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Resume Tips for Engineers Over 40

Resume Tips for Engineers Over 40
By Gary Perman

In study after study, more and more engineers over forty are reporting age bias in their job search and engineers are increasingly wondering what they have to do to get a job in the second half of their careers.

According to a recent survey by ExecuNet, 84% of those polled said that age discrimination is a serious problem in today’s marketplace. Additional interesting results from the survey included:

  • 65% of engineers surveyed said they had encountered age discrimination in a job search – up from 58% who expressed that view in 2001
  • 94% felt their age had resulted in their being eliminated for a particular position
  • 40% feared they would be forced into early retirement
  • 72% feared being victimized by age discrimination
  • 36% feared they were getting too old to find a new job

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Gary Perman is President of Perman Technical Search Group, a national search firm that specializes in recruiting Executives to Engineers in the technology industry since 1996.
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