Here's why you should STOP worrying about AGEISM
-Ageism is a SYMPTOM of a problem, not the problem itself!
-A weak personal brand, combined with a weak (or nonexistent) job search strategy is at the heart of ageism. If you can't powerfully communicate your worth at a level that is commensurate with your age, OF COURSE you're going to run into problems!
Focus on the following:
1) Benchmark the right people, and study how they promote themselves. Older candidates need to combine EXPERIENCE with VISION.
2) Build relationships with the right people. You should NOT be targeting HR professionals! You need to be connecting with senior-level people at companies who can get you IN as an internal candidate.
3) Develop a positive feedback loop. Think about doing 1 LinkedIn Status Update per day, combined with personally engaging with at least 5 people in your network. Sustained action brings massive results!