Over 50 and Job Hunting?
|July 18, 2012||Posted by admin under DECODE - Assess/Plan|
Over 50 and job hunting? Here’s some encouraging news
By Anne Fisher, contributor July 18, 2012: 1:27 PM ET
If you’re worried that your age will count against you, think again. More employers and recruiters are looking for managers with additional years of experience.
FORTUNE — We’re all familiar with the stereotype: Job seekers in their 50s almost always get shunted aside in favor of young (and believed to be more tech-savvy) go-getters in their 20s and 30s, right?
Well, as it turns out, not so much. When Chicago outplacement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas set out to analyze government employment data by age group, going back to January 2010, researchers made an interesting discovery. Of the 4,319,000 jobs created in the U.S. over the past two-and-a-half years, about 70% (2,998,000 jobs) went to people aged 55 or older.