Maybe you’re wondering what ageism really means…it’s prejudice or discrimination on the grounds of a person’s age. Who does ageism affect? Everyone! In fact, according to the World Health Organization, starting at 4 years old, people internalize and use stereotypes learned in their culture to guide their feelings and behavior towards people of different ages. So now that we know what it is and who it impacts, is it really a problem? Absolutely – especially in the workforce. Did you know that 76% of job seekers expect their search to take more than three months due to ageism? Throw in the last year and all the changes we’ve experienced, and it’s important to understand and learn how to navigate your search through these uncharted waters.
Betty Flasch will discuss how ageism and the current market are affecting the job search process, and the silver linings people might overlook! Betty will cover the pre-COVID job search, the post-COVID job search, and the “brave new world” job seekers are entering; she’ll also give great tips on how job seekers can set themselves up for success.