Is there age discrimination when you look for a job. Definitely, yes. But,
· For most jobs it kicks in later than in the past
· It varies among occupations
· It is somewhat determined by a person’s skill set
Because we presently have a labor shortage in many occupations and certain areas of the country it is a good time for the over 50 crowd to look for work.
It is important to keep up with technological change.
It is important to be able to deal with a diverse workforce (where many of your co workers may now be younger).
It is important to be flexible
You must use job search methods for today, not what worked when you first started to work.
And most important, you must maintain a positive attitude towards yourself. Don’t think you can’t get a job because of your age; think how valuable your experience is and prove that to employers.