Ask an Expert: How Do I Eliminate Age Bias From My Job Search?

Age Bias
Age Bias

Many readers frequently write in to express their concerns about being eliminated from an employer's consideration because of their age. And while I'm not denying that ageism exists, I think the real issue that hurts an older job seeker's chances is relevance.

If an older worker can't prove that they have kept up with technology and leading-edge concepts for their industry or job function, they will lose out to their younger counterparts that appear more "in the know." So how do you counter potential age bias and quickly show hiring managers that you are just as relevant as the next applicant? Here are a few suggestions.