By The Numbers

Age Still a Factor in Job Market

Over 40 and looking for a new gig? You may be in for a long wait. A recent poll of more than 400 executives found that those who were older took significantly longer to find a job than their younger counterparts. In addition, older executives had fewer interviews during their job search than younger ones.

Contrary to the adage its easier to find a job when you have one, the survey showed older, unemployed executives found jobs more quickly than those who were working.

Better Off Without One
Job status Length of search Number of interviews
Not employed 9.2 months 10.5
Employed 11.1 months 9.1

Source: Exec-U-Net, Norwalk, Connecticut.


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