‘I Know Too Many Peers Who’ve Been Subjected to Ageism’

Sep 19, 2023ERE.net
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This piece by Jay Jusino reflects on how age has become an increasingly concerning limitation on people of all professional backgrounds. Jusino notes that ageism has begun to play a significant role in talent acquisition and potential careers, often disqualifying applicants or employees in the early stages of the process. Many of Jusino's peers have encountered ageism in the form of misinterpretation or misunderstanding around their skill sets and experience due to their age, along with physical characteristics like makeup and clothing. Jusino explains that it has become increasingly difficult and frustrating to remain relevant in the workforce due to these disadvantages, and encourages the application of a more humanistic approach to recruitment and development with the recognition of the shared collective experiences amongst an age group.