Thinking about a job change?: Confront ageism, turn experience to your advantage

By Colleen Clarke

Administrative Assistants’s Update, Professional Development for Canada’s Office Support Staff: September 2018

You have been through every conceivable business process change over the last 40 or so years.

You are flexible, adaptable, communicate well, can book travel arrangements as well as any travel agent, edit reports almost as well as a journalism graduate, and take care of aging parents.

You are an experienced worker.

With people reaching management status younger than ever before, work seekers over 50 can find themselves being interviewed by managers in their children’s age group. This can be uncomfortable for both parties and it does not always fare well for the experienced candidate.

Recently there has been…

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