At least once per week, I receive a phone call or email message that goes something like this:
Hello, I am 63 and want to know if I am too old to find a job…
Yes, I am 48, looking for a new job and very concerned about my age…
I need to find a job, though I am in my mid-fifties and getting up there…
While I am 58, I feel like I have some good years left in me and I need to make a change...
I’m 45, and just wondering how much trouble I’ll have finding a new job given my age and all...
If you were a career management professional sharing ideas with job seekers, how might you respond to the above questions?
Here are three questions to consider:
1. How motivated are you to make finding a job your full-time job if you are in career transition, regardless of your age?
2. What are you doing to keep yourself fit and competitive to meet the ever-changing needs of today’s workforce, regardless of your age?
3. How would you best describe your overall attitude regarding looking for work, regardless of your age?
So how about it, job seekers? Are you 45+ years of age and beyond with success in landing a new job?
Why not take a moment and share what worked for you!
P.S. In my practice, the most senior person I have ever provided career transition services to: 76 and the very youngest: 16. The 76 years-of-age client found new employment within six-weeks of losing her job of 20+ years. The 16-years-of-age candidate won an academic excellence scholarship for study abroad.
P.S.S. Can you guess the age of the ‘oldest’ person to be sworn in as CEO of the USA?
Age 63 _____
Age 71 _____
Age 55 _____
Age 69 _____
Age 48 _____
“It is never too late to be what you might have been.” ~ George Eliot
posted by: billiesucher