If you’re approaching 50 or over 50, or a new entrant to the job market, you’re likely to experience ageism during your job search or career transition. So it’s worth knowing how to prevent and combat it!

Research shows that people of all ages harbor 6 stereotypes of older workers, and it’s crucial not just to be aware of these stereotypes, but to actively combat them in a job search.

This presentation will provide specifics on how to combat stereotypes while also harnessing the power of the one tool that younger job-seekers don’t have: a large network. If you’re 50+ and haven’t been being selected for interviews, or if you get interviews but not the offer, this workshop will help you turn things around.

You’ll learn the answers to these questions:

  • At what age and in what industries do applicants experience ageism in the hiring process?
  • What does ageism “look like” in the hiring process? What will an older job-seeker experience during a job search?
  • What are the 6 stereotypes of older workers, and how can you actively combat them during your job search?
  • Do you need to make changes to your appearance? If so, what changes specifically?
  • What are the 9 “don’ts” for older job-seekers?
  • Why is LinkedIn the most powerful tool for older job-seekers, and how should you use it in your job search?
  • What strategies will help reduce the impact of ageism in your job search?

See the attachments for additional material related to this topic. Elizabeth also sent along her LinkedIn Checklist.