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By bhatia_jas ·
hi,
I am doing MIT with specialisation in java related technologies.my previous background is marketing of Textile and i am 36 years old.I am very anxious whether i will get any job because of my age factor or not.Can somebody guide me what should i do.
Thanks

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by BrianHarris In reply to Age Factor affecting my p ...

Your age will only affect your prospects if you let it. 36 is still relatively young and can easily be "hidden" in your resume by not including specific dates or by removing some of the older jobs. The degree should help you as well, because most employers will think that with a "new" degree you're younger.

Remember that at least in the US employers can't ask your age. Don't do anything to give them the impression you're older and you'll be fine.

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by charles_johnson64 In reply to Age Factor affecting my p ...

Don't worry about the age factor. There is an abundance of jobs for quality people. The skill set is what matters. I went back to college at 44. I am 48 years old now with a degree in MIS. I am currently working and receive mail from recuiters on a daily basis. The key is knowledge.

Good luck !
You'll do fine

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by masked man In reply to Age Factor affecting my p ...

I wouldn't worry about your age I doubt it's the problem you think it is. The real questions are can you do the job and are you reliable. Focus on those qualities and it will be jobs aplenty. I wouldn't even worry about trying to hide your age, I personally would consider it an asset. As IT matures as an industry the number of older workers is only going to increase.

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