Avoiding age discrimination on your LinkedIn profile. Do you really have to even worry about that?
I believe age discrimination is RIDICULOUS and there’s a section of your LinkedIn profile that opens itself up for it. While it may not be possible to avoid all forms of age discrimination, this one profile change can eliminate the snap judgments *some* hiring managers make.
My goal here is not to hide anything from employers or help you get in to a company that has serious internal issues with hiring someone older than 45 or doesn’t value the wisdom and experience you offer. However, I do know that age discrimination exists – and it stinks – and this is just one simple way to sidestep those unconscious judgments that some entry-level HR folks are making when screening resumes and researching candidate LinkedIn profiles.
Here’s another resource that you may find helpful if you’ve been applying to positions but find you’re getting stuck in the screening system and not getting through to employers. This free PDF download 15 Keys for Getting Your Resume Through Applicant Tracking Systems covers 15 different tips and strategies you can implement on your resume now to get past the screening process and through to the employer.
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Jessica Hernandez, President, CEO & Founder of Great Resumes Fast
Hi, I’m Jessica. I started this company back in 2008 after more than a decade directing hiring practices at Fortune 500 companies.
What started as a side hustle (before that was even a word!) helping friends of friends with their resumes has now grown into a company that serves hundreds of happy clients a year. But the personal touch? I’ve kept that.
You might have seen me featured as a resume expert in publications like Forbes, Fast Company, and Fortune. And in 2020, I was honored to be named as a LinkedIn Top Voice of the year!
I’m so glad you’re here, and I can’t wait to help you find your next perfect-fit position!
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