But, another reason I am not applying is that the application requires a one-way video interview. Here is the link to that.
Video interviews, of course, showcase one's age. And, since I am over-50 my age probably isn't a plus in Palo Alto. So, even if I were willing to parachute into that pricey area to work and therefore live, I wouldn't apply.
No one I have coached over-50, including those in the legal sector, has been called back for a second interview after the initial video screening. That's just the way it is.
No, video interviews are not against the law. Here is some background on all that.
In addition, it's not against the law for a prospective employer to ask for one's dates of graduation from school.
And, let's face it: Even though the over-50 might not, as the saying goes, "look their age," they still are not in the category labeled "youth." Too many who contact me about coaching blurt out that they don't look their age. Gently, I explain how irrelevant that usually is. Given ageism, there have to be strategies and tactics to bypass the obstacles.
Over and over I have been told that I don't look my age. That didn't prevent me from "aging out" of conducting business in-person in the New York Metro area.
Here, free to click open and read, is my book on how to land, hold, and move on to better work, at any age Download Outwitting ageism.
Contact Jane Genova firstname.lastname@example.org.