Re: Too old?

Subject: Re: Too old?
From: "Bill Swallow" <techcommdood -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: "Dan Goldstein" <DGoldstein -at- riverainmedical -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 26 Sep 2006 09:53:16 -0400

I had a hard time when I was younger. I came up to speed rather
quickly and had quite a bit of technology exposure, experience, and
expertise under my belt at a very early age. I looked good on paper,
and was called in for interviews multiple times. When I went in for an
interview at several places, I could tell immediately that they were
standoffish... and would ask questions such as "You've developed over
40 HTML Help files for various clients over the past two and a half
years?" with a hesitant tone and curious eye. This was in 1998-9, and
I was 24-25 years old. I can only guess as to why I didn't get the
jobs in question, but it sure felt like they were uneasy/skeptical
about my experience given my age...

It goes both ways.

On 9/25/06, Dan Goldstein <DGoldstein -at- riverainmedical -dot- com> wrote:

How many of you have found age to be a factor in getting work?

(Should've been a TECHWR-L survey...)

Bill Swallow
HATT List Owner
WWP-Users List Owner
Senior Member STC, TechValley Chapter
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"I see your OOO message and raise you a clue."

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Job calls AFTER you find work: From: Poshedly, Ken
Too old?: From: Dan Goldstein

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