I’m like a FINE WINE!!!! Hired at 68!
I don’t care that I’m 68 years old…..I'm like a fine wine! I get BETTER with age!! I believe I was facing age discrimination in my job search for the last year or so until I realized that I was half the problem!
I wasn’t staying positive and coming to interviews prepared to show them that I am just as able to complete the job as someone half my age. One tip I do have that I would like to share with you all is to UPDATE YOUR RESUME!
Take off all jobs that are irrelevant and might showcase how old you are. If it is more than 10-12 years old, take it off! Don’t include dates for graduations and any certifications you earned. You don’t want to take any chances of getting your resume tossed before they even see you! Be sure to remove these dates from social media profiles as well.
I just landed a job as an HR specialist at 68 years young!! I showed up with positive energy and mindset. My interviewer asked me questions about my skills and I used examples to show her my expertise and demonstrated my excitement to learn!
Best wishes to all my fellow fine glasses of wine!!