Older Job Seekers Find Ways to Avoid Age Bias – NYTimes.com

A lack of technology aptitude is a common worry. “People over 60 are often perceived as technophobes,” said Nancy Collamer, a career coach and author of “Second-Act Careers: 50+ Ways to Profit From Your Passions During Semi-Retirement.” To overcome age bias, demonstrate comfort with technology and social media, Ms. Collamer said. “Include your LinkedIn URL on your résumé, or mention an interesting article you found on the employer’s Twitter feed during an interview.”

via Older Job Seekers Find Ways to Avoid Age Bias – NYTimes.com.

This thing always bugs me … Twitter and LinkedIn aren’t “technology”, they are tools that happen to be popular right now.

No, my “tech” skills (I’m a programmer, for Pete’s sake) are not inferior to those of a twenty year old who likes Twitter.

Then again, it’s probably best that I don’t work for someone foolish enough to think this, so it all works out, I guess …

 

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