There’s no good reason your age should hinder your job search. But that doesn’t change the very real perception, especially in the IT industry, that age is an impediment to innovation, efficiency and, ultimately, success. While you can’t do much to change the widespread unconscious biases against older workers, you can take steps to mitigate their impact on your own job search.
1. Look for a cultural fit
Whether you’re 24 or 64, finding a good cultural fit is imperative for success and for your own happiness in the workplace. To that end, research companies that are known to be friendly to mature, seasoned workers – you’ll have a much better chance landing a job, says Ford R. Myers, career coach, speaker and author of “Get The Job You Want, Even When No One’s Hiring.”