Is there a way to avoid discrimination due to age?

On Behalf of | Sep 25, 2017 | Workplace Discrimination |

It can be very difficult to prove you have been discriminated against  by a company in Indiana during the hiring process. This is especially true if you feel the discrimination was age-based. One of the loopholes when it comes to discrimination is that it can be difficult to prove. So, can you combat such discrimination and help increase your chances of landing a job?

According to Forbes, there is a trick you can try using that could help you overcome age discrimination. It involves focusing on what you can offer the company and providing a clear solution to a problem that company has. This will make you stand out and make it much harder for the hiring manager to pass you up.

Every company has an area where they struggle or something that is a big pain for them to manage. If you can solve that problem, you can get your foot in the door. It is actually more likely that someone who is older can offer solutions like this than a younger person. The company is in need of what you can offer, so they stop looking at something as small as age.

The main idea is to stand out from the crowd. If you are being compared to other applicants that are 20 years younger than you, most employers will go for the younger people. They want to avoid having to deal with an employee who may only have a limited number of years left to work or who may feel overqualified for the job and leave if something better comes around. This causes them to go with younger applicants who are less likely to find other job offers and more likely to stick around for longer. However, if you can standout, you won’t be compared to the others because you offer something unique. This information is only intended to educate and should not be interpreted as legal advice.


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