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What are my chances of of landing internships and competing with younger applicants.?

I’m 51 years old and finishing my bachelors . Worried about job offers and internships not coming my way.
#human-resources #internships #jobs #discrimination #job-applications


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Shana’s Answer

First of all, good for you !!!! Education later on in life is a huge accomplishment and in my view, shows you to be proactive and in charge of your career. I don't know your background but I value the experience someone brings to the table, not necessarily the initials after their name. All forms of education make someone marketable regardless of when it was achieved.


I would highlight your achievements, any volunteer work you might do/ have done, the value of your network and wisdom. I would hope employers see past the date of graduation.


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Linda’s Answer

I can't be real certain on this question. I would advise you to explore companies offering the internship and call them if you have concerns. I experienced very few internship while i was attending college, however now that i have completed i see more opportunities. As we know age discrimination is not to be occuring.


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Saran’s Answer

According to me doing internship is a better approach as we can get a complete knowledge and experience on the kind of job and also when competing with younger applicants you might get some complex with regards to age and time but my personal advice is no to think much about that and proceed with your work. Age is not a concern hardwork with smart thinking is more than enough. I wish you all the very best!!!!!

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