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Too Old For IT Jobs? 7 Fight-Back Tips
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ChrisMurphy
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ChrisMurphy,
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12/2/2013 | 12:51:39 PM
Jump Before Pushed?
Just this week I heard of someone switching jobs in part because this person had doubts about a current role, is around 50, and felt opportunities to move would diminish after 50. Does that sound rash or reasonable? It's a variation on #6, to network while you're still employed.
Ariella
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Ariella,
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12/2/2013 | 12:26:02 PM
Re: Gray Hair and IT Interviews
I like the fact that the tips are really related to thinking about fitting into the job rather than superficial fixes like suggestions to dye or shave your hair to get rid of the gray. I've even heard that some men get Botox injections in order to look more youthful for job prospects. 
Laurianne
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Laurianne,
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12/2/2013 | 12:14:52 PM
Gray Hair and IT Interviews
What age-related traps or surprises have you encountered during the interview process, IT pros?  Let's hear advice you would have for your fellow job applicants.

 
RobPreston
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12/2/2013 | 11:16:37 AM
The Key
I think No. 4 is key: talking about your experience in terms of accomplishments, not years. It also relates to No. 2: keeping current. You need to show that your rich experiences show that you're constantly updating your areas of expertise. 
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