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    Hi, AGEIST readers, it’s John Tarnoff, your second-act-career Dear Abby.There’s been a lot of discussion recently about the Age Discrimination Employment Act, and whether it’s doing its job when it comes to age discrimination.Like the majority of employees it is designed to protect, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act is...
    We all spend the early years of our lives essentially as sponges — soaking up everything we see, hear, taste, and feel, without prejudice or agenda. As we grow up, various pressures conspire to avoid the risk of failure, and to build a protective shell around our fragile egos.The...
    Our career columnist,  John Tarnoff is here with this month's insights on winning strategies for landing a job. Struggling with a Job Search? The common threads in this month's career-related comments on the AGEIST group reflect the sense of desperation, frustration, and anger people our age experience navigating the job search...

    Keep it Chic

    a future fashion magazine After 20 years casting models for Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, and fashion shows, Preston Davis was looking for a change. Like so many people we've met, she picked a parallel career that favored her skills. She started her own fashion site, Keep it Chic. It’s smart, of the moment, and...
    With all the depressing tales of ageism we hear, it’s refreshing to hear a positive story. This one came to us courtesy of Brett Callow of Emsisoft, an antivirus company that eliminated bias from the hiring process.“I thought that you might enjoy hearing about a company at which age isn’t...
    Women our age are leading the push in starting new businesses. We will be having a number of these north star female entrepreneurs speaking at YBL on how they started a successful business at an age their parents may have retired. Today we catch up with Susan Feldman who founded...
    “The ideal candidate is a digital native who understands beautiful design, thoughtful UX, digital strategy, and client interaction.”“3 to 7 years leading or participating in business or technology projects, preferably in a consulting environment.”“We’re a team of energetic, young professionals that share a love for dogs, beaches, sunshine, and...
    This may seem like a click-bait alarmist statistic. ProPublica based their research on people over 50 who have had a stable job for 5 years or more. Meaning, sometime within 15 years you will either be laid off, or forced out. If you are nearing 50 or over 50...
    There are numerous self-help books, articles and, of course, highly valuable career coaches that we can and should avail ourselves to. But we felt there was a gap in our knowledge about what was going on with the other side of the table: the HR teams that were actually...
    With the topic of age discrimination in the workplace top of mind, some have assumed that women are impacted more than men. The findings of a recent study may surprise you.Age discrimination in the office may not affect both genders equally, and in one important respect, older women actually...