Job seekers over 50 face some special challenges. This is “LifeCycles” with Laurie Edwards-Tate, At Your Home Familycare.
Age bias exists. Here are some challenges you need to be able to overcome in a job interview.
First, be sure your technical skills are up to date. Highlight them, and be able to prove it with examples or training certificates. Reassure the interviewer you like working with people of all ages include younger supervisors.
Address stereotypes about being tired, slow, having health issues or going through the motions until retirement. Project energy, confidence and enthusiasm. Stand tall. Give a firm handshake. Wear up to date clothing. Get a modern hairstyle. This goes for men, too. And smile!