11/28/09

Strategy to confront age bias

Overcoming age bias is important not only for career growth but more importantly during job search. To overcome age bias one has to shatter common stereotypes.

But then how can one explode these myths about 'older' workers?

"In order to do this, start by specifically addressing common stereotypes, writes Andrea Coombes. Other strategies to overcome age bias include highlighting up-to-date technology skills, giving examples of your adaptability, and focusing on your most recent experience."

Above all refrain from exhibiting the classic close mindedness of one who has seen it all. Having a close mind and resisting new ideas will surely stunt your career and nullify your job search effort.