It's a real thing, and employees in their mid-forties and above are feeling it!
In 2017 AARP conducted a study and found 64% of older workers say they have seen or personally experienced ageism in the workplace. I have personally seen ageism in the workplace.
I give the following advice to my clients to help combat ageism:
Remote work is the new wave! 62% of the workforce is working from home. Companies are looking to save money on real estate and technology. By 2024, I believe close to 70% of the workforce will be working from home.
Understand your skills! Articulating your value is EVERYTHING in a job search. How will you position your skills, and why will your skills benefit that particular company?
Company culture is essential. Research the company and be sure the company makes you feel comfortable. Research the company's diversity and inclusion plan - do you see yourself included?