I am a female in my late 30s with a wholesale sales profession in the fashion industry in the middle of a job search. I finally met with a company with a very strong fashion brand here in the U.S., whose business is growing rapidly and overall seems to be a great match. The only concern is that 98 percent of the employees are 5-10 years younger than I am for sure.
Is this an issue I should I be concerned about?
The Career Doctor responded, in part:
I know it’s kind of a cliche, but I think it’s something older job-seekers need to take to heart when seeking jobs that focus on youth or where most of the co-workers will be much younger — and that’s you’re only as old as you feel and act. So, if you come into a job-hunting situation and you act old — you act like you’ve been around the block so you know all the answers and act like an old dog who refuses to learn any new tricks — you will not get hired. And why should you? Every business is dynamic and changing, and if you can’t change with it, why would any employer want to hire you?