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Career Tools Webinar Series – Answers to Ageism: Resume Tactics, Networking Tips, and Staying Competitive in the Job Market

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Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - 12:00pm
Webinar - Online

“Is Ageism a ‘thing’?” The answer is “Yes!” And it doesn’t just affect those in the work force who are approaching retirement age—it can rear its ugly head at any time. Whenever you’re seen as less effective or less productive than someone younger than you, you run the risk of being tagged with stereotypes like “Plateaued” or “Can’t Teach an Old Dog New Tricks” or even worse, “Expendable.” And statistics prove it—in a 2017 survey by AARP, nearly two-thirds of workers 55 to 64 cited their age as a major barrier to finding a new job. 

So the question is not whether Ageism is real, it’s “What can you do about it?” This webinar will explore how to combat ageism no matter where you are in your career, and teach you practical steps to overcome it—by keeping your skills relevant, developing your marketable “assets” and showing how your knowledge and experience can add value, whether you’re competing with recent college grads, re-entering the workforce after a break or reinventing yourself in retirement.

Join us and learn how you can use your resume, your interviewing skills, and your network to minimize your chances of being victimized by ageism and maximize your potential for continued career success. 

This event is part of a series from Penn Alumni Education. You can click here to learn more about the Career Tools Series and view the archives.

 

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