The Best Piece of Career Advice: The One Question I Would Ask
By: Peter Altschuler
There was a time when youth and inexperience went hand in hand. Now youth appears to trump everything, in technical disciplines especially, but in creative ones, as well. In those arenas, age and experience are seen as liabilities.
What makes that curious is that, come November, voters will likely choose between a 68-year-old woman and a 70-year-old man (both of whom dye their hair) to take on what is, not very arguably, the toughest job in the world. If those individuals are qualified to lead the free world, why are seasoned, gray-haired professionals who have stayed current with trends and technologies considered acceptable (sometimes) as advisors but undesirable as employees?