Seniors Are Returning to the Job Market for a Second Act, and That Means It’s Round Two in the Fight Against Ageism!

It’s time to talk about the elephant in the room

Roger A. Reid, Ph.D.
Crow’s Feet
Published in
9 min readJan 24, 2023

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It’s all part of a recent upheaval in the job market — seniors returning to work. Whether it’s to supplement our income or to fill the vacancy in our lives created by a too-early, conventional retirement, many of us are considering a second act, either in our original field of expertise or to pursue a brand-new opportunity.

The news media tells us employers are ready to welcome us with open arms, and that the current demand for workers has helped reduce the hard-core bias of ageism.

Want the truth?

Are you sixty or (shudder) older?

Regardless of the latest HR campaign, you may find the job market not as welcoming as they are to someone half your age — someone with far less experience and expertise.

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Roger A. Reid, Ph.D.
Crow’s Feet

Author of “Better Mondays”|Host of Success Point 360 Podcast|Tips & strategies on personal development-work-productivity-careers-life | https://RogerReid.com