WORRIED ABOUT YOUR AGE WHILE LOOKING FOR
By Fernando Ratkoczy - Executive
Career Management Consultant
If you believe that you’re too old or
too young to get a particular job then you can easily prove yourself
to be correct by simply not looking for that ideal job.
What is too old any way? I have had 40
year olds who were worried about being too old. The fact is that
everyone is getting older and living longer and it shouldn’t matter
how old you are as long as you are able to fulfill the requirements of
In today’s world for better or worse
things have dramatically changed. Did you know that jobs across
disciplines in the United States only last 2.7 years as an average? I
know it sounds short but just think that this average has been the
result of adding a lot of people that move quickly, maybe every six
months or so.
But in any case it tells us that jobs
are probably not going to be around for 15 to 30 years as a norm.
There are some benefits to this new order of business that may benefit
us as well. If you have been at a job and you would like to move on to
another, it’s alright to do so now. In the old days if you changed
jobs or even changed careers they thought there was something wrong
with you. Now is almost welcome to have a variety of experiences and
Your resume can have multiple jobs
reflected in it and nobody is going to misjudge it. People get laid
off in today’s job market place for no fault of their own as a normal
business practice. Every time there is a merger the bigger fish eats
the small fish and there you have redundancy and you get told “sorry,
we are restructuring and streamlining operations to save costs”. A
company purchases another one, a product has not done well, a
relocation of the company occurs, and we can think of many more. But
what is important is that every company knows that more than likely
you are looking for a new position because an event out of your
control happened and your situation is a direct consequence of it.
In summary companies don’t worry much
about your age anymore since there is a good chance you won’t be there
for that long. So long you can perform today and probably for a few
years you will pass the age question. Age in many cases have an
advantage, which is experience at the work place. You get more for the
money when someone has done it all and does not have to learn
everything on the company’s dime.
Does Age Discrimination exist in certain
companies? Absolutely! But do you want to work for a company that
would discriminate and limit your opportunities for job growth and
satisfaction? No! If they do discriminate then it simply means it
wasn’t the right company and you need to go to the next company on
your list that is a better fit for you.
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