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Should you lie about your age?

There is a wide spread belief that there is age bias in the workplace, and that is probably true, but usually not to the degree most over 40 job seekers think.  If you think about why someone is going to hire you, it’s because they believe you are the solution to their problem.

That being the case, and you truly are the solution to their problem, then what does age have to do with it?  The unfortunate part of this issue is that most people cannot articulate their value or currency to a prospective employer, hence they then believe that they are being disqualified because of age.

What are your comments?

  1. Mark Goers
    October 2, 2010 at 8:05 am

    I had telephone interview where the 2nd question asked of me was what year did I graduate from college. Any good responses beside giving out the year?

    • grayhairmgmt
      October 2, 2010 at 11:52 am

      There is nothing illegal about asking this question, unless you can prove that it is solely for determining your age. We recommend that your resume should contain your dates of education which would eliminate this question. And, as you can see, it doesn’t take very much to determine your age anyway by asking this questions, so why not make it easier for the employer. Many HR professionals will eliminate you from the search if your education dates are not included in you resume.

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