Have you lost out on an opportunity because of your age?
We hear from many people who feel they can’t get the job they want because they fear “ageism”: from the new graduate fresh out of school, to the senior manager near the end of their career.
Even those in the middle of their career that want to jump to more senior positions worry that their age may be a factor.
Is the age of a potential hire really as big a deal as we think it is?
What many forget about is the ability to leverage your age as a potential strength that you could bring to a new organization.
A young person has fresh ideas, a strong understanding of technology, and a hunger to keep learning. An experienced manager has a wealth of knowledge and expertise they won’t find anywhere else.
It comes down to knowing your unique skills as an employee, your professional brand, that uses your age to the company’s advantage!
This is what we’re talking about this week, and my hope is for you to uncover why you are the best hire, at any age!
How to Beat the Ageism Game, at Any Age…
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Quotes for Some Career Inspiration
“Aging is not lost youth but a new stage of opportunity and strength.”
“Minds ripen at very different ages.”
“Age considers; youth ventures.”
“Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young.”
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Hi! I'm Shirin and I founded Careers by Design over ten years ago and have spent many more years helping people to get “More Happy Mondays.” I’m a caring Career Counsellor and ICF Certified Professional Coach. I specialize in assisting clients to choose a career direction, resolve career-related issues and increase feelings of happiness in life and work. Let's create More Happy Mondays! Find out more at Careers by Design.