You’ve heard them, the endless quips about getting older — “Age is just a number” or “You’re as old as you think you are.” But as we age, we see a shift, particularly at work. Instead of valuing your experience, some employers or colleagues may question your ability to do the job, solely based on your age. This is ageism, an “ism” that isn’t called out enough. So how do you cope? Here are 6 career tips to help you overcome ageism at work.
Why We Need Career Tips to Overcome Ageism
Meanwhile, choosing to work or not is a personal decision.
Perhaps you need to work a few more years because you’re financially unable to retire. Maybe you thoroughly enjoy your work and can’t imagine stepping back. Whatever your personal case might be, ageism should not influence that decision.
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