How can you fight age discrimination in employment against baby boomers?
The job market is hard for just about anyone. It’s even more challenging for those who are considered to be the “baby boomers”. Being over the age of 50 and trying to compete with individuals who are significantly younger is challenging at best. Age discrimination in employment of baby boomers happen and all we can do is equip ourselves with knowledge about our rights.
On one hand, a lot of people who fall into this category have the years of experience required. On the other, because of their age, some employers may assume that they may not have some of the recent education, technological insight and/or level of energy and passion they is required for certain positions; therefore, many end up being looked over. And yes, sometimes that is simultaneous with being discriminated against.
So, if you’re over 50 and you’re looking for a new position and you would like some ideas on how to be able to avoid being “judged by your demographic”, we have five helpful tips that can take you from “We’ll let you know” to “You’re hired!”