobs to move from part-time to full-time. I am my 50″s will a wealth of experience and credentials. Completely agree with the ageism/implicit bias of many recruiters and companies to workers, like myself, who are deeply experienced (45 years)- but hesitant to include dates going back before 2005.One suggestion, provided to me by a terrific resume coach, was to include a section on my resume titled “Previous Experience” with only a one liner eg “Partner at XYZ” or “VP Operations at xxx”, but no specific dates .See yall at the Mc Donald’s, just look near the dumpster, that’s me. It breaks my heart that you served us well and are in this situation.Things will only get worse; the courts have now decided that age discrimination laws only apply to employees, not to those seeking employment.As to them guessing your age, I just started an application for a job for a school district asking for the dates I went to college, can’t get around that.Although companies say that there is no discrimination, just can’t believe it.I’m seeing so many companies that try to show how hip they are and they show nothing but young 20 something people in their ads…Yes, age discrimination is rampant even though it is illegal, because guess what? Nice to see the HR folks here giving advice on how to deal with it, so we can be completely clear who is doing the discriminating.
It’s a smart practice to limit how far back you list your job history when you have more than a decade of experience in the workforce.
Many career experts, including “Ask a Manager” Alison Green, agree that jobs you did more than 15 years ago are likely no longer relevant to your current job search. Though being a more veteran job seeker comes with its share of unique challenges, remember to emphasize your virtues as a senior-level employee.
Older workers bring a depth of experience, career wisdom, and often a stronger sense of commitment than greener candidates.
They may also face reduced employment opportunities and more challenging workplace conditions than their younger colleagues.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, workers age 40-65 face increased discrimination in the workplace (download the CDC’s brief, .