This is a good article that Dice.com put out this week. And it validates what many of us, even in the technical communications field have said for a while–there IS ageism in the tech field, and we feel it too! There are some good recommendations on how to avoid hiring problems if you are let go and you are looking, and of a more–ahem–advanced maturity. (Hey, I fall into this group now, too!) Most of these are common sense if you are used to actively looking like I usually am, but if you’ve been in the same job for a long time, it’s worth taking a look at the measures they recommend.
Technical communicators have a lot to offer at any age, but in the end, it’s the skills that you can bring to the job that will get you in the door.
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