Even though our working lives are getting longer, older candidates often find it hard to get work. But there are ways to improve your chances of landing a new job when you’re well into middle age.
Is age discrimination still a factor for an older person looking for a job?
Studies have found that it takes older candidates longer (10 months on average) to find a job and they receive fewer offers. But why?
Ageism certainly plays its part. The Australian Human Rights Commission says 27% of over 50s in the country have experienced discrimination in the workplace due to their age. And many older job seekers blame ageism for their involuntary retirement.