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Susan Peppercorn was featured in a recent article published on Glassdoor titled, “5 Ways Older Workers Can Combat Age Discrimination in 2017”. In it Susan describes the conditions that lead to age discrimination in companies that are downsizing and trying to save on salary costs, and also offers advice on what older workers can do to overcome age discrimination. Here’s some of what Susan advises 50-plus workers can do:

Show you’re raring to go—not slowing down. According to Peppercorn, “When applying for a job over the age of 50, it’s important to give the impression that you’re ready to hit the ground running and not simply winding down.” That means that when you apply for a new position this year—at your current company or a new one—employers will want to “know that they are selecting a vibrant candidate who plans several productive years in the workforce,” says Peppercorn. “That may be an obvious conclusion with a 30-year-old, but as we age, it becomes critical to demonstrate that vibrancy and spirit.”

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