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?
It’s not about you… You may the one in need of a job, but you are not the one with a problem. The person who hires you has the problem. So stop thinking ‘me’ and think ‘them’. People get hired because they convince the hiring manager they are the best solution to the manager’s problem(s). If you want a job, start thinking and communicating to people about the kinds of problems you can fix better than anyone because of your experience and accomplishments.
Start thinking about why someone would hire you, rather than how unfair life tends to be. This is time for action. During the job search you are self-employed as the head of sales and marketing—for yourself. Think AND act like the great salesperson you must be in order to compete for your next job.