Dawn Dugan specializes in writing books, articles, white papers, reports and special communications for the human resources industry. She is the co-author of Effective Executive Compensation, which was published by AMACOM in 2008. Read more...
Lesson Learned: You’re never too old to make a splash.
If you think your age is holding you back in your career, consider Torres. She had a long and storied career as a swimmer, but she wasn’t ready to sit on the sidelines quite yet. In 2000, at age 33, Torres became the oldest member of the U.S. Olympic Swim Team. In 2008, at age 41, she became the oldest swimmer ever to earn a place on the Olympic team.
Just like Olympians competing for a spot on the team, the job market is brutally competitive right now. And that goes double for older workers. But if you can prove you have right skill set and can get the job done, age shouldn’t matter.