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    Ageism  |  Wikipedia
    Ageism (also spelled "agism") is stereotyping and
    discriminating against individuals or groups on the
    basis of their age. This may be casual or
    systematic.[1][2] The term was coined in 1969 by
    Robert Neil Butler to describe discrimination against
    seniors, and patterned on sexism and racism.[3]
    Butler defined "ageism" as a combination of three
    connected elements. Among them were prejudicial
    attitudes towards older people, old age, and the
    aging process; discriminatory practices against
    older people; and institutional practices and
    policies that perpetuate stereotypes about elderly
    people.[4]
       1.  Nelson, T.D. (Ed.) (2002). Ageism:
            Stereotyping and Prejudice against Older
            Persons.
            MIT Press. ISBN 978-0-262-64057-2.
       2.  a b Quadagno, J. (2008). The field of social
            gerontology. In E. Barrosse (Ed.), Aging & the
            life course: An introduction to social gerontology (pp. 2–23). New York:McGraw-Hill. 
       3.  Butler, R. N. (1969). "Age-ism: Another form of bigotry". The Gerontologist.
            9 (4): 243–246. doi:10.1093/geront/9.4_part_1.243.
       4.  Wilkinson J and Ferraro K, Thirty Years of Ageism Research. In Nelson T (ed).
            Ageism: Stereotyping and Prejudice Against Older Persons. Massachusetts Institute
            of Technology, 2002


    3 Tips to Get Around Ageism in Your Job Search  |  Beyond.com, John Krautzel                       03/22/0000
     Ageism may be illegal, but that doesn't mean older workers don't suffer from age-based
     prejudice during a job search. Although you can't change your age, there are a few things
     you can do to fight employer ageism. Here are three tips to make yourself an attractive
     hire at any stage in life.

    Ten years ago, Javier seemed destined for a long, successful career in digital marketing.
    At 25 years old, the California native had taken a $42,000-a-year job at a firm in Santa
    Barbara; his salary was raised to $54,000 in less than a year.
    But the next few years proved hectic, as Javier bounced from job to job, with no clear
    career path. He quit his job in Santa Barbara after his long-distance girlfriend unexpectedly
    got pregnant in 2008, and “stepped up,” moving to the Inland Empire to marry her and raise
    their child, as well as his wife’s child from a previous marriage. He got another digital
    marketing job later that year, this time for a real estate listings website, but it vanished
    after the housing bubble burst.


    How to Fight Age Discrimination At Job Interviews  |  Knockemdead.com, Martin Yate
    While questions about age rarely get asked (they’re illegal, as if you didn’t know), that
    doesn’t stop the curse of age discrimination playing out at job interviews. With age comes
    experience, a wider frame of reference and greater steadiness, but these invaluable assets
    can also create blind spots that trip you up – which makes dealing effectively with the
    whole issue challenging but achievable.  


   Myth of Staying Employable Past 50 |  LinkedIn, Dilip Saraf                                                                   01/08/2017
     Read the article before you panic and so something ill advised ... there is a solution provided!
    
Many prospects call me and lament their status in today’s job market. “I have just been for
    the second time and I am in my 50s. I cannot afford to retire for another 10-15 years 
    because my youngest son has not entered college yet.  
I do not know where to turn; do you
    think that you can help me?” is a typical call of resignation I receive more often than I care
    to count. 
 Although I am based in the Silicon Valley my practice is global; I have clients in
    23 countries in many areas of business and industry. So, these calls are almost geo-agnostic.



    Overcome Age Discrimination:  
    The Biggest Missed Opportunity for Experts and Seasoned Professionals
    We all have perceptions of “the job hunt.” There’s the resume, the cover letters, the
    online application systems, the gate-keepers within HR, the series of stiff interviews
    where you have to prove yourself, and all that stuff.
    What many of us don’t realize is that there’s another way to landing a job you love.
    Anyone can access this alternate path, if they know how to find it. And if you have more
    than 25 years of professional experience, you absolutely need to be taking the other route.
    Fortunately for you, that’s one of the things we teach at Career Attraction: how to bypass
    the gatekeepers and find work you truly love, no matter where you are in your career.
    This advice is particularly critical for the seasoned professional. If you read nothing else
    about the job hunt for the rest of your career, read this.