Job Search Tips for Mature Workers

Age Discrimination in Hiring

The mature workforce is expected to make up a quarter of employed U.S. adults by 2026America’s Aging Workforce: Opportunities and Challenges. Special Committee on Aging, United States Senate, December 2017, yet 76% of older workers see age discrimination as a hurdle to finding a new job.Perron, Rebecca. The Value of Experience: AARP Multicultural Work and Jobs Study. Washington, DC: AARP Research, July 2018, n=1,425

When applying for jobs, you may unfortunately experience prejudice and discrimination if you are older than other candidates. This may be unconscious bias, like assumptions that you are overqualified or too expensive to hire, or it could be more blatant, like job postings that state a role is best for new graduates.

In this virtual workshop, you’ll learn steps you can take to help overcome ageism you may face when looking for work.

Key Takeaways:

  • Signs of potential ageism in the hiring process

  • Resume tips for mature candidates

  • How to avoid potential age bias in your interview