Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Never apologize for growing older and wanting to work


There are a lot of people and entities giving advice to people of a certain age looking for a new job; and one thing the pandemic has shown us is that a lot of people still need to and are trying to work.


Browsing though various articles such as:


·       Tips for Finding a Job After 50”

·       7 Tips for Getting a New Job in Your 50s”

·       Job Searching Over 50: 8 Secrets for Success”


I realize that a common theme throughout all, is that there is a sense that being over 50 is a negative somehow, and you need to diminish yourself and your experience in order to get someone to hire you.


Since when has experience become an impediment to finding work? Since when did we have to start apologizing and placating potential employers because we had the audacity grow older?


Employers need to start looking at things a different way because there is a lot of wasted talent out there becoming discouraged, simply because society only seems to value youth.


Things to think about.


Dr Flavius A B Akerele III

The ETeam