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Subject:Re: Too old? From:elecimag -at- att -dot- net To:Siliconwriter <siliconwriter -at- comcast -dot- net>, TECHWR-L List <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com> Date:Tue, 26 Sep 2006 01:23:39 +0000
Thank you Sarah; the only issue that may have been left out is the statement 'you are over-qualified', a phrase that I have heard too many times. Yes, my hearing is excellent!!!
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-------------- Original message from Siliconwriter <siliconwriter -at- comcast -dot- net>: --------------
> On Sep 25, 2006, at 12:10 PM, Sean Wheller wrote:
> > Nah, it's all in the mind. If you can demonstrate the skills,
> > maturity and
> > have clue, then age is not a problem.
> The question was about GETTING the job, not DOING the job. Job
> interviews are not a good place to demonstrate these advantages, and
> unless you actually get hired, the employer will not know that you
> "have clue". So they presume that you don't, based solely on how old
> you appear to be (or actually are).
> No, they don't tell you you're being passed over because of your age,
> because that's illegal. But when you have been contacted about a
> resume, interviewed twice on the phone by several hiring managers,
> and then lose the job the minute you show up for a face-to-face, you
> know it's ageism, racism, or sexism, but it has nothing to do with
> your skills. Especially if it happens over and over again.
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