Friday, March 27, 2009

[TechRepublic] Put the spin on age bias

March 27, 2009

Job hunting: Put a new spin on 'old'

IT CareerFor older workers looking for a job, age bias can be hard to fight. Career blogger Toni Bowers suggests some things you can do to present your age and experience in a way that elevates your personal brand. Have you ever tried to address perceived age bias in an interview?

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