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3 steps to deter age discrimination in Michigan

Workplace discrimination can take many forms. One can be discriminated against for one's gender, age, race or religion. Discrimination also can affect different areas of employment such as promotions, raises, termination or even hiring. Recently in Michigan and all across America, there has been an increase in hiring discrimination cases based on age. Age discrimination can be interfering with older Americans looking for jobs.

If one is afraid of falling victim to age discrimination when looking for a job, one can choose to alter a few of their usual application and interview tactics to hopefully deter this unfortunate occurrence. The first step one can take to decrease the odds of experiencing age discrimination is to make alterations to one's resume. It is unnecessary to list jobs that one has had many years ago, but if one of those jobs are integral to proving one's qualification, one can include it under a different category without dates.

Another step one can take is to simply dress younger. Interviews are designed to pick the most qualified candidate, and one's appearance often affects an employer's overall impression of the interviewee. The final simple step one can take to decrease the chances of age discrimination is to simply act younger and more energetic during the interview.

Following these tips can reduce any older Michigan citizen's chance of being declined for a position due to that person's age. Age discrimination, along with all other forms of workplace discrimination, is illegal, but it unfortunately happens anyways. If one feels that they have been denied employment or experienced any other employment problems due to age discrimination, one can consult with a Michigan professional in employment law to see if one qualifies for a lawsuit.

Source: business2community.com, "Is Age Discrimination an Issue in Job Search?" Alex Freund, July 3, 2013

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