Ask HR: How Can Older Workers Better Compete for Jobs?

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SHRM President and Chief Executive Officer Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., SHRM-SCP, is answering HR questions as part of a series for USA Today.

Do you have an HR or work-related question you’d like him to answer? Submit it here.

As an older worker, I tend to see greater focus in my industry on hiring younger, less experienced, less expensive talent. How can I market myself to better compete with younger workers? —Jean

Johnny C. Taylor, Jr.: For a seasoned worker, the job search may seem frustrating and overwhelming given the competition in the labor market.

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