Summary of “5 Ways to Respond to Ageism in a Job Interview”

Despite the negative stereotypes that older workers have less energy and are less productive, the data shows otherwise.
According to research from the Stanford Center on Longevity, older workers are healthy, have a strong work ethic, are loyal to their employers, and are more likely to be satisfied with their jobs than their younger coworkers.
Show your excitement about the opportunity and the work you do.
Instead of discussing how many years of experience you have, or how many times you’ve done a certain type of project, show your enthusiasm for the job by saying something like, “This is my sweet spot. This is the work I love to do.” Calling out all of your years of experience can have the unintended consequence of alienating or intimidating your interviewer, or making you appear to be a know-it-all.
In finding ways to connect personally with her interviewer, Lauren made sure to use current references that a younger person could relate to, like a popular show on Netflix.
Humor is another way to connect and show the other person you’d be enjoyable to work with.
Show your ability to work well with diverse groups of people.
While ageism exists, focusing on what you can control and employing the strategies above can divert attention from your age and refocus it on why you are right for the job.

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