A recent survey on behalf of the staffing firm Adecco USA Inc. finds that hiring managers will hire Matures (50 years old and above) over Millennials (22 through 31 years old).
In fact, they hire Matures three times as often (60 percent versus 20 percent). As might be anticipated because of the level of responsibility, the 501 hiring managers contacted by telephone tended to be older rather than younger, with 43.3 percent ages 18 to 44-plus and 57 percent 45 and above. What implications does the survey have for job seekers?
Results of the survey, conducted by Braun Research Inc., might surprise many job seekers over age 40 convinced their unemployment or underemployment results from hiring discrimination. However, Adecco points out that more than a third of hiring managers think older workers sell themselves poorly in interviews…
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