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Job Seekinging Boomers. What Brand does your Recruiter See?

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When I ask a room of Boomers in Job Search, “Have you been interviewed by someone who could be your son or daughter?” the question normally elicits despairing shakes of the head, pained laughter and sometimes even “You mean grand daughter!”

 For the more mature job seeker, it is a genuine frustration that initial interviews are often conducted by “kids who just don’t get it.” When I hear comments like that, I am not surprised that the younger interviewer “doesn’t get” the Boomer and what they can bring to the job.

Brutal Lesson I: There is NO point in complaining about how the job market has changed; how unfair it is or that ageism exists.  Continue reading