Happy 4th of July Everyone!
I find now that you see this bit of debate between the time frame in which someone can achieve success. The younger you are, you can make it in certain industries or careers; but as you get older the playing field isn’t balanced or even fair in treatment. I know that age discrimination is real! But how do or does it get exposed more or even shifted into more of an advantage for those that are aging?
I had a client this week, keep identifying his desire to hire someone who they felt needed to be young with energy. I understand it, as I told him, but seasoned with knowledge and the ability to help him get where he needs to be should be a criteria as well or at least have the same opportunity. In addition, some people are in career transition and are just as willing to learn, as the young person with impressionable minds or the eagerness to learn…so don’t leave them out.
I found this article which notes #celebrities and #models of all industries that didn’t do what we may consider great things or even just start their career until 40 – #VeraWang didn’t design her first dress until she was 40; Robin Chase cofounded #ZipCar at 42; and this list goes one.
As the article says “It’s Never Too Late!” Read Here