3/25/2015 – Older and Out of Work in the Silicon Valley (KQED)

Mar 25, 2015 Comments Off by

Many of us being let go are the “mature” employees — the older workers who no longer fit in an industry that worships youth and its energy. I’ve been advised to dye my hair to enhance my youthful looks and to design a resume that obscures my many years of experience.

Yes, at age 60, I am closer to the end, rather than the beginning, of my time in the workforce. But what about all that accumulated knowledge and history, that expertise and perspective and those years honing my social skills amongst my colleagues? As I wait in vain for the responses to my job queries, it seems those qualities don’t mean anything anymore.

Read the full article at KQED.

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