It is amazing to me how many people believe the reason no-one is calling them in for an interview is because they are old. Really? How does the employer know how old you are in reading your resume?
- Did you list your birth date?
- Did you list the year you graduated?
- Did you list every job you've had since high school?
So, how would the employer know how old you are?
Chances are, they don't want to interview you because you haven't explained in your resume why they should. Employers are receiving hundreds and thousands of resumes. Why would your's stand out?
- Your experience exactly matches what they are looking for
You have the exact match of skills they are looking for
You've proven that you have successfully done what they need you to do with their company
Your resume is a sales brochure not an historical account of everything you have done. Adjust your resume for every job you apply to.
Honestly, I don't believe employers have anything against someone solely because of their age. It is more likely that they see candidates as "over qualified". This means: EXPENSIVE.
The next time you think you aren't getting an interview because of your age, check your resume instead.
Dr. Rita Carey offers wonderful teleconferences on the topic for those 50+. See her listing of teleconferences.