W

hile ageism is a real and persistent problem in the workplace, there are things you can do to combat it. Here are some tips to overcome ageism in your job search:

1. Refresh Your Resume

If you've been out of the workforce for a while, consider updating or revamping your resume so that it highlights the skills you've acquired since you last worked.

To ensure that your resume is up to date, you should use a modern resume template. You can find a variety of professionally formatted templates online, or you can use one of the many online resume builders, such as GoCV and ResumeGenius.

When it comes time for applying for jobs, make sure that every word on your resume is spelled correctly and error-free! A sloppy document will reflect poorly on both yourself as well as potential employers who might take interest in hiring you based on what they've seen so far (or lack thereof).

2. Stay Up to Date

To stay competitive, it's important to keep up with the latest trends in both your industry and your field. This means staying on top of new technologies, learning about what's happening in the news around you, and knowing what kind of job market you're entering.

As a job seeker, it will help make sure that you're not being left behind by employers who want someone fresh for their team.

3. Consider Remote Work

Remote jobs may also help alleviate some ageist concerns. Working with a team of younger coworkers may be easier when the focus is on your work performance and not your appearance in the office. Be sure your tech skills are up to par if you want to go this route.

We hope that these tips will help you as you prepare for your next job search.

ItÔÇÖs important to remember that ageism is still a problem in many fields, and if you run into any issues, we encourage you to contact an organization that specializes in employment discrimination.

For more help with your job search, check out our class: Create Resumes for Volunteering or Jobs

Posted 
Jul 14, 2022
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