Mature job seekers bring self-knowledge to the table. They know where theyre weak and where theyre strong. They also bring life experience. With a little imagination, they can convert their greatest challenge, age, to an asset.
Barry Cohen (barrycohen.biz) coaches clients of all ages. One man, at 76, was updating his interviewing skills for a job at a bank. Age would be an issue with the interviewer if no one else.
To minimize the age factor, Cohen says, I prepared him by dressing him in a sports jacket with leather patches on the elbows and a sweater vest.